Category Archives: PA House 155

Uwchlan woman announces candidacy for 155th House District seat

by Fran Maye, Daily Local News, 1/10/18

Uwchlan Township >> A Uwchlan Township woman who said not enough is being done to boost education, health care and protect the environment has announced her candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 155th Legislative District seat currently held by Republican state Rep. Becky Corbin.

“Harrisburg needs to start getting things done,” said Danielle Friel Otten, a lifelong Democrat who filed campaign paperwork this week. “The state government is not fully funding education and we need to make more progress on health care needs. We need someone to roll up their sleeves and become part of the solution for the challenges we face.”

Friel-0tten, 40, a mother of two children, ages 2 and 4, works in the marketing and hospitality business. She is founder of both Uwchlan Safety Coalition and Del-Chesco United for Pipeline Safety, and has been a leading voice in the fight for transparency, accountability, and corporate responsibility….

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Precinct move was political

by Paul Drucker (former representative of the 157th district), Pottstown Mercury, 10/07/14

Recently the Republican appointees of the Chester County Elections Board unilaterally decided to relocate Precinct 477 (Phoenixville West 1) from the 157th to the 155th Pa House District. This act is a violation of the due process rights and the right to vote for elected officials by the citizens of the 157th.

This action, four weeks before the general election, is unprecedented and indefensible. It was done without a court order or due process. It is clearly a last minute scheme to hijack a competitive race in the 157th by moving voters out of that district and into the 155th….

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Democrats howl over Phoenixville ward change

By Michael P. Rellahan, Daily Local News, 10/05/14

PHOENIXVILLE >> Democrats in the Phoenixville area are crying foul over recent changes to the voting map for the 157th Legislative District, which this fall is featuring a highly competitive race for the seat in Harrisburg.

Last week, Leo J. Scoda, chairman of the borough’s Democratic Committee and former mayor, complained about a decision to move one of the borough’s precinct’s, 477 West 1, out of the 157th district into the neighboring 155th Legislative District….

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Chester County Voter Services Attempts To Tamper With Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 10/3/14

Ploy would cause massive confusion, disenfranchise voters

Leo J. Scoda, chair of the Phoenixville Democratic Committee and former mayor of Phoenixville Borough, released the following statement regarding Chester County Voter Services October 1st decision to move Precinct 477 West 1 out of the 157th House of Representatives District into 155th House of Representatives:

“In a last minute scheme to hijack the competitive race in the 157th House of Representatives District, the Republicans in the Chester County Voter Services have decided to move voters out of the 157th and into the 155th just 34 days before the general election. Continue reading