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Thanks for Voting in the 2018 Mid-Terms Primary Election

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

The Bradford Democrats thank you for voting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Turnout was generally about 20-25%, which is slightly above average for a mid-term primary election, but In more than half of the nine precincts in East & West Bradford, Democratic Party turnout was higher, sometimes significantly.

Our November slate of Democratic Candidates is outstanding:

Governor- Tom Wolf

Lt. Governor- John Fetterman

US Senate- Bob Casey

US 6th District House- Chrissy Houlahan

PA 158th District State House- Chris Sappey

Pennsylvania Primary Election – Tuesday May 15th, polls open 7am-8pm

Friday, May 11th, 2018

The 2018 Pennsylvania Primary Election is Tuesday, May 15th. The state holds a “closed primary”, meaning that voters will be handed a ballot for their registered party, and voters not registered to a party are not eligible to vote until the November 7th General Election.

Voters in East & West Bradford will be choosing candidates to appear on the General Election ballot in November for: PA Governor (Tom Wolf is the incumbent and running unopposed), US Senator from Pennsylvania (Bob Casey is the incumbent and running unopposed), US Sixth District House of Representatives (Chrissy Houlahan) and PA House District 158 (Christina Sappey). Voters will also elect local precinct Democratic Committeepersons and State Democratic Committee representatives from Chester County.

Click here for poll locations and sample ballots for your precinct.

February Message from our Chair – Breaking News on Redistricting

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Fellow Democrats in East & West Bradford:IMG_0993

Clearly, 2018 is going to be an important year. This is the first opportunity to elect representatives to vote against the Trump agenda. Not only do we need to re-elect Governor Wolf and Senator Casey but we have a good chance to elect Democrats to Congress and the PA State Assembly.

You may have heard that recently the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered new congressional maps to be drawn for 2018. This makes for a more fair election process and increases our chances of electing a Democrat In the US 6th and 7th districts that include our two townships.

Last year we had an historic election that swept four Democrats into Chester County Row Offices for the first time since 1799. This year we need to continue the momentum, but in order to do that we need your help. Please consider volunteering for Primary Election Day (May 15) or Election Day (November 6) to help us out at the polls. We also welcome everyone to come join us at our monthly meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month or our occasional events. For more information or to volunteer, email us at

Together we can build a stronger organization and a louder voice in Washington and Harrisburg. Together we can fight back against the Trump agenda and restore sanity to our democracy. Together we can win this November!

Look for our committee persons to be canvassing doors this month and next for signatures needed to get Democrats on the ballot for Primary Election Day to be elected in November.

And please donate what you can to help us with our activities to elect Democrats!

Kevin Houghton, Chair – Bradford Democrats

Thank you to all our candidates, volunteers and voters for a BIG win on Election Day!

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

The Bradford Democrats are excited to announce that our nine precincts in East & West Bradford all performed well above expectations – and history – to help bring victory to our candidates. With 100% of the votes counted, unofficial results show big victories (among others) for Bret Binder (over an 18-year incumbent) and the four Chester County Row offices elected this year, swept by Democrats for the first time in history. Congratulations to Bret and to Margaret Reif, Patricia Maisano, Dr. Christina VandePol and Yolanda Van de Krol!

BRET BINDER (DEM).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,637   53.34
MARK A BRUNO (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,176   46.58
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         5     .07


PATRICIA MAISANO (DEM) .  .  .  .  .  .    57,251   53.60
JACK LONDON (REP).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    49,475   46.32
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        77     .07

MARGARET REIF (DEM) .  .  .  .  .  .  .    57,470   54.54
NORMAN MACQUEEN (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .    47,845   45.41
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        51     .05

YOLANDA VAN DE KROL (DEM) .  .  .  .  .    56,128   52.78
ROBIN MARCELLO (REP).  .  .  .  .  .  .    50,141   47.15
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        65     .06

CHRISTINA VANDEPOL (DEM)  .  .  .  .  .    57,515   54.06
GORDON R ECK (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    48,810   45.88
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        59     .06