Upon his election to Chairman, Dr. Eck stated, “I am extremely honored and humbled to have
the support of this committee and look forward to serving the fine people of our county. The
Republican Party was founded on the principle of human dignity. This dignity, as the Founding
Fathers recognized and recorded in the Declaration of Independence, is endowed by our Creator
and cannot legitimately be conferred or restricted by human government. Inherent in humanity
and human dignity are fundamental rights, such as the sanctity of life, equal justice and
opportunity, and personal freedom, including economic freedom and freedom of conscience.
These rights should guide our approach to issues such as educational choice, access to
affordable, quality healthcare, criminal justice reform, racial reconciliation, ending the
exploitation of women, and coming alongside those in need.
We live in troubling times. But, as Robert Woodson reminds us, America is not defined by its
failures, but by its promises. The Republican Party has historically fought for these promises
against fierce opposition. As Chairman, it will be my honor to continue leading that fight until
those promises become a reality for all.”
Dr. Gordon Eck was elected in November 2013 as the Chester County Coroner. Sworn into
office in January 2014, Dr. Eck accomplished the goal of honoring the deceased while serving
the living. Under his leadership, the office transitioned from vendors to a highly educated,
talented team of full and part-time employees, thus improving the competency, commitment, and consistency of the staff. The Coroner’s office pursued certification for all deputy investigators as well as initiated the process of national accreditation of the office, a status held by only 6 of
Pennsylvania’s 67 counties at the time. Dr. Eck also made personal calls to those grieving losses.
Alongside his wife, he visited with the mourning in an unofficial capacity when the families
Dr. Eck has been a resident of Chester County since 1965. He attended Henderson High School
before graduating from Ursinus College and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Eck is retired from his 36-year practice of Family and Geriatric Medicine. He has since
continued his education, graduating from Liberty Theological Seminary with a Masters in
Biblical Studies as well as a Doctorate in Ministry from Southern Evangelical Seminary.
Dr. Eck currently serves as the medical director for a juvenile detention center in Morgantown.
He also sits on the boards of Chester County Women’s Services and SALT — Support and
Leadership Training. Additionally, he is a member of the Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Response
Team and had been prepared to serve in New York City or Italy prior to the decrease of Covid-
19 cases in those locations.
Dr. Eck is married with six children and eighteen grandchildren.