Costello, currently chairman of the Chester County Board of Commissioners, is attempting to succeed fellow Republican Jim Gerlach (also a Chester County resident.)
Gerlach, who first won the 6th District seat in 2002, announced earlier this year that he will not see re-election.
In addition to his duties as county commissioner, Costello is an attorney in Phoenixville, Pa.
This is a press release issued Wednesday night:
WEST CHESTER, PA – Ryan Costello received the formal endorsement of the Republican Committee of Chester County in his campaign for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional following a vote this evening by rank and file members of the party at a nominating convention in West Chester. Costello currently serves as Chairman of the Chester County Board of Commissioners.Costello is the only Republican seeking the Republican nod in the 6th Congressional District. Two Democrats have also announced.
"It is an honor to have the endorsement and support of the committee people of Chester County," said Costello. "As a Member of Congress, I will work to keep taxes low, control government spending, and promote continued economic growth in our region. We need to get our country back on track and restore a national sense of optimism about the future direction of America. That means we need elected officials who are going to put the interests of the American people first.
"I appreciate the confidence that the committee people have placed in me, and I want to especially thank Chairman Val DiGiorgio for his leadership of the committee." said Costello. "Just as important, I appreciate all of the hard work they do year in year out to help communicate the Republican ideals of fiscal responsibility and limited government to voters. Their support and dedication is going to be a key factor in the weeks and months to come as this campaign heats up."