Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Now that Tuesday’s mid-term elections are over, all eyes will now be turned to the 2012 presidential elections.
One of my first political memories goes back to 1979 when Ronald Reagan came to the Folcroft Fire House to rally the Republican troops on his way to defeating President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election. As the son of a Boeing worker and lifetime Delco resident, I remember the ongoing joke that if you ever wanted anything done in Delaware County, you better make sure you were a registered Republican. I remember Republican Kingpin Charlie Sexton pulling all the strings when it came to Delaware County politics, and I remember when a former Marcus Hook Mayor by the name of Curt Weldon went on to represent Delaware County in the United States House of Representatives for 10 terms. But a funny thing started happening in Delaware County in the …
Five republican candidates for the Marple Newtown School District race take all five seats on the school board.
Eight candidates–five republicans, three democrats–vied for five seats on Marple Newtown School District's School Board of Directors on Tuesday's election. The five republicants, which included incumbents Richard Sokorai and Fred Dewey along with newcomers Jamie Mariano, Sherry-Lee McAuliffe and Robert Sack, took the win for the five, four-year term seats on the School Board. Marple Township Republican Committee Chairman Pat Larkin addressed the endorsed candidates on election night with a congratulatory speech. "We banded together like we always do," said Larkin. "I was very proud to watch our group do this from afar–you make it happen." After the votes were counted for and their winning results came in, both Mariano and McAuliffe shared …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Both Marple and Newtown municipal races were uncontested in Nov. 8th's election, leaving no surprises in this year's election.
The unofficial results of Tuesday's election provided no surprises for Marple and Newtown townships' municipal races. Marple Township Board of Commissioners incumbents 7th Ward Commissioner Dan Leefson and 5th Ward Commissioner John Longacre were re-elected to their seats, while newcomers Joe Rufo for 1st Ward and Robert Fortebuono for 3rd ward will replace Trudy Riddell and Jim Balk, respectively, the only two democrats on the Board. Magisterial District Judge 32-1-24 Republican incumbent Robert D'Agostino was voted in for another six-year term. Newtown Township Supervisor Ed Partridge ousted Supervisor Linda Houldin in the May primaries, in which the race for a six-year seat on the Board was left uncontested in Tuesday's election. John …
The results of county-wide races were not unexpected.
With 96 percent of the votes in, the Republicans won the day in county-wide races. Jack Whelan will be Delaware County’s next District Attorney. Republicans Colleen Morrone, Thomas J. McGarrigle and John P. McBlain will join Delaware County Council. Two candidates for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Christine Fizzano Cannon and Nathaniel C. Nichols ran on both the Republican and Democratic ticket. They will be joined by Republicans John P Capuzzi Sr., G. Michael Green and Spiros E. Angelos. Delaware County chose Republican Vic Stabile as Judge for Superior Court and Anne Covey as Judge for Commonwealth Court. Below are election results from Delaware County with 811 of 841 machines reporting. District Attorney (Vote for 1) County …
With both Marple and Newtown townships holding uncontested races, despite a contested county council and school board race, Election Day was fairly slow in the Marple Newtown community.
An off-year election, a low voter turnout was seen across Marple and Newtown townships despite contested Marple Newtown School Board and Delaware County Council races. Around 5 p.m., Marple Township Board of Commissioners Vice President John Lucas (R-4th Ward) said by the end of Tuesday, he expected to see about a 20 to 25 percent voter turnout in his ward. "Normally we have about 15 to 20 people to vote standing out the door [at Loomis Elementary School] but today we had two," said Lucas. "When you get to local races, particularly the judges and school board races, the turnout is much less." Newtown Township's first precinct is the largest and their polling polling place at Newtown Public Library is one of the busiest, but on Election Day…
Will you be in a voting booth today?
With Election Day here, there are plenty of candidates to choose from. So while many are brushing up on the many candidates who are running for office in the Marple Newtown School District, Marple and Newtown townships and Delaware County, the question must be asked: Will you be voting today? Take the poll and explain in the comments section why you chose your answer.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Check out the list below to see who is running in this November's election race in the Marple Newtown community.
Here is a list of all of your Marple and Newtown municipal and Marple Newtown school board candidates running in the November Election. Newtown Township is an uncontested race with one six-year term and one midterm four-year term up. In Marple Township, all the odd number wards (1, 3, 5, and 7) are all up for grabs but will run as an uncontested race. And in the Marple Newtown School District, eight people are vying for five open school board seats. Cast your vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8. ________________________________________________________________ Marple Township Candidates There are four, four-year term, total openings on the Marple Board of Commissioners. Ward 1—Uncontested Race Vote on one, four-year term, for Ward 1 Ward 3—Uncontested…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Robert Sack, one of the eight candidates running in this November's Marple Newtown School Board race, has recently submitted his platform to Marple Newtown Patch. Read his profile below.
Eight candidates are vying for five, four-year term seats on the Marple Newtown School Board in Nov. 8th's election. Five seats up for grabs this year include school board vice president Richard Sokorai and school board members Fred Dewey, Edward Partridge, Joseph Rufo and Dana Kauffman. But only Sokorai and Dewey will be running again this year while Partridge, Rufo and Kauffman will not seek re-election. Five out of the eight candidates previously gave Patch their profiles and platforms in this year's race during the May primaries. Get to know Robert Sack, who is also running for a seat on the school board this year and has recently submitted his candidate profile. Name: Robert Sack Background: I am 39-years-old, married with four …
Read what candidates for Delaware County Council and District Attorney have to say.
Patch asked each of the Delaware County candidates for County Council and District Attorney the same questions, about their backgrounds and changes they would make if elected. The two questions were: Click on the candidate’s name below to read his/her responses to Patch’s questions: Delaware County Council Candidates Delaware County District Attorney Candidates
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Who will you vote for on the county council seats?
The League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County and Delaware County Community College hosted a forum for the candidates vying for the three seats open on Delaware County Council on Oct. 26. The Republican candidates are Tom McGarrigle, incumbent; Colleen Morrone and John McBlain. The Democratic candidates are Keith Collins, Lin A. Floyd and Jayne Young. The moderator is Michele Howard of the Chester County League of Women Voters. Check here to see who is on the ballot for Nov. 8. To get all of your 2011 election coverage for Marple Newtown, please go here.