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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Can't Keep a Good Man Down

On Tuesday, May 27 Guy Ciarrocchi announced the appointment of a full-time campaign manager to aid Guy with his campaign for state representative for the 157th district of the Pennsylvania State House.

Guy selected Brian McCarthy to fill the role. Graduating from Loyola College in Maryland with a B.A. in journalism, Brian worked as a reporter with the Phoenixville Phoenix from August of 2007 to April of 2008.

During that time Brian covered local politics and events in the Phoenixville region, including borough council and Schuylkill Township on a regular basis. Brian also recorded online podcast interviews with local dignitaries and wrote a weekly opinion column on matters both local and national.

Guy chose Brian, a registered Democrat, as his campaign manager for "his strong work ethic and obvious deep commitment to the community."

"Above all, Brian has shown not only his commitment to our region, but also a true focus on finding ways to solve problems," Guy continued. " Brian and I share the goal of finding people and organizations that are making a difference and helping them to do what they do, with the support and recognition that they deserve."

Prior to leaving for college, Brian grew up in the 157th district, living with his family at their home in Berwyn until graduating from Devon Preparatory School, located in the heart of the district. Brian is excited and honored to assist in Guy's campaign for state representative.

"I met with Guy on several occasions while working as a reporter," Brian said. "So I was already familiar with his strength of character and his great deal of experience in government."

"I, along with the many other dedicated coordinators and volunteers working on this campaign, will strive to ensure that Guy is elected this November," Brian continued. "He will bring not only experience but responsible government to the district, continuing the work accomplished by state representative Carole Rubley."

"Brian has only been working on the campaign for a week, and already I have been impressed with his organizational skills and attention to detail," Wendy DiRico, campaign chair for Guy Ciarrocchi, said. "We're glad to have him on board as we move ever closer to November!"

The 157th district consists of Tredyffrin and Schuylkill Townships, as well as the borough of Phoenixville, in Chester County and Lower Providence and portions of West Norriton Townships in Montgomery County. Guy has over 20 years of experience working in the realm of public service, most recently serving as U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach's chief of staff. For more information on Guy Ciarrocchi visit, call the campaign phone line referenced above or email


Blogger Mr. Ellsworth Toohey said...

I don't see how the hiring of an ex Phoenix reporter is a sign of good judgment.

May 28, 2008 5:56 AM  
Blogger Dolores Haze said...

Possibly, it is the very fact that the reporter is an "ex reporter" that shows good judgment, Dick.

May 28, 2008 9:58 AM  
Blogger barry cassidy said...

hiring one of the pesky kid reporters is genius as far as I am concerned. brian is a hard worker and a bright kid. Anyone who sez anything against this kid does not have all the facts…or misinterpreting the fact. You can’t get much better than this kid. wise move for guy to select this guy.

May 28, 2008 9:19 PM  
OpenID stevejohnson said...

As a long-term resident of this town,I feel very embarrassed whenever I read one of the many comments submitted by our ex-councilman using one of his many aliases. (Any of the 3 comments preceeding mine could be his.) These comments are weird and illogical, although for some reason my wife thinks they're very funny. But I believe folks should have the common decency to use their real names. After all, if someone named "Michele Beaver" can post a comment and use her real name, then so can everyone else!

May 28, 2008 10:49 PM  

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