ryan_costelloRyan Costello has been serving as Chester County Commissioner since February 17, 2011, when he was appointed to replace the vacant seat left by Carol Aichele’s resignation.

Prior to Costello’s appointment, he was elected to serve as Recorder of Deeds and has held this position since January 2008.

His experience as an elected official and his commitment to further technological improvements in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds helped him to win this seat by an overwhelming margin.

Costello’s public service goes beyond that of a countywide office. He previously served East Vincent Township for six years as a Township Supervisor, four of those years as the Supervisor’s Board Chairman. During Costello’s term, the Board successfully preserved over 390 acres of farmland without raising taxes.  Under his watch, the Board professionalized Township government services by hiring a Township Manager, implementing a Township website, and developing a quarterly Township newsletter to keep residents informed.  Ryan has never raised taxes in all of his years as an elected official.

Additionally, Costello served as a State Committeeman, as an East Vincent Township Republican Committeeman, and as the Area 4 Republican Chairman.  He has volunteered on various local, state and federal campaigns for over a decade.  

Costello is a lifelong resident of Chester County. He’s a graduate of Villanova Law School and practices with the Pottstown and Phoenixville law firm of O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C. He currently lives in the Borough of West Chester with his wife Christine.