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January 15, 2018
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Marian Moskowitz to Run for Chester County Board of Commissioners in 2019

Marian Moskowitz to Run for Chester County Board of Commissioners in 2019

Tredyffrin Township resident Marian Moskowitz has announced that she will seek the Democratic party nomination for the Chester County Board of Commissioners.

Moskowitz, the Vice Chair of the Chester County Economic Development Council, has a long and distinguished career as a businesswoman, responsible local real estate developer, and philanthropist. She and her husband Dave created the Franklin Commons in Phoenixville, having transformed the old manufacturing facility into a highly-regarded educational, corporate, and recreational facility.

“I value Chester County and all the opportunities it offered me and my family,” Moskowitz said. “I want to ensure that those opportunities are available to current and future generations of residents who care about fairness, sustainability, good jobs, quality of life, and the dignity of all.”

As someone who could not afford to attend college full-time, Moskowitz started her first business as a single mother, selling leather goods at an indoor flea market, while also working toward her degree. She and her family moved to Chester County in 1984, and the entrepreneur has since operated several small businesses.

In 2015, Franklin Commons garnered her the Schuylkill River Heritage Center Award.

Gov. Tom Wolf appointed Moskowitz to serve as Commissioner on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education in 2017, and the Delaware River Port Authority where she served from 2015-2017.

Before that, she was awarded the Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 2011 from the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce and the Ellen Ann Roberts Achievement Award for Excellence in the Field of Business from the March of Dimes. Read more

Dedicated to a safer, more vibrant Chester County

Marian Moskowitz has dedicated the past three and a half decades to growing and strengthening Chester County. She made a career as a responsible local developer; revitalizing neighborhoods and ensuring that all members of the community benefit.

For the past 12 years, Marian has served on the board of West Chester University, an institution that has become a shining example of delivering quality education in a community setting. For her dedication to improving our schools, Governor Tom Wolf named Marian to the Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

As a community developer, Marian oversaw the adaptation of an abandoned factory in Phoenixville into a one-of-a-kind education and business hub known as Franklin Commons. This award-winning project was applauded by the community for providing learning opportunities for children 3 months of age and up to adults obtaining an associate degree or certificate.

Recently, Marian was named president of the historic Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, which has been a beloved entertainment venue for generations. Marian also serves on the Chester County Economic Development Council and has previously served on the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation.

Marian is dedicated to connecting Chester County communities through improved infrastructure and public transportation projects and was recently named to the Mayor’s Task Force to bring train service to Phoenixville.

She and her husband Dave have lived in Chester County for 35 years. They raised 5 children in Chester County and now enjoy babysitting their 5 grandchildren.

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