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Chester County Prothonotary

The Chester County Prothonotary is the civil clerk of Chester County's Court of Common Pleas and is responsible for recording all civil procedures before the court. This official signs and seals all writs and processes numerous other court documents. The office also processes passport applications, and records and files legal papers in such areas as name changes, custody decisions, divorces, protection from abuse, drivers-license suspension appeals, medical malpractice, person injury, tax liens and school audits. The Prothonotary serves a 4-year term.

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    Debbie Bookman

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    Matt Holliday

Campaign Phone (484) 667-1456
Education B.S. in Organizational Management from Wilmington University
Qualifications -As a Coatesville City Councilmember At Large, works with city adminstration in providing support implementing effective internal processes for day-to-day operations. -Assist the Finance department with balancing a $10M budget by identifying areas of savings. As a result Coatesville has been able to adopt a budget with no tax increase. -Member of Coatesville's Parks and Recreation Commission where I assist in providing many successful events for our community. -Vice-President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Community Youth and Women Alliance, working with families and women dealing with homelessness and drug addiction. -Council Representative on Western Chester County Council of Governments.
Campaign Phone (484) 885-4415
Education Graduated from West Chester University in 2009 with degree in Political Science.
Qualifications -Has served as Chester County Prothonotary since January 2016. -Holliday was most proud of bringing staff from the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCCC), where Holliday serves as the Board President, into unused office space in the courthouse. He spearheaded that effort so residents who filed a protection from abuse order in Holliday's office could receive onsite assistance from the Domestic Violence Center to navigate the court system and be advised of other services the center offers. -Even with these improvements, Matt managed to bring the office expenses in under the department's budgeted amount for 2017 and 2018 without eliminating staff, and still providing raises to everyone each year. The cost-saving measures help to save taxpayer dollars. -Matt serves on many community boards such as the President of the West Chester Public Library Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Development Committee and Governance Committee, Member of the Board of Directors of the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Friends Associate for the Care and Protection of Children, Member of the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of West Chester, Member and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the West Chester Area Senior Center, Vice President of the Board of Directors of the West Chester Downtown Foundation, Member of the Board of Directors of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, and others. -Serves as Chairman of the West Chester Borough Republican Committee and Vice Chairman of the Chester County Young Republicans.