Rick Loughery is the Chester County Recorder of Deeds, an elected county official responsible for the public repository of real estate records, military discharges, official commissions and other documents. Elected in November 2011 and sworn into office in January 2012, Rick became the youngest elected county official in our Commonwealth.
The Office of the Recorder of Deeds is used by ordinary citizens on a daily basis. It is an important interface between taxpayers, real estate professionals and county government. In 2012, Rick upgraded the office to a new, high-tech recording system and partnered with District Attorney Tom Hogan in a campaign against real estate fraud. He also launched the Veterans ID & Discount program, which provides special photo identification to Chester County Veterans who record their discharge papers with his office and offers discounts from participating county businesses to those Veterans with the ID.
Rick earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Chester University. He is the former analyst to Commissioner Terence Farrell, who had also served as Recorder of Deeds, and was an elected Township Auditor. Born and raised in Chester County, Rick is active in the community and works with local nonprofits, service groups and chambers of commerce.