Post-election message from Chairman McGinnis

Greetings!

Yesterday, Democrats from all around Chester County came to the polls to nominate candidates for the fall election. The results impressed me, and showed the strength that our committee has begun to develop.

Our slate of endorsed candidates carried the county up and down the ballot, in some cases by overwhelming margins.

For the Supreme Court, our endorsed group of David Wecht, Kevin Dougherty, and Anne Lazarus were the top-three vote getters across the county. While Judge Lazarus ended up coming short statewide (in favor of Judge Christine Donohue, who was a close fourth in our endorsement vote), Judge Lazarus actually came out as the top vote getter here in Chester County.

Judge Alice Beck Dubow won by a commanding margin in her Superior Court race, 87% to 13%, and went on to win statewide. Todd Eagen may have fallen statewide in the Commonwealth Court race to Michael Wojcik, but he won here in Chester County by a 72% to 28% margin. Continue reading

Dem primary results 5/19/15: state and county offices

From Voter Services, unofficial results. Winners are in boldface below. Numbers and %s are for Chesco only

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME [Lazarus won county but not state)
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN 3
DAVID WECHT. . . . . . . . . . 7,079 19.43
CHRISTINE DONOHUE. . . . . . . . 5,413 14.85
KEVIN M DOUGHERTY. . . . . . . . 10,115 27.76
JOHN HENRY FORADORA . . . . . . . 1,302 3.57
ANNE E LAZARUS. . . . . . . . . 10,839 29.75
DWAYNE D WOODRUFF. . . . . . . . 1,543 4.23
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 148 .41

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN 1
ALICE BECK DUBOW . . . . . . . . 11,730 86.50
ROBERT COLVILLE . . . . . . . . 1,778 13.11
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 52 .38

JUDGE OF THE COMMONWEALTH COURT [Eagen won county but not state]
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN 1
TODD EAGEN . . . . . . . . . . 9,191 71.74
MICHAEL WOJCIK. . . . . . . . . 3,556 27.76
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 64 .50

JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN 1
DAN MAISANO. . . . . . . . . . 1,615 11.69
JOHN S CARNES JR . . . . . . . . 972 7.04
ALLISON BELL ROYER . . . . . . . 2,479 17.95
JULIA MALLOY-GOOD. . . . . . . . 8,714 63.08
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 34 .25

COUNTY COMMISSIONER
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN 2
KATHI COZZONE . . . . . . . . . 11,707 51.92
BILL SCOTT . . . . . . . . . . 10,693 47.42

WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 149 .66

DISTRICT ATTORNEY
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN 1
TOM PURL. . . . . . . . . . . 12,478 99.04
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 121 .96

SHERIFF
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN 1
JAMES BELL . . . . . . . . . . 12,786 99.02
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 126 .98

PROTHONOTARY
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN 1
TISHA MAE BROWN . . . . . . . . 12,734 99.39
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 78 .61

REGISTER OF WILLS
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN 1
LANI F FRANK . . . . . . . . . 12,464 99.31
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 86 .69

RECORDER OF DEEDS
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN 1
HANS VAN MOL . . . . . . . . . 12,293 99.36
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 79 .64

Malloy-Good, Royer lead in Common Pleas balloting

By Michael P. Rellahan, Daily Local News, 5/20/15

Voters in Chester County appeared to favor the two endorsed candidates for the position of Common Pleas Court judge, as attorneys Julia Malloy-Good and Allison Bell Royer drew overwhelming support for the nomination of their respective parties the Primary Election polling.

Malloy-Good was the favored candidate of the Democratic Party….

keep reading at Daily Local News

Obama Limits Military-Style Equipment for Police Forces

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, New York Times, MAY 18, 2015

CAMDEN, N.J. — President Obama on Monday banned the federal provision of some types of military-style equipment to local police departments and sharply restricted the availability of others.

The ban is part of Mr. Obama’s push to ease tensions between law enforcement and minority communities in reaction to the crises in Baltimore; Ferguson, Mo.; and other cities….

keep reading at New York Times

HOW AND WHERE TO VOTE TODAY MAY 19

Polls are open for in-person voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day. If there is a line (unlikely) and you are in the line at 8 p.m., you will be allowed to vote. It is too late to vote absentee.

WHAT WILL THE BALLOT LOOK LIKE?

To see what your ballot will look like, click here and then download the specimen ballot for your precinct.

WILL I NEED AN ID TO VOTE?

The first time you vote after registering in a new precinct, you must bring currently valid identification (driver’s license, student ID card, utility bill, bank statement, etc.)

If not voting for the first time in your precinct, you do not need identification to vote.

WHERE DO I VOTE?

Click here to look yourself up (you will enter county, name, address, date of birth).