PA Young Republicans elect new leadership

The Pennsylvania Young Republicans elected new leadership during its annual convention in Hershey.
The Pennsylvania Young Republicans elected new leadership during its annual convention in Hershey. Submitted Photo
Newly elected Pennsylvania Young Republicans Chairman Rick Loughery, of Coatesville, speaks at the organization’s annual convention. Loughery is also the recorder of deeds for Chester County.
Newly elected Pennsylvania Young Republicans Chairman Rick Loughery, of Coatesville, speaks at the organization’s annual convention. Loughery is also the recorder of deeds for Chester County. Submitted Photo

HERSHEY >> The Pennsylvania Young Republicans elected a new chairman, Rick Loughery of Chester County, to lead the organization with new energy and a new path forward at its annual convention in Hershey Feb. 4, following the Republican Party of Pennsylvania’s official meeting. Elected with unanimous support by the membership of the Pennsylvania Young Republicans, Loughery outlined a vision to build new chapters in counties across the state and to support the growth of existing chapters, as well as strengthening the organization’s relationships within the Republican Party.

“With chapters all across the commonwealth, this is the gateway organization for young professionals to get involved in Republican politics,” Loughery said. “This is the ground floor for young activists and those who dream of serving in public office in the future. Our job is to recruit young people to get involved, build relationships within the party and advocate for young Republicans across Pennsylvania. We are the future of the Republican Party, and that future begins today!”

Loughery, born and raised in Phoenixville and a current resident of Coatesville, is the chairman of the Chester County Young Republicans and the county’s elected recorder of deeds. The Pennsylvania Young Republican chairman serves as the chief executive officer of the organization, spokesman and chief representative for young Republicans across the commonwealth and on the national stage. Loughery was elected alongside a slate of a highly qualified young professionals from across the state:

Vice Chair Eric Reath of Lancaster County;

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National Committeeman Jonathon Hausenchild of Butler County;

National Committeewoman Laura Wagoner of Chester County;

Executive Director Bryant Glick of Lancaster County;

Secretary LeeAnn Kapanick of Crawford County;

Treasurer Derrick Backer of Northampton County;

Director-At-Large Daniel Arbucias of Chester County;

Director-At-Large Makala Ashmar of Lehigh County;

Director-At-Large Meredith Buettner Kelemen of Delaware County;

Director-At-Large Nick Cocco of Delaware County;

Director-At-Large Eric Gordon of Butler County;

Director-At-Large Corey Hamilton of Crawford County;

Director-At-Large Dan Patton of Crawford County;

Director-At-Large Zach Pierson of Lancaster County;

Director-At-Large Matthew Szuchyt of Lehigh County;

Director-At-Large Brad Vasoli of Montgomery County.

“Together, we will create an organization that brings young Republicans together, supports conservative values and advocates for the future of the Republican Party in Pennsylvania,” Loughery added.

The Pennsylvania Young Republicans is the official statewide organization representing young Republicans in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It works alongside the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Young Republican National Federation.

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