Those who attended the June 23 Bradford Democrats annual summer picnic were treated to some rainy weather but wonderful food, music (thanks to John Fuhr and Joanne Hill and friends), meeting and making new friends, and lots of political discussion. Thanks to new committee person Theresa Soja for a great job of organizing, Bob Buckalew and John Malone for grilling, Sue Phifer and Janice Shreffler for the grab bags, Linda Buckalew for setup, and everyone for bringing their favorite summer dish to share!
After Bradford Dems Chair Kevin Houghton acknowledged all the volunteers who made the event a success, West Bradford resident and Candidate for PA House in the 158th, Christina Sappey, shared her vision for the district, including for jobs and the economy, healthcare, education, and the environment. Go Chris!
2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for politics! Meet the candidates as they work hard to earn your support for the Tuesday, April 26 PA Primary Election and a spot on the November ballot. We will be holding a raffle for great prizes, but come for the stimulating conversation!
Governor Tom Corbett continues to brag about the 140 – 150,000 private sector jobs created during his one term in office, saying in radio ads that the growth is “remarkable”. But this claim conveniently forgets the fact that PA is now 46th in private sector job growth over this period, which makes the result actually “regrettable”, not “remarkable”. And experts say that the numbers of new jobs are simply consistent with the US economy’s continued progression out of the 2008-09 recession, and doesn’t even reflect the loss of 42,000 public sector jobs, many in education. Here’s just another reason not to trust “One-Term Tom”.