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Raffi Terzian Elected Chair of The Chester County Republican Committee

Dr. Raffi Terzian is the new chairman of the Chester County Republican Committee.

Terzian, who takes over from Dr. Gordon Eck, received 85 percent of the committee members’ votes Tuesday evening, said Felice Fein, the former vice chair.

“It’s time for new leadership,” Terzian told the Delaware Valley Journal previously. The committee members agreed.

“I’m excited,” said Terzian on Thursday. “One of my goals is to unify the party and to move the party forward in Chester County. I’m grateful to the committee for putting their faith in me and my team. And I’m looking forward to serving.”

Terzian ran on a platform of vitalizing the party by having decentralized leadership, improved fundraising, communications and outreach to members and independent voters.

The Chester County GOP faces about a 5,000 voter registration deficit. And the county board of commissioners and district attorney’s office flipped to Democrats in 2019.

Asked to comment, Charlotte Valyo, chair of the Chester County Democrats said, “The Chester County Democratic Committee is 100 percent focused on electing Democrats in November and advancing the values of our party.”

Trained as an ER doctor, Terzian is married to Roseanne Terzian, and the father of four children. The family has called Chester County home for 19 years. Terzian,  a first-generation son of Armenian immigrants, holds a master’s degree in public health and also has experience in occupational health.

“I currently serve in an administrative capacity as an executive of a health care advocacy company where I lead a team of nurses and doctors who provide healthcare system navigation support,” he said.

Terzian also serves on the Tredyffrin Parks and Recreation Board, and is a board member of the Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust, as well as the Chester County Board of Health.

The family belongs to St. Katharine of Siena Church in Wayne and Terzian is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

A slate of officers also ran with Terzian and have been elected as well. They are: Executive Vice Chair John Emmons; Vice Chair Paula Tropiano; Treasurer Noan MacQueen; Financial Secretary Barbara Spall; Secretary Ann Marie Franciscus; and Assistant Secretary Trish Milanese.

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Chester County Republicans Donate 100 New Toys to Coatesville VA

In this season of giving, the Republican Committee of Chester County members presented donations of about 100 new toys, books, and arts and crafts items for the children and grandchildren of hospitalized veterans at Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

VA Chief of Voluntary Services Jennifer Lilly provided a list of age groups to committee organizers David Sommers and John DeSantis. She explained the veterans are unable to get out to shop, so the hospital provides them with a “store” where they can choose gifts to give for Christmas. Both committee and community members came together to help those who sacrificed so much.

“When we heard about the Christmas needs at the VA Hospital, I knew this was something our committee would enthusiastically support. Some members donated personally, while others collected items at polling places. It is my intention for this toy drive to be an annual event by the Republican Committee of Chester County,” said committee Vice-Chair Felice Fein.

The Coatesville VA Medical Center provides healthcare for America’s veterans.

David Sommers, who organized the donation event said, “Our toy drive to remember veterans in Chester County at this time of year was the first official endeavor for the recently formed Charis Community Outreach program.  Helping veterans better connect with their families provided us with a unique and worthy opportunity.”

The Coatesville VA Medical Center will receive an annual donation from this committee but needs assistance year-round. Please consider a donation to this worthy organization.

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