A Proven Job Creator and A Leader for Southeastern Pennsylvania

A successful small business owner and job creator, Tom McGarrigle was elected Chairman of Delaware County Council in January of 2012. Under Tom’s leadership, Delaware County has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing counties for job growth in Pennsylvania. As a small business owner, Tom knows firsthand how to make a payroll, balance a budget, and make tough decisions. First elected to County Council in 2007, Tom has a proven record of fiscal responsibility and good governance.

A Delaware County resident of more than 30 years, Tom started his small business at the age of 21 in Sharon Hill. Like all small business owners, Tom made mistakes along the way – and learned from them. Through hard work and a strong business sense, Tom was able to expand his business and relocate to a larger facility in Collingdale after just three years. Now located in Springfield Township, Tom's business supports jobs and sponsors a range of community activities and events.

During his service on County Council, Tom has played an integral role in projects that mean jobs for Delaware County residents. Tom worked closely with elected officials at both the federal and state level to save refinery jobs in our region, and he worked with his colleagues on projects like the Philadelphia Union soccer stadium and the movie studio in Aston – both of which contribute greatly to Delaware County’s economic strength.

Tom has a long record of public service and a history of working to improve the quality of life for Delaware County residents. In 2003, he was elected Springfield Township Commissioner representing the 5th Ward.

Tom is a dedicated member of the Delaware County community and has donated his time to a number of community and youth organizations. He was actively involved in the Springfield Youth Club and is a member of the Springfield Lions Club and the Greater Springfield Business Association.

Tom is also a founding member of the Run for Heroes, which organizes an annual 5K Run in Springfield that raises $25,000 each year for the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund. Those funds provide needed support and educational assistance for the children of fallen police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel.

Tom resides in Springfield Township with wife of more than 30 years, Michele. Together they have three sons, Thomas Jr., Patrick, and Daniel.