Rick Loughery is the Chester County Recorder of Deeds, the elected county official responsible for the public repository of real estate records, military discharges, commissions and other official documents. Elected in November 2011 and sworn into office in January 2012, Rick became the youngest elected county official in Pennsylvania. As Recorder, Rick established a new program honoring our veterans and built partnerships to prevent real estate fraud. He was re-elected in 2015 and, over his two terms in office, he has saved more than $16 million dollars to help the county balance its budget and keep taxes low. In 2017, Rick was recognized by the American Society for Public Administration with the Excellence in Local Government Award.
In February 2017, Rick was elected as the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Young Republicans serving as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer and spokesman for Young Republicans across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As Chairman, he has rebuilt the organizational structure, forged new political partnerships and created more opportunities for young conservatives to get involved within the Republican Party. In 2018, the Pennsylvania Young Republicans were recognized as the nation’s best Young Republican organization and Rick was personally presented with the General George H. Olmsted Award for exceptional leadership. Rick has served as Chair of the Chester County Young Republicans since 2012.
Rick earned his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He is the former analyst to Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell and was an elected Auditor in Schuylkill Township. Born and raised in Chester County, Rick is active within the community and has been recognized as an emerging leader and distinguished young professional.