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

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!

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VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
BRET BINDER (DEM).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,637   53.34
MARK A BRUNO (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,176   46.58
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         5     .07

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

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

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

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

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 16th – Get Ready…

The Bradford Democrats are busy preparing for the upcoming MVoteay 16 Primary Election. Registered Democrats (must have registered with the party by April 17) will be voting to be placed on the November 7, 2017 General Election ballot. Polls are open 7 AM – 8 PM. For those who expect to be away from the area that day or physically challenged to get to the polls, you may apply for an Absentee Ballot up until May 9th. See instructions and download an application here.

The following offices are to be contested:
– Chester County Row Offices (Controller, Treasurer, Coroner and Clerk of Courts)
– PA Supreme Court
– PA Superior Court
– PA Commonwealth Court
– Magisterial District Judge
– WCASD and DASD (not all precincts) School Directors
– East & West Bradford Supervisors
– Township Auditors
– Precinct Judge of Elections and Inspectors
*A ballot referendum question on alcohol sales licensing is expected in East Bradford


Volunteers are needed in all nine precincts (East Bradford N1, N2, S1, S2 and West Bradford 1-5) to greet voters and provide sample ballots and candidate literature.

WE’RE STILL HERE – Join us Friday, January 6, 6:00-9:00 for a 2017 Kickoff Party

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The Bradford Dems have not taken off for Canada.  We are proud to be part of “The Resistance” against the misogyny, racism and bigotry and extreme political agenda that the Republicans represent in the White House, Washington and Harrisburg. Progressives at all levels are organizing and speaking up, preparing to “take back our country” in 2018 and 2020.

“All Politics is Local” – and it begins here.  The Bradford Democrats are a grassroots organization formed in 2004 that now represents “Zone 7” of the Chester County Democratic Committee.  Want to learn more about what we can do as good citizens and enjoy lively conversation with like-minded individuals?

Join us Friday night for free food and drinks as we welcome the new year and (unfortunately) the era of Trump. The event is free but we will have a raffle of valuable donated items!

When: Friday, January 6, 2016, 6:00-9:00 pm
Where: Historic Windon Hall, 803 West Market Street (just after Hillsdale Elementary School)
RSVP to info@bradforddems.org or respond to this Evite.

Ready to Make History?

Friends of Bradford Democrats: You know how important the November 8 General Election is.  The Bradford Dems are working hard preparing to get our voters to the polls.  We can use your help in several ways if you have some time to help out. Email us at info@bradforddems.org or call Kevin Houghton at 610 368-7345 for more information.

Canvassing and phone banking

We have begun knocking on doors every weekend for our PA 158th candidate, Susan Rzucidlo.  She is a small business owner in southern Chester County, and a long-time advocate in Harrisburg for special needs children and adults. Her opponent, Eric Roe, is quite simply – unqualified. Canvassers will receive training, a script, and walk list. If you would rather make phone calls, we can set you up with a script and auto-dialing website.

Newsletter and Sample Ballot Letter Stuffing – October 25, 8:00 PM

We can use some volunteers to help with assembling and labeling our newsletter and sample ballot mailing. The stuffing party and sign pickup will be at our regular meeting location on Tuesday, October 25.  Business meeting begins at 7:00, with letter stuffing at 8:00 at the Old Schoolhouse across from the East Bradford Township Building, 666 Copeland School Road.

Volunteering at the Polls on Election Day

Democrats love to see fellow Democrats at the polls. If you have a couple hours to spare to hand out candidate literature and sample ballots, please let us know of your availability on November 8. You’ve probably heard of Donald Trump’s threats to “monitor” Pennsylvania polls to make sure the election is not “rigged”, so you know we want to have a strong presence at the polls to report this kind of behavior to our county Voter Protection legal team.

Show your support with a Yard Sign

We have just acquired some “Clinton/Kaine 2016” lawn signs and are asking for a $5 donation for each one, to help defray our mailing costs. We also have local candidates’ signs. We can deliver them to you in the next several weeks or you can pick them up at our next meeting (details below).  If you are interested in a drop-off we need a day and time when you will be home (email info@bradforddems.org).