CHESTER, PA- Mayor Elect Thaddeus Kirkland, State Representative of the 159th District of Pennsylvania becomes the 31st Mayor of Chester, Pennsylvania upon his swearing in ceremony to take place Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 9AM inside Chester City Hall Council Chambers during the regularly scheduled first City Council Meeting of the New Year.

Mayor Elect Kirkland earned his primary election win against Democratic Party incumbent Mayor John Linder, going on to defeat former Mayor Wendell Butler in the November general election.