Category Archives: ChesCo Democrats

CCDC nominating convention Tue. Feb. 20

The CCDC nominating convention is set for Tuesday February 20th at Stetson Middle School at 1060 Wilmington Pike, West Chester 19382.

Doors open at 5:30 pm for check-in, petition signing, etc. Allow at least 15 minutes for checking in! The convention proper starts at 6:30 pm.

During this event, the County Committee will endorse candidates for the various offices for which elections will be held this year:

US Senator
PA Governor
PA Lt. Governor
US House of Representatives (3 seats now, probably 2 with new districts)
PA Senate (SD 26, 44)
PA House (9 House districts)

See info on known Dem candidates here.

Candidates and their representatives will be present asking for signatures on their petitions.

All Democratic committeepersons or their proxies are expected to attend.

State Dem Committee (8) and committeeperson seats (2 per precinct) will also be on the ballot but the convention does not endorse for them.

Stetson Middle School is about 0.5 miles south of where the Rt 202 bypass starts south of West Chester. It is about 2.5 miles south of West Chester, on the west side of route 202. a mile north of route 926. From the south you need to be in the right lane of 202 and take the Skiles Blvd exit to the right, then cross 202 to go west to the school parking lot. Entrance to parking is to the right.

Tredyffrin Democrats reach the tipping point and look for big wins in 2018

Statement from Kathleen Keohane, Chairperson of Tredyffrin Democrats

Thank you, thank you! The TTDEMS appreciate your enthusiastic volunteer efforts to get Tredyffrin voters to the polls last November. YOU made our across-the-board wins possible. And you voted for change.

We showed that Democrats win when Democrats and their supporters VOTE! The 2017 Democratic sweep in Tredyffrin was truly historic, an outcome that would have been unthinkable even ten years ago. Though party registration has been trending Democratic in recent years, we have always been in the minority – until now.

The latest voter data from the PA Department of State has made it official: Democrats now outnumber Republicans in Tredyffrin: 9,045 to 9,010, with 4,006 non-affiliated and other voters.

During the last two years, 976 new Democrats have registered compared to 552 Republicans. The numbers for voters under 50 years of age are even more striking: Democrats outnumber Republicans 4,464 to 3,481. That’s almost a 1,000 voter difference.

Adding to the trend in Democratic registration, Dems now outnumber Republicans in the 157th PA House district – despite a 2011 redistricting by Republican legislators that split Phoenixville in half and moved many Democratic voters to a safely Republican district. In recent years, an influx of new voters and party changes by others have erased the Republican advantage in the 157th.

The numbers are great news, but numbers don’t vote! Our challenge is to persuade and activate our voters to come to the polls on Election Day….

keep reading at Tredyffrin Democrats

True Blue talk Jan. 16: “Effects of Trump’s Tax Cuts”

January 16, 2018, 6 pm, at Barnaby’s of West Chester, 15 S. High St., West Chester

Free to CCDC True Blue and Chair’s Club members. Others may join True Blue (a great way to support Chesco Dems in 2018!) in advance or pay $75 for this one event.

Join us for a timely and lively discussion on the effects of the promised tax cuts on our economy and our personal circumstances: hear Sara Crane Moody’s Economist, present the U.S. economy’s fundamentals, and describe the prospects for fiscal policy, with a special emphasis on the ramifications of the tax overhaul. Bring your questions.

Make a reservation here. Continue reading

Happy Holidays!

Dear Democrats,

Your hard work in 2017 has paid off with the historic victories and tremendous gains that have changed the political landscape in Chester County forever. It was a political earthquake! Together, we elected four Democratic women to county wide row offices and nearly 200 Democrats to local offices.

Now it’s a time to reflect with family and friends and enjoy the holiday season. So, from the bottom of my heart, I would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and happy and healthy New Years!

Brian J. McGinnis
Chairman, Chester County Democratic Committee