February Message from our Chair – Breaking News on Redistricting

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 info@bradforddems.org.

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

Holiday Party – January 19th

Join us for our annual Holiday Party and 2018 Campaign Kickoff!

Candidates for the 7th Congressional District, Elizabeth Moro, Dan Murroff and Molly Sheehan will be attending. Representing Chrissy Houlahan, candidate for the 6th Congressional District, will be her campaign manager, Rahul Kale. Rick Nelms, our candidate for the 158th district in the state house, will attend as well.

These candidates are the beginning of the groundswell that will become the wave to sweep the state and federal offices and to stop the Trump/Pence/McConnell/Ryan agenda by returning Democratic control to the House and Senate in November. Show your support and join us for this grass roots  kickoff party to turn the political tide.

Please email RSVP to info@bradforddems.org

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!

MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGE DISTRICT 15-1-01Binder-e150
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

PatMaisanoMargaretReifYolandaVanDeKrol-picChristinaVandePol

 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