Friends of the Chester County Democratic Committee:
Traditionally, spring primaries are ho-hum affairs with little notice or turnout. For example, in the 2015 Primary, a mere 12% came to the polls. This year 18% of you came out to vote, beating Republicans for the first time in history in a Primary election. It’s obvious to anyone reading the daily paper or watching the nightly news that political events in Harrisburg and Washington have contributed to a greater activism towards elected officials, and clearly, voters are expressing their concerns at the polls. While I am pleased with the turnout in the Primary, there is still plenty of work to be done from now until November. We can’t afford to rest and we must keep moving forward.
Our Chester County Row Office Candidates
Please continue to support Patricia Maisano for Treasurer, Margaret Reif for Controller, Dr. Christina VandePol for Coroner, and Maria Crossan for Clerk of Courts. We are proud to announce that these candidates have received the endorsement of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters. They are running on a platform of trust, transparency, and integrity, and are bringing enthusiasm and interest to their campaigns. “We are pleased to endorse this strong docket of candidates,” stated NRCC Executive Secretary-Treasurer John Ballantyne, “as they support many of the same important worker rights issues that are important to our Council, such as prevailing wage [which is vital to] all middle-class workers in our region who are trying to make a good life for themselves and their families.”
Upcoming CCDC Events
The biggest networking event in Chester County is approaching on June 19th – the annual CCDC Golf Outing at Ron Jaworski’s beautiful Downingtown County Club. See details and a link to register. Come out and have a great time!
Our True Blue Speaker Series is pleased to announce that Kim Slocum, a healthcare policy and strategy consultant, will speak to us about Health Care Reform – “Mission Impossible or Merely Paused”. RSVP for this informative event to be held June 14th, 6:30-8:30 pm at Barnaby’s, 15 S High St, in West Chester. Please join us to hear from an expert in the field, and learn how to plot our path forward. (True Blue Society is a fundraising vehicle for Chester County Democrats. Join for only $20 a month, knowing that your contribution will be used to promote Freedom, Fairness & Opportunity in Chester County!)
Brian J. McGinnis
Chair, Chester County Democratic Committee