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About Chris


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CHRIS PIELLI for PA State Representative 156th District.

Public Service

I've built my career around service to our country and community starting with serving in the U.S. Army to my current service as Chester County Recorder of Deeds. I’m an attorney by trade barred in NY, NJ, and PA but I have been a soldier, a teacher, a Correctional Counselor/Officer, Veteran’s advocate, and more. Most importantly, I am a husband and father.


Long ago I pledged to support, obey, and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and I am resolved to make that pledge again to all of you. As your State Representative of the 156th I will fight with every fiber of my being to give us a living wage, protect our environment, our voting rights, a woman’s right to choose, small business owners, and a citizen’s right to enjoy the equal protection of the law no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion, because Government that doesn’t work for everyone inevitably will not work for anyone.


Harrisburg is broken and during these difficult economic times their dysfunction is hurting us all. While the Republican controlled legislature sits on billions of surplus dollars we suffer at the gas and shopping lines, driving on roads that look like a war zone. What are they doing with your money? You deserve better. I am the only candidate with a record of proven success in managing and balancing multi-million dollar government budgets. My promise is that I will give you my all, knowing that in these trying times, I can offer you no less. And so, I am ready, willing, and able to pick up the banner and continue the goodfight for your pocket books, your liberty, and your Republic.

Background

Chris is a longtime resident of Chester County.  He returned to West Chester after serving honorably in the U.S. Army, where he completed the U.S. Army Airborne Course (Paratrooper Course) and received two Army Commendation Medals during his service.  With help from the GI bill, Chris attended Temple University Law School after getting married and while working full-time.  During this time, he worked primarily at the Chester County Prison, and served both as a Correctional Officer and later as a Correctional Counselor.  As an attorney, Chris served as a part-time Chester County Public Defender for five years while also establishing his own practice.

Chris is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.  He has served as an arbitrator for the Chester County Court of Common Pleas arbitration panel and as a Court appointed attorney for guardianship matters.  He has successfully completed the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute courses in Zoning and Community Planning.  As a Township Supervisor, Chris served as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Chairman of the Comprehensive Plan Task Force Committee in addition to Board liaison member to the Planning Commission and the Parks & Recreation Committee.  As a Supervisor, Chris is proud of the fact that he helped pass balanced budgets with huge surpluses each year of his tenure.

    

Chris now proudly holds the office of Chester County Recorder of Deeds where he has reduced filing fees and costs, raised record revenue, and improved and innovated his office in many ways.  Most notably, Chris’ office continued operating throughout the pandemic delivering much needed revenue to all our County municipalities and school districts to include over $9 million in net County revenue which helped support our local economy. 

As a veteran, Chris is proud to have worked for the non-profit Chester County OIC Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program as the Program’s Director, helping to employ many local veterans.  He continued to aid our financially challenged residents as the Program Coordinator for the Chester County OIC Workforce Reintegration Program and the Business Outreach Coordinator for the OIC Career Corps program.  He attributes much of his success to the strong support of his wife of twenty-five years, Christine. They are the proud parents of two wonderful children and consider themselves blessed to live in Chester County.


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