Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Leach, who represents Conshohocken and Plymouth, will run for Allyson Schwartz’s 13th Congressional District seat in 2014.
State Senator Daylin Leach, who currently represents a piece of Montgomery County including Plymouth and Conshohocken, announced Tuesday that he will seek election to U.S. Congress in the 13th Congressional District, which is currently held by Rep. Allyson Schwartz, in 2014. Leach, or the “Liberal Lion of Pennsylvania,” as he called himself in a YouTube video, is running for Congress to end injustice and discrimination, based on his experiences as a Jewish American and watching the civil right struggle as a child, according to a letter on his website. Also, Leach learned from his childhood that “sometimes people need help.” According to Leach, he was only able to succeed because “the community invested in me” - and he wants to give back…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Twelve residents, including former candidates for Conshohocken Mayor and State House, submitted petitions to represent their area to the Colonial School Board.
Twelve residents will face off this election season for the five open spots on the Colonial School Board, according to preliminary petition receipts at the Montgomery County Election Board. Incumbents Kathleen Oxenberry, Alan Tabachnick, Bernie Brady and Beth Suchsland are running for re-election to four-year terms, and Jennifer Damato Dow, Donald Morrison, Michael Ludwig, Helene Klein Rachael Morrison and Karen Ludwig have also submitted petitions for the positions. For the two-year term, Republican Lillian Colletti will face off with Democrat and recently appointed school board member Heather Palmer in the Primary Election – they both submitted petitions to be placed on the Republican ballot, but only Palmer is on the Democrat ballot. …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Petitions are in – check to see who will be on your ballot in Conshohocken.
Conshohocken Mayor Robert Frost will face off with former Conshohocken Fire Chief Robert Phipps on Election Day this November, according to petition receipts from the Montgomery County Board of Elections. Donald Morrison, who held a kick-off reception for his candidacy as mayor earlier this year, opted instead to run for Colonial School Board. Frost and Phipps won’t be the only two Conshohocken residents battling it out through election season; Republicans and Democrats fielded candidates for each of the three open Conshohocken Borough Council seats. Republican Caroline Smerecki, a registered nurse from East 3rd Avenue will take on incumbent James ‘Ike’ Giffin, of E. Hector Street, for the Ward 2 council seat. In Ward 4, incumbent Anita …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
State Senator Vincent Hughes, who represents Whitemarsh Township, criticized the Republican plan.
Whitemarsh’s State Senator, Vincent Hughes, joined by the president of Philadelphia’s NAACP, J.Whyatt Mondesire, and former Judge Nelson Diaz, are attacking the new Republican Electoral College plan, stating that it “undermines Latino and African American voters.” Hughes, a Democrat, said in a press conference call that Republicans are ignoring issues Pennsylvanians care about, opting instead to change the way Pennsylvania allocates its 20 Electoral College votes. Jeremy Funk, of American United for Change, called the legislation “the poor loser election-rigging bill.” Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, a Republican, sponsored the legislation, S.B. 538, which would allocate the Electoral College votes based on the percentage of the…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The former 7th district Congressman would not rule out a challenge to Republican incumbent Tom Corbett. He would join a crowded field.
Tuesday, February 19
Former Congressman Joe Sestak has not closed the door on a run for the Pa. governor's office in 2014. Sestak, who did not seek re-election to his 7th District seat in 2010, told the Delaware County Times on Tuesday that he wants to run for public office again, but would not be more specific. If Sestak does throw his hat in the ring for next year's Democratic primary, he could be joining a crowded field. 13th District Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, who has not publicly declared her candidacy but is said to be leaning towards a run, is widely regarded as the leading Democratic challenger to Republican incumbent Governor Tom Corbett, who has been plagued by weak polls and job approval ratings. State Treasurer Rob McCord is atop the pile of …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Two politicians from the county may face-off in a race for the state's seat.
Of course, nothing is set in stone just yet, but with phrases like "80 percent sure" and "pragmatism and practicality" being floated around, it is possible that Montgomery County may be home to a hot race in the 2014 Pennsylvania governor's race. Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor has not put a percentage on his desire to enter the race, but has said he is keeping a close eye on the current governor, Tom Corbett's actions in the second half of his term. "I'm not going to run just to make a splash. I want Pennsylvania to go down the right path," Castor said in an interview with Pennsylvania Cable Network, covered by Patch in January. "I want Pennsylvania to be a conservative state, but with pragmatism and practicality. I don't see …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Conshohocken resident and Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy ran unsuccessfully for representative of the 148th District last fall.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Plymouth Township Republicans are seeking candidates for Township Council at Large, Districts one and three and Colonial School Board.
Monday, January 28
The GOP is seeking a few good men (and women). The Plymouth Township Republican Party is in need of qualified candidates. According to the Times Herald report, The Plymouth Township Republican Committee is seeking qualified individuals to run for election for Plymouth Township Council at Large, District 1 and District 3 and the Colonial School Board. "Volunteers are also welcome to join the Plymouth Township Republican Committee and participate in the activities such as registering new voters, working the polls on election day and supporting Republican candidates on the local, state and national levels," said the Herald report. The commitee is seeking candidates for the coming election. "Registered Republicans concerned about your …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Castor said he began considering a run for governor after the fall elections. He says his campaign against Corbett would not be a 'grudge match.'
Wednesday, January 23
Bruce Castor, the minority Republican member of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, started "sticking his toe" in the waters of the 2014 race for Pennsylvania governor after the fall elections. "Now," Castor said in a video interview with Pennsylvania Cable Network, "it's more up to the ankles." Castor said he saw the defeat of a slate of candidates who he said were largely selected by Corbett as a referendum on the Governor's platform. "The Governor has expended his political capital, but not on the things that we care about or the things that he campaigned on," Castor said, citing pension reform, property tax reform, and right-to-work legislation as examples. Castor said the national economic recovery has proceeded "three times…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Previously ran against Corbett in 2004 Pa. Attorney General primary
Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor could challenge Pa. Governor Tom Corbett in 2014, PoliticsPA reports. The 51-year-old former district attorney and Lower Salford resident is the minority Republican on the county's 3-person executive and legislative board, alongside Democrats Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards. Castor told the political news website that he believes Corbett is "vulnerable" to a reelection challenge. Corbett and Castor have a storied history, including a 2004 Republican primary race for Attorney General. The Republican State Committee endorsed Corbett for the post and Castor ran a grassroots campaign throughout the state, losing the nomination by five points. Castor has served on the Board of Commissioners since …