“I want to thank all the members of the Chester County Democratic Committee for coming out to support our campaign. Together, we are going to accomplish great things for the people the of Coatesville, Downingtown, Parkesburg and the entire district,” Maxwell said.
Maxwell has also been endorsed by Senator Andy Dinniman, Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, and over 20 local elected officials and community leaders.
“I am running for State Representative because we need to grow our economy, fight for our schools, and fight for social justice. This endorsement provides validation that we are on track to win this election.”
Coatesville Democratic Zone Leader Jackie Davis was excited that the Democratic Party had chosen to endorse Maxwell. “I love Coatesville and I know what we can do in our community with the right partner in Harrisburg. I have admired Josh Maxwell’s drive, humble attitude and accomplishments in Downingtown. He is the right partner to have here in Coatesville. I enthusiastically support Josh Maxwell’s candidacy for State Representative.”
Maxwell Campaign Manager Eddy Foster added, “Josh Maxwell has been on the ground, working to put forward progressive issues for four years now. We want to help build up all of our school districts because that’s what we really need to be fighting for. Gov. Corbett has cut way too much from the education budget, and now is the time for Democrats to come together and ensure we defeat the Republicans this fall.”
Josh Maxwell was elected to serve as Downingtown’s Mayor in 2009, and was re-elected in 2013 by nearly 40 points. Maxwell was named the “Best Young Politician” in the area by Philadelphia Magazine in 2011. As Mayor, Maxwell restarted the Downingtown Main Street Association, which has helped grow our economy by facilitating partnerships between residents, businesses, and elected leaders. He served as President of that organization, and currently serves on the board of the Downingtown Community Education Foundation.
“After growing up in a twin on Jefferson Avenue with my brother and two sisters, I understand what it means to have to work hard to make ends meet. A top-tier education system and sustainable economic growth can make a difference for our families. In order to meet these challenges and secure a brighter future for our community we need strong leadership that will bring results,” Maxwell said.
The new 74th district was created in the recent redistricting, and includes the townships of East Caln, Caln, East Fallowfield, Sadsbury, and Valley, the boroughs of Downingtown, Modena, Parkesburg, and South Coatesville, and the city of Coatesville.
~ News Release via Friends of Josh Maxwell ~