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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.

Local attorney challenging Barrar for 160th state House seat

by Fran Maye, Daily Local News, 2/7/18

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Anton Andrew, a Kennett Township attorney, on Wednesday announced his intention to seek election to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in the 160th district. Andrew, a Democrat, seeks to unseat Republican incumbent Stephen Barrar, who has held the seat for the past 21 years.

Andrew said his decision to run was largely spurred by gerrymandering, the manipulation of boundaries of an electoral constituency to benefit a political party.

“When I fully understood the gerrymandering issue, that’s when I decided I could not sit on the fence any longer,” Andrew said. “I have spent my whole life trying to give people a voice, and I just got upset by the way (Barrar) and the (Republican) party in general have systematically disenfranchised me, whether by gerrymandering or anything else.”

Andrew said education funding and infrastructure are his top priorities….

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Landenberg woman announces candidacy for 13th House District seat

By Fran Maye, Daily Local News, 2/12/18

COCHRANVILLE >> Sue Walker, a Democrat and a resident of Landenberg, has announced her candidacy for the state House of Representatives, 13th District. The seat has been held for the past eight years by Republican incumbent John Lawrence.

Walker held a kickoff campaign rally at North Star Orchards in Cochranville, which was sponsored by Friends for Sue Walker. Scores of people attended.

Walker, a community activist and public educator, said her top priorities are fiscal accountability, economic growth and new jobs and educational excellence. She is also concerned with infrastructure, conservation of natural resources, and quality health care.

“Throughout my life, I’ve worked in the community as an educator, volunteer, nonprofit leader and activist,” Walker said. “I’ve always been engaged politically, but never as a politician. For me, the 2016 election results changed everything. Now is the time to come together and recognize our shared interests. Now is the time to fight for the common good. Now is the time to find the path forward for all of us.”…

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West Bradford woman seeks 158th House District seat

by Bil Rettew, Daily Local News, 2/12/18

NEWLIN >> Longtime legislative aide Christina Sappey announced Friday that she hopes to unseat Republican state Rep. Eric Roe and represent the 158th House District in Harrisburg.

Sappey, of West Bradford, will face off against former teacher and coach Rick Nelms in the May 15 Democratic primary.

Sappey and about three dozen supporters met on the stone bridge at ChesLen Preserve for the announcement.

Sappey was joined by recent employer, and current state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156, and former state Rep. Barbara McIlvaine Smith, D-156, who will act as the campaign treasurer….

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