Primary Election Results

First, a huge thank you to all of you who helped support our candidates on Election Day.  We had higher turnout than expected across all precincts thanks to your efforts.  Second, thanks to the voters who took the time to fulfill their civic duty and vote in this important local election.  The local elections have a tremendous effect on our daily lives and deserve our attention and action.
Our local candidates who cross-filed enjoyed broad bipartisan support in this election.  
Analisa Sondergaard, our District Justice candidate, won every East Whiteland precinct on both ballots in the District Judge 15-4-01 district.  Analisa was running for re-election and the results were a reflection of the great work she has done as a District Justice.   Since she won on both ballots, she will run unopposed in the general election.  Congratulations Analisa!
Samantha Jouin, our School Board candidate, also enjoyed broad bipartisan support in the Primary.  Samantha received more votes than any other candidate in the Primary and the results were a testimony to people’s faith in Samantha and an acknowledgement of her many years of service to our community.  Samantha will be on the ballot on November with the other 3 school board candidates.  
Congratulations to Samantha and thank you for your efforts to keep the Great Valley school district one of the best school districts in the state.
Scott Lambert, our Township Supervisor candidate won the Democratic primary as our other candidate, Chris Demas, stepped aside and supported Scott in the primary.  Congratulations to Scott and a big thanks to Chris for his selfless act to unify us in November.

Primary Day, May 16

It was a glorious sunshine-y day for East Whiteland and Charlestown voters on May 16.

And the Dems came out to vote in record numbers for Primary Day 2017.
Thank you to the many volunteers that greeted voters at 7 different precincts from Charlestown Elementary School to Immaculata University.

Malvern Blooms 2017

Malvern Blooms event
Zone Leaders Adam Swope (Malvern/Willistown) and Marsha Peltz (East Whiteland/Charlestown)
Volunteers for Fair Districts PA
GVSD candidates Bryan Paluch (left) and Samantha Jouin (right)
Booth volunteer
Samantha Jouin lit

April Showers Bring May Primaries

We’re counting down to the Primaries on May 16 with many of our neighbors throwing their hat into the ring. Samantha Jouin is running for Great Valley School Board – Region 1 and both Chris Demas and Scott Lambert are running for East Whiteland Supervisor. Best of luck to all of our candidates!

It Takes A Village

Anyone running for office knows it takes a whole team to get out the vote! This month many of our members were outside in the rain knocking on doors or at the kitchen table stuffing literature into plastic sleeves. Everyone and every effort makes a big difference come election day!

Vicki Damiani and Cameron Peltz spent an afternoon folding and stuffing hundreds of letters for Samantha Jouin’s school board campaign.

Meanwhile, Samantha logged hours of weekend meet ‘n greets in Charlestown and East Whiteland homes.

Who’s On The Ballot?

For a full list of county and statewide endorsed Dems, click on Chester County Dems informative website:

Looking ahead to 2018

It’s not just this year’s local elections but next year’s all-important 6th Congressional District that’s on our minds. We welcomed candidate Bob Detorre to our April meeting. He shared his passion for the region and why he is running for Congress.

East Whiteland/Charlestown Dems welcomed 6th Congressional District candidate Bob Detorre (2nd from right) with Bob Eshelman, Assistant Zone Leader; Marsha Peltz, Zone Leader and Kathleen Keohane, Tredyffrin Zone Leader.

A few days later, Bob was written up in the Daily Local News, announcing his bid the 6th District.

Marching On To Election Day…

We were quite active this month as we gear up for Primary Day on May 16 and look ahead to November 2017 and even November 2018!

Our favorite School Board Candidate, Samantha Jouin (vying for GVSD Region 1 – EW 4,5,6 and Charlestown) began her canvassing this weekend. We thank all of our volunteers who came out (Bob E., Bill H., Amanda S., Marylyn C. and others). We not only knocked on doors for Samantha but gave out palm cards for Magisterial District Judge for EW 3 – 6, Judge Analisa Sondergaard!

All of our candidates needed to get their petitions notarized earlier this month. We ventured to Chester County Dems’ notary party in West Chester and got all of the paperwork handed in, on time. Pictured are EW Supervisor candidates Scott Lambert and Chris Demas. Our assistant Zone Leader, Bob Eshleman, was there getting his many judicial forms, that he carried, notarized too.
Steve Rhoades & Chris Demas
At our monthly meeting in early March we began our Precinct Profile. With so many new members joining our ranks, we are happy to feature our Committee People each month bragging, appropriately so, about their neighborhood. Here are EW 1 Committee People Steve Rhoades and Chris Demas addressing our group.

Our next meeting is Monday, April 3 and we will highlight EW 2 with Committee Persons Dave Hesson and Maddie Rolston.

Chrissy Houlihan (right of center)
Lastly, we are already looking ahead to 2018 elections with statewide and national races already begun. Many of us joined a discussion group with potential 6th Congressional District candidate Chrissy Houlihan. Chrissy may throw her hat in the ring to defeat Ryan Costello. She says she will be making a decision soon. This is her second appearance in our town as we welcomed her at our January meeting where she shared her background and Democratic values.

Primary Day is Tuesday, May 16. If you can volunteer at the polls, please reach out to Marsha at our next monthly meeting.

Candidates Endorsed at CC Dems Convention

More than a dozen EW and CH representatives attended the annual Chester County Democratic Committee Convention this week.

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We voted and endorsed the followed statewide judicial candidates:
PA Commonwealth Court:
Ellen Ceiseler
Joseph M. Cosgrove
PA Superior Court:
Deborah Kunselman
Maria McLaughlin
Geoffrey Moulton
Carolyn Nichols
And we endorsed two candidates for Chester County Row Offices:
County Coroner
Christina VanderPol
County Treasurer
Pat Maisano
Closer to home, we’ll be announcing candidates for EW Supervisor, GV School Board and more! Next Election (Primary) Day is just 12 weeks away on May 16.