2011 General Election Candidates Page

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Ward 2
Cassandra L. Jones
Cassandra L. Jones, Borough Council Member
Ward 4
Jordan C. Norley
Jordan C. Norley
Ward 6
Stephen A. Shinn
Stephen A. Shinn

Kathleen M. Cozzone
Commissioner Kathi Cozzone

KATHI COZZONE has represented her constituents tirelessly since elected Commissioner in 2007. In early 2011, she was elected the first Democrat to serve as Vice Chair of the County Commissioners.

Susan L. Bayne
Susan L. Bayne, Borough Council Member

SUSAN BAYNE is a long-time resident of Chester County. She has served on the West Chester Borough Council for the past eight years, including two years as Council President. Susan works full time for Siemens Medical Solutions USA as a buyer in the Health Services Procurement department.

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Fredda Maddox

FREDDA LEWIS MADDOX is from Birmingham Township and has a wide range of experience making her ideally suited for the bench. Fredda has been a PA State Trooper, served in the PA Attorney General’s office and spent over ten years with the Philadelphia Public Defender’s Office. She has a law degree from Widener University, a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from West Chester University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University.

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Tom Purl

TOM PURL is from Downing- town. After retiring from a distin- guished military career, Tom finished Widener law school in 27 months (just over two years). Tom has extensive trial experience in various areas of law, including almost ten years with the Philadelphia Defender’s Office, juvenile division. Tom will bring his leadership and legal experience to serving on the bench.

Samuel C. Stretton
Samuel C. Stretton


SAM STRETTON has been a trial attorney for over 35 years, handling cases in Philadelphia, Chester County and throughout Pennsylvania. Sam has tried over 300 homicide cases and many more appeals. He is currently handling the appeal of the Barnes Foundation move. Sam has been listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2005. Sam has degrees from Penn State University and the Dickinson College of Law.

Alexander Patrick Caton
Alexander Patrick Caton


ALEX CATON is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Alex is resides in West Bradford Township and is working on his PhD.

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Russell W. Phifer


RUSS PHIFER is from London Grove Township and runs his own environmental health and safety consulting business. He has lived in Chester County his whole life and has extensive real estate experience in many Pennsylvania counties. Russ has over 30 years of serving the people and businesses of Chester County. He has assessed and performed title searches on hundreds of properties in Chester County.

A. Wayne Burton
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West Chester VOTE Write-In Candidates

West Chester VOTE Write-In Candidates

Daniel E. Tyman
Daniel E. Tyman


DANIEL TYMAN is a lifelong resident of Chester County from Pocopson Township. Daniel received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Political Science from West Chester University and his Juris Doctor from the Temple University Beasley School of Law where he also served as President of the Student Bar Association. Daniel is also a licensed Pennsylvania attorney. He is committed to working full-time and bringing his experience, both legal and managerial, to the Register of Wills office and providing Chester County residents with the best and most cost-efficient services possible.

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David N. Wecht


DAVID WECHT was a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Allegheny County since 2003. He has an undergraduate and law degree from Yale University.

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Kathryn Boockvar


KATHRYN BOOCKVAR is an attorney from Bucks County. She has devoted her practice for the past 17 years to working for people and non-profit organizations. The Pennsylvania Bar Association gave her a rating of “Recommended” and she was named a legal Rising Star three times. She’s been backed by a wide variety of organizations and unions.