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Dianne Herrin

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Dianne Herrin
Mayor Dianne Herrin.jpg
60th Mayor of West Chester
Assumed office
January 2, 2018
Preceded byJordan Norley
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Stan Herrin
EducationWidener University (BA)
Occupationpolitician, consultant, inventor

Dianne Herrin is an American politician and energy efficiency consultant. She is a member of the Democratic Party, and is currently serving as Mayor of West Chester, the seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania. She was sworn in on January 2nd, 2018[1].

Early life and education[edit]

Herrin earned a BA in English from Widener University. She is LEED AP certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as well as a Certified Energy Manager, with an Energy Master Planning Certificate from the American Association of Energy Engineers[2].

Professional career[edit]

Herrin is Vice President and partner at Practical Energy Solutions, where she has worked since 2009. Previously, she worked for Synthes managing prototype development, and afterward formed her own company, Herrin Communications, to work with businesses in the medical device, managed care and pharmaceutical industries[3].


In 1996, Dianne invented the Adjustable Clamp for Bone Fixation Element with Michael Mazzio and Beat Schenk for Synthes, it was approved in 1997[4].

Political career[edit]

Community Organizer[edit]

Before holding elected office, Herrin had been involved in the West Chester community since 2004, focusing on environmental issues. In 2006 she founded West Chester Borough Leaders United for Emissions Reduction (BLUER) which became the West Chester Borough Sustainability Advisory Committee in 2015, of which she was chair[5].

Mayor of West Chester[edit]

Herrin sought office of Borough Mayor in 2017, she won the Democratic Primary with 61% of the vote, defeating Cassandra Jones (23%) and Kyle Hudson (15%)[6]. In the general election she defeated Tommy Ciccarone Jr., the Republican Candidate, with 72.41% of the vote[7].


  1. "Dianne Herrin was sworn in as new mayor of West Chester". dailylocal.com. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. "herrin-for-mayor RESUME". herrinformayor.com. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  3. "herrin-for-mayor RESUME". herrinformayor.com. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  4. "Patent US5741252A - Adjustable Clamp for Bone Fixation Element". google.com/patents. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  5. "herrin-for-mayor RESUME". herrinformayor.com. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  6. "Dianne Herrin wins Democratic Primary for West Chester mayor". dailylocal.com. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  7. "Election Results: Dianne Herrin Wins West Chester Mayor's Race". patch.com. Retrieved January 2, 2018.

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