CCDC By-Law Convention

Chairman Dick Bingham
Zone 13 was well represented at the 2019 Bylaws Convention and Candidates Forum on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Chairman Dick Bingham led the packed auditorium through the Articles and amendments of our CCDC Bylaws to update them for the first time in almost a decade.
Our Committee Persons and their proxies got to hear from 21 well-qualified candidates hoping to win an endorsed slot on the May 21 Primary ballot. Our own zone’s Michele Vaughn is running for Register of Wills.

Thank you to all who attended from East Whiteland and Charlestown:

Jerry Pyne
Chris Demas
Marsha Peltz
John Neefe
Carl Abramson
Amanda Snyder
Michele Vaughn
Samantha Jouin
Tom Parker
Irene Banionis
Steve Rhoades
Dave Hesson

For up-to-the-moment information on who’s running for County and Statewide offices, visit the CCDC website at

Paperwork is ready
East Whiteland and Charlestown CPs
Candidates (left) make their pitch.
Delegates can vote, candidates cannot.

More 2019 Candidates Pitch to Zone 13

On Monday, Feb. 4, nine candidates made their pitch at the Zone 13 meeting.  A brief bio of each can be found here.

These candidate need petition signatures to make it onto the primary ballot.  There will be a petition signing party at John’s Pizza on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2 to 5 pm.

Debbie Bookman (Prothonotary) w/Jerry Pyne
Dan Boyle (Sheriff)
Joe Heffren (Prothonotary)
Jim Kovaleski (Charlestown Magisterial Judge)
Tip McCabe (Judge/Common Pleas)
Alita Rovito (Judge/Common Pleas)
Dan Maisano (Judge/Common Pleas)
Joe Lunsford (Sheriff)
Michele Vaughn (Register of Wills)



Meet School Board Candidate Neha Mehta

(L to R) Gerry Pyne, Denise Vankenburgh, Dr. Neha Mehta, and Betsy Allinson
Say hello to our Region 2 School Board Candidate, Dr. Neha Mehta (pronounced nay-ha meh-ta). Neha is a pediatrician and mother to three Great Valley School students.  She shared with us that her children attend school in grades Kindergarten to 6th.  Her husband is a cardiologist at Paoli Hospital.  They have lived in our township since 2004.
This year there are two openings for GV School Board Region 2.  Eligible voters live in four precincts —
EW 1 (Immaculata), EW 2 (GV School District Building) and EW 3 (Peoples Pantry) plus Malvern Borough. 
Neha will be campaigning in our zone and next door with the Willistown/Malvern Dems.

Meet more candidates for the primary election

Zone 13 held its meeting last night and this brought more excellent candidates in the May primary election.  Below each picture is a link to the candidate’s website giving their background and qualifications.

Bret Binder: candidate for Court of Common Pleas.

Link to Bret Binder info.

Left to right: Kathi Cozzone (candidate for County Commissioner), Jerry Pyne (zone 13 leader), Mike McGann (candidate for Register of Wills), Chris Demas (zone 13 assistant leader).

Link to Kathi Cozzone info.

Link to Mike McGann info.

Middle: Fredda Maddox (candidate for Sheriff).

Link to Fredda Maddox info.

Ginny Kerslake: candidate for County Commissioner.

Link to Ginny Kerslake info.

Chris Pielli: candidate for Recorder of Deeds.

Link to Chris Pielli info.


Rep. Howard’s office is Open

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Tim Kearny (state senator) with Kristine Howard (state representative)
Office is located at Greentree building, Suite 309, 40 Lloyd Ave., Malvern 19355
Kristine Howard (2nd from left) with Zone 13 members
Kristine Howard (3rd from left) with Zone 13 members

2019 Candidates

From left to right: Analisa Sondergaard, Marian Moskowitz, Deborah Ryan, Joshua Maxwell
From left to right: Analisa Sondergaard, Marian Moskowitz, Deborah Ryan, Joshua Maxwell

At the meeting on December 3 we met some 2019 candidates.  Here are their names and the positions they are running for:

  • Analisa Sondergaard – Currently Magisterial Judge, will be running for the Court of Common Pleas
  • Marian Moskowitz – Currently serving on many non-profit boards, will be running for County Commissioner
  • Deborah Ryan – Currently serving as County Coordinator for Safe and Healthy Communities, will be running for District Attorney
  • Joshua Maxwell – Current mayor of Downingtown PA, will be running for County Commissioner.

There’s a lot more to be learned about these and other candidates in the upcoming year.