Dems picnic before campaign season kicks in

The East Whiteland / Charlestown Democrats held their annual picnic last weekend. It was time to relax before the hard work of getting our nine county-wide candidates elected in November.

A big thank you to the 2019 candidates who stopped by — Judges Analisa Sondergaard and Bret Binder, County Commissioner candidate Marian Moskowitz, Prothonotary candidate Debbie Bookman, and Chester County Sheriff candidate Fredda Maddox. Our neighbor, State Representative Kristine Howard, joined us as did many newcomers to East Whiteland/Charlestown Democrats.

The food was delicious and the company was great.

Sample Ballots, ready…

Volunteers prepare the sample ballots soon to be mailed to registered Democrats in Charlestown and East Whiteland. Thanks go to:

  • Diane Fugale
  • Pam Rockacy
  • Donna Pyne
  • Jerry Pyne
  • Joyce Stanley
  • Sue Drummond
  • Marsha Peltz
  • Kathy DeMarco
  • Adrienne Abramson
  • Carl Abramson
  • Bob Rodini

We also received a surprise visit by County Commissioner candidate Josh Maxwell.

Special thanks to Marsha Peltz for providing a comfortable place to perform this task.

Please come out and vote in the Primary Election on May 21. Polls are open from 7 am till 8 pm.

Meet and Greet the Democratic Candidates

In just two short weeks, you will be casting your vote for candidates for the following offices:

  • Judge of the Superior Court
  • Judge of the Court of Common Pleas
  • County Commissioner
  • District Attorney
  • Sheriff
  • Prothonotary
  • Register of Wills
  • Recorder of Deeds

Who are the candidates and what are the responsibilities of the office they are seeking? Please take advantage of this great opportunity to

Meet Democratic candidates
on Tuesday, May 14 from 6:30 to 8:30
at the home of
Sue Habgood
14 Anthony Drive

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas: Analisa Sondergaard, Bret Binder
For County Commissioner: Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz
For Sheriff: Fredda Maddox
For Register of Wills: Michele Vaughn
For Prothonotary: Debbie Bookman

Benjamin Franklin said it best as he exited the Constitution Convention in Philadelphia. Asked by a woman as he walked passed, (I paraphrase) “Dr. Franklin, Dr. Franklin, what have you wrought???” “You have a Republic, Madam, if you can keep it!”

We can keep it through our VOTE!!!! R.S.V.P Sue Habgood or 610-247-0917

Lawn signs, ready…

The lawn signs are ready. Are you ready for the Primary Election on May 21? The candidates below are.

Standing L-R: Wendy Litzke (cand. GVSB), Scott Lambert, Annalisa Sondergaard (cand. Common Pleas Court), Kevin, “Phil”. Seated L-R: Rachel Gallegos (cand. GVSB), March Peltz, Neha Mehta (cand. GVSB).

CCDC Endorsement Convention

The CCDC Endorsement Convention was held on March 19 at Stetson Middle School. There were over 400 attendees (candidates, committee people, proxies, and observers) and the energy was high. The Zone 13 delegation was there in full-force.

Some of the Zone 13 delegation.

Here are the results of the convention. Note that the threshold for an endorsement is now 65% of the vote.

For offices where there was only one candidate the endorsement was automatic.

District Attorney: Deb Ryan – won endorsement
Recorder of Deeds: Chris Pielli – won endorsement

Round #1

PA Superior Court: Amanda Green Hawkins, Dan McCaffery – won endorsements
Court of Common Pleas: Brett Binder, Analisa Sondergaard – won endorsements
County Commissioner: Maxwell, Cozzone, Moskowitz, Kerslake – no endorsement first round
Sheriff: Maddox, Lunsford, Sarro, Boyl – no endorsement first round
Prothonotary: Bookman (57%), Heffern (43%) – no endorsement
Register of Wills: Vaughn (59%), Longo (41%) – no endorsement

Round #2

County Commissioner: Maxwell – won endorsement
Cozzone, Moskowitz, Kerslake – no endorsement second round
Sheriff: Maddox – won endorsement

Round #3

County Commissioner: Cozzone (41%), Moskowitz (59%) – no endorsement

It was a long night. Our delegation was disappointed that our Michele did not win an endorsement. The subject of zone level endorsements will be the topic of our next Zone meeting on April 1 at the township building.