Marian Moskowitz

2014 Candidate for Pennsylvania House District 157

Marian has been a principal in multiple real estate projects and many other small businesses including companies involved in cosmetics, trucking and various retail activities. Her most notable real estate development work has been the adaptive re-use of an abandoned, old (built in 1903), vacant, large (225,000 S.F.) factory located in Phoenixville into Franklin Commons.  Purchased in 2006, it is now a vibrant educational and mixed use complex. It was named “Best Mixed-Use Project of 2011” by the Philadelphia Business Journal and “Best Land Use Project of 2011” by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.  It is a unique project because it allows you to begin your educational career at 3 months of age and continue in the same building until you get an undergraduate degree.  There are many other non-educational businesses (more than 20) in Franklin Commons as well.  Currently, Marian is involved in three additional real estate projects in Phoenixville, PA.

Over the years Marian has also been involved in business activities on an international level, including importing products from Mexico and Asia and exporting products to South American and the Caribbean.  She has also trained franchisees in the cosmetics industry in several countries in Asia.  Marian ran for the State Legislature in 2014 and remains committed to helping women run for elected office.

Marian has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Chester County Economic Development Council and the South Eastern Economic Development Council of PA for the past six years. She now serves as Treasurer and is a member of the executive committees of these two institutions.  In addition, she has served on the Council of Trustees of West Chester University since 2006 (first appointed by Governor Rendell and then reappointed by Governor Corbett) and the Board of Trustees of Neumann University since 2005.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, PA. and serves as the co-chair of the campaign committee for the expansion of the theater. In addition, Marian has been a board member of the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind for over 20 years.  Most recently Governor Wolf appointed Marian as a Commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority.  Prior to her current board positions, Marian served as a Board member of the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation. She was named “Outstanding Citizen of the Year” by the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce in 2011 and in 2015 Marian was awarded the Ellen Ann Roberts Achievement Award For Excellence In the Field of Business from the March of Dimes.

Marian has been married to her husband David for thirty one years.  They have raised five children and now have five grandchildren.  In her spare time, Marian likes to read, play the piano, cook and babysit the grandchildren.  She likes to travel and has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

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