Andrew Edwards – East Bradford Township Supervisor
Andrew Edwards seeks to offer a new perspective for the residents of East Bradford and prepare the township for the future. In addition to modernizing and optimizing municipal activities, he wants to prepare for the emerging demographic, economic, and environment challenges materializing over the coming years. Born and raised in Delaware before later moving to Pennsylvania, Andrew will combine his academic knowledge with hands-on experience from both the private and public sectors. Besides working for the Social Security Administration, he has spent several years in the customer relations and retail management fields. Other than his public and professional work, Andrew serves as an advocate for space exploration and planetary science through his memberships with the Planetary Society and the National Space Society. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Delaware and a MA in Diplomacy from Norwich University. Andrew lives in East Bradford Township with his wife, Megan.
Janine Galen – Downingtown Area School Board
Janine Galen strongly believes public education is the backbone for families within our community. Public schools belong to the community, and the School Board is the place where the community has a voice in how the young people in our area are educated, and what they know about the world, and what they learn to value as adults. She will work to ensure that our schools are kind, supportive places where students come to discover new ideas and are challenged to go beyond what they thought possible.
Janine has lived in West Bradford for 28 years, and raised four boys, three of whom graduated from DASD schools. She has an MBA from West Chester University and an undergraduate degree from Drexel University in Management Information Systems. She has worked in the financial services industry for 30 years, focusing on audit/risk in business and technology projects and has been a Board member and Executive Treasurer of her Unitarian Universalist congregation for a total of 10 years.
Bret Binder – Court of Common Pleas
A resident of East Bradford Township, Bret defeated an 18-year incumbent in 2017 to become the Magisterial District Judge in District 15-1-01, the busiest magisterial district court in Chester County. He is also a local attorney and the founder and managing partner of Binder & Canno, LLC, as well as a former law clerk for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. His practice focuses on small business, real estate, and commercial litigation. Bret earned his law degree at Villanova University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He co-authors a regularly updated book on evidence with his father (Binder on Pennsylvania Evidence, 10th Edition, Pennsylvania Bar Institute). He served on the West Chester Area School District Board in 2014-15 and has been on the board of numerous local non-profits, including the Chester County OIC, which focuses on adult literacy, as well a group dedicated to preserving open space in West Chester.
For a complete list of Chester County and PA State office races in this May 21, 2019 primary election please go to:
Come meet your 2019 Democratic Party candidates for Judge in the Court of Common Pleas, County Commissioner, Sheriff, Register of Wills, and Recorder of Deeds as well as for township supervisor and school board. You can also sign their petitions to get them on the May 21st Primary Election ballot.
Food and Beverages will be provided. This is our first fundraiser of the year, so there will also be a cash raffle and silent auction for valuable items that you would love to have! There is no charge for this event, however donations are welcome.
WHEN: Sunday February 24th, 3:00-7:00 PM WHERE: 1100 Harmony Circle, West Chester, PA 19380 RSVP: On our Facebook page here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking: Park on the cul de sac at Harmony Circle or on Meadow Glen Drive, one street west of and the same side of Harmony Hill Road.
Congratulations to PA 158th House Representative-Elect Chris Sappey!
The 2018 General Election on November 6th resulted in huge wins locally for Democrats: Both the PA House 158th and US 6th Congressional District offices went to Democrats for the first time in 150+ years. Congratulations to our new Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan and PA House Rep Christina Sappey!
The Bradford Democrats are grateful for all of the volunteers who canvassed, called, sent postcards, or donated and those who voted for these two outstanding women as well as for Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Bob Casey, who were easily re-elected.
The next Primary Election is just around the corner – May 21, 2019. Beginning February 19th, our committee people and volunteers will be knocking on doors to collect your signatures to get Democrats running for Chester County Commissioner, County Row Offices, judicial seats and township and school board offices on the May ballot. We are still looking for candidates for East & West Bradford Supervisors and WCASD and DASD School Board seats. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Stay tuned for information about our Bradford Dems Annual Campaign Kick-off being planned for late February. This is your first chance to meet and talk with the candidates who will be in the ballot in 2019.
It’s a simple message – this election will decide if we get the representation in Harrisburg and Washington that we deserve. It’s not about Trump, but which party will work hard for the policies and issues that you care most about: we’ve heard from you that Healthcare, GunViolence, Education and the Environment have been the most important as we’ve canvassed this fall for Christina Sappey (PA House 158th), Chrissy Houlahan (US 6th Congressional), Senator Bob Casey, and Governor Wolf with Lt. Governor candidate John Fetterman. While Republicans talk about devisive issues such as immigration and tout a tax bill where 83% of the benefits went to the top 1%, Democrats are pushing for change that actually matters to us in Chester County.
Please join us on Election Day in voting, and if you would like to volunteer to poll watch or greet, contact your local committee person. Polls are open 7am to 8pm. We want and need your straight Democratic Party Vote. Stop by and say Hi!