Val DiGiorgio was born and raised in South Philadelphia and has been involved in Republican politics since he was 17 years old. Val was an active member of the Temple University College Republicans and upon graduating, he worked with the Philadelphia Young Republicans while also serving as a Republican committeeman.
When Val moved to Chester County he volunteered on numerous campaigns and committees. He showed leadership potential serving on a number of local and statewide campaigns and quickly climbed the ranks of the party serving as:
- GOP Committeeman 1989-1993
- Attorney, Governor Ridge Administration, 1995-1997
- Chief of Staff to State Senator Melissa Hart, 1997-1999
- Executive Committee, Finance Chairman and Treasurer, Chester County GOP, 2000-2005
- Southeast Political Director, Mike Fisher for Governor, 2002
- Chester County Bush for President Chairman 2004
- Chester County Tom Corbett for Governor Chairman, 2010
- Governor-Elect Tom Corbett Transition Team Attorney, 2011
- Chester County Republican Party Chairman, 2011-Present
In 2005, Val was elected as the Chester County Controller, where he spent two terms working to make government operate more efficiently. He was elected Chairman of the Republican Committee of Chester County in 2011 and has served proudly since then. The Chester County YR’s recognized Val with their prestigious ‘Honorary Young Republican Award’ in 2012 for his years of dedicated service to the party. His vision and passion is for leveraging Republican principles to revitalize urban neighborhoods.
Val DiGiorgio is currently a partner with Stradley Ronon in Malvern. He handles all legal aspects of financial services, including commercial lending and tax-exempt financing for 501(c)(3) entities, governmental units and other entities. He regularly advises banks and financial institution clients on state and federal regulatory issues, including consumer compliance and broader financial issues.
Val served as an attorney for the Pennsylvania Department of Banking from April 1995 to February 1997. He then served as Chief of Staff for Senator Melissa A. Hart from February 1997 to February 1999. Val served as the Chester County Controller from 2005-2011. In this role he was responsible for maintaining, for Chester County, proper accounting records and processes, paying County bills, managing payroll and retirement benefits on behalf of County employees, performing internal audits for County departments, and preparing the County’s annual comprehensive annual financial reports. Previously he served as an attorney for former Gov. Tom Ridge and as an auditor for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. DiGiorgio was recognized as “an up and coming star in Pennsylvania politics,” by The Legal Intelligencer’s “50 on the Fast Track.” Val currently serves on the Independence Blue Cross Board.
Val and his wife Carolina reside in West Whiteland Township with their five children.