Category Archives: Municipal offices

Trump’s comment deserved pushback, Mayor deserves support

By Mike McGann, The Times of Chester County, April 28, 2016

Good for Maxwell for standing up for Downingtown

Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell called Republican presidential candidate — and the likely GOP nominee — a “jerk” this week. Honestly, I would have called him something worse if Mr. Spray Tan had trashed my hometown on Twitter.

Far worse.

But now Maxwell finds himself in the crosshairs of every Internet troll and mindless Trump supporter for having the temerity to stand up to The Donald — and point out that, once again, he doesn’t know what the (insert your favorite expletive here) he’s talking about.

In case you missed it — network’s TV’s gain and the political world’s loss tweeted the following while traveling in Pennsylvania the other day:

“Passing what was once a vibrant manufacturing area in Pennsylvania. So sad!”…

keep reading at The Times of Chester County

East Whiteland Election Results Analysis

by Bill Holmes, East Whiteland Dems, 11/18/15

For the third consecutive Township Supervisor election, a Democratic Supervisor candidate has won a hard fought contest. The last 2 Supervisor races have been decided by less than a 1% margin. These small margins reinforce what we have been communicating to voters in recent elections – each vote matters!

Generally speaking, Democratic candidates did well in East Whiteland. Here are some of the highlights in the township.

All of the Supreme Court candidates outperformed their opponents and captured nearly 55% of the overall votes.

Court of Common Pleas judicial candidate Julia Malloy-Good won East Whiteland with nearly 54% of the vote.

County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone was the top vote getter for the County Commissioner’s race. It should be noted that this is the first time that a Democratic candidate for a county row office seat has won in East Whiteland.

These results reflect the hard work of our Committee people and volunteers. Once again we have demonstrated that grassroots efforts can make it a difference. Please consider getting involved as there are plenty ways to volunteer.

What’s The Winning Formula? It’s You!

from Kennett Area Democrats

Tuesday heralded a potential shift in business as usual in Pennsylvania! Democratic judicial candidates swept all five races sending a signal to Harrisburg that oversight and balance is now a mandate of the people.

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In the State Supreme Court, David Wecht, Kevin Dougherty and Christine Donohue won giving Democrats an important 5 to 2 advantage on the Court securing a powerful voice when the question of redistricting and bringing an end to the gross gerrymandering comes up again in 2021. Also at the State level, Alice Beck Dubow won the Superior Court race and Michael Wojcik won the Commonwealth Court race.

three winnersWhitneyLocally, we enjoyed a huge win in Kennett Township with the election of Whitney Hoffman for Township Supervisor. Kennett Square Borough elected Doug Doerfler, Wayne Braffman and Jamie Mallon to Borough Council. And Gregg Linder was re-elected to the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board in district C in a hard fought contest….

keep reading this post here.

MAYOR / SUPERVISOR / COUNCIL Dem winners: congratulations!

MAYOR / SUPERVISOR / COUNCIL 11/3/15 REGISTERED DEMS WHO WON (unofficial results)

MAYOR UNEXP 2 YR TERM ATGLEN BOROUGH BRIAN WENZKA
MEMBER OF COUNCIL COATESVILLE 3RD WARD VILLA HUNT
MEMBER OF COUNCIL DOWNINGTOWN EAST WARD PHIL DAGUE
MEMBER OF COUNCIL DOWNINGTOWN EAST WARD ALEX RAKOFF
MEMBER OF COUNCIL DOWNINGTOWN WEST WARD JEFFREY THOMAS
TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR EAST PIKELAND TOWNSHIP RONALD M GRAHAM
TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR EAST WHITELAND TOWNSHIP SUE DRUMMOND
TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR KENNETT TOWNSHIP WHITNEY HOFFMAN
MEMBER OF COUNCIL KENNETT SQUARE BOROUGH DOUG DOERFLER
MEMBER OF COUNCIL KENNETT SQUARE BOROUGH JAMIE MALLON
MEMBER OF COUNCIL KENNETT SQUARE BOROUGH WAYNE BRAFFMAN
MEMBER OF COUNCIL MALVERN BOROUGH JAMIE S GROSSMAN
MEMBER OF COUNCIL MALVERN BOROUGH JOHN MEISEL
MEMBER OF COUNCIL OXFORD BOROUGH SUSAN LOMBARDI
MEMBER OF COUNCIL OXFORD BOROUGH PEGGY ANN RUSSELL
MEMBER OF COUNCIL PARKESBURG BOROUGH RHETT LIPSCOMB
MEMBER OF COUNCIL PHOENIXVILLE EAST WARD CATHERINE DOHERTY
MEMBER OF COUNCIL PHOENIXVILLE MIDDLE WARD JONATHAN EWALD
MEMBER OF COUNCIL PHOENIXVILLE NORTH WARD EDWIN SOTO
MEMBER OF COUNCIL PHOENIXVILLE WEST WARD JAMES C KOVALESKI
MEMBER OF COUNCIL SOUTH COATESVILLE BOROUGH RENEE CAREY
MEMBER OF COUNCIL SOUTH COATESVILLE BOROUGH GLORIA M LONG
MEMBER OF COUNCIL WEST CHESTER 2ND WARD DIANE LEBOLD
MEMBER OF COUNCIL WEST CHESTER 4TH WARD JORDAN C NORLEY
MEMBER OF COUNCIL WEST CHESTER 6TH WARD JIM JONES
TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR WEST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP CHRIS PIELLI
TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR WEST WHITELAND TOWNSHIP SHIRLEY C MORRIS

Download this list in excel here: 2015-D-winners-supervisor-etc1
Download list of all Dem candidates here: 2015-D-candidates-supervisor-etc2