Sen. McGarrigle Congratulates Charlton, Announces Chief of Staff and District Director

Harrisburg, PA – State Senator Thomas J. McGarrigle congratulated Alex Charlton, his former Chief of Staff, on being elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the 165th Legislative District. “I wish Alex well and look forward to working with him in the legislature,” McGarrigle said.

McGarrigle announced Michael Rader as his new Chief of Staff. Mike served as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee where he oversaw committee operations, as well as working on energy and environmental issues with both sides of the aisle to effect policy. He was instrumental in major reform measures and energy industry job creation. Mike also sits on the board of directors of the Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation, serves as President of the Gordon Borough Council, located in Schuylkill County, and has prior business experience. “Mike brings top tier experience in the Capitol to my team. Understanding the issues that affect our local communities, his economic development background and his skill in Harrisburg will be an asset to the 26th” McGarrigle stated.

McGarrigle has tapped longtime aid, Nick Cocco, to serve as his District Director to oversee operations in the 26th Senatorial District with offices in Drexel Hill and Berwyn that include constituent services, outreach, communications, events and special projects.

McGarrigle said “I’m looking forward to Mike and Nick helping me do some great things for Delaware and Chester Counties.”

Contact:      Nick Cocco            610-853-4100      or

Michael Rader      717-787-1350      or