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Election 2024 (it’s another critical one) and Final Results of Election 2023

The November 7 Election is now behind us. Thanks to all who volunteered to make calls, canvass doors, put out signs, and especially everyone who VOTED DEMOCRATS ACROSS THE BOARD INTO OFFICE! It was a good result, as votes went our way in a big way:

  • Democrats retained the majority of the County Board of Commissioners.
  • Democrats swept the Chester County government ‘row offices’.
  • Democrats took all five open seats in the County Court of Common Pleas. (This is unprecedented, and helps to sway the judicial balance to support our Democratic values.)
  • Democrats fought back to win big against huge outside, far-right spending on school director races in WCASD, DASD, and CASD districts within our three townships of Brandywine Creek Dems.
  • Democrats won contested township supervisor positions in East & West Bradford.

That’s all great, but we now must get to work on the critical 2024 Presidential Election and the races for President/Vice President (presumably Biden/Harris), US Senator (Bob Casey) and US 6th Congressional Representative (Chrissy Houlahan), the State Senate 19th district  (Carolyn Comitta), and the 156th General Assembly (Chris Pielli).

Important election dates:

Nominating Petitions are circulated – Jan. 23-Feb. 13, 2024
Last day to register to vote in the Primary – April 8, 2024
Last day to apply for mail-in & civilian absentee ballot – April 16, 2024
Primary Election – April 23, 2024
General Election – November 5, 2024

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Election 2023: It’s almost here. Let’s get you ready to vote!

The Brandywine Creek Dems, representing East & West Bradford and East Fallowfield Townships, are preparing for the November 7 election. Here’s what you need to know, and how you can help:

First – do you need to check your voter registration?  And do you anticipate family or business activities may prevent you from voting in-person at the polls on November 7? If so, you can sign up here to receive a mail-in ballot. It’s easy and safe.

Who are we voting for?

In this election, we will elect State Judges, including one critical opening on the PA Supreme Court and Chester County Government officials, including three County Commissioners, District Attorney, Prothonotary, Recorder of Deeds, Register of Wills, and Sheriff. In addition, there are five openings this year for county judges in the Court of Common Pleas.

All are important races, but none moreso than the County Commissioners and judges. Anyone who has attended a County Commissioner or Election Board meeting since 2020 knows that there are many ‘election deniers’ here who would like to make it more difficult to vote; and one could argue they may even refuse to certify a valid vote if controlling the Election Board.

For a full slate of Democrat candidates for these offices, visit the Chester County Democratic Committee Voter Guide.

At the more local level, we are electing school directors for West Chester (East Bradford), Downingtown (West Bradford), and Coatesville (East Fallowfield) Area School Districts. Township supervisors and auditors will also be selected.

Look for us to publish sample ballots soon on this website, and we also plan to mail our annual Brandywine Creek Dems Newsletter, which will include a sample ballot. You can help us cover the cost of printing and mailing by donating here. But we also have an offer that you may prefer – to buy fall plants from Bloombox (September 1-30), with 15% of the price going to our organization to cover this expense.

November 8, 2022 is the General Election

Chester County will once again be pivotal in ensuring that reasonable, moderate, and highly qualified candidates are elected to serve in office in Pennsylvania. The Republican Party has become, unfortunately for our two-party system, too radical and extreme for the Commonwealth.

Democrats have worked to retain basic freedoms such as reproductive rights, promote healthy outcomes during the pandemic, serve residents regardless of their backgrounds or situation, and invest in our state and region

However, Republican politicians and candidates have worked to undermine the press, deny free and fair elections, and done the bidding of the gun lobby, “Big Oil”, MAGA radicals, greedy corporations, and even white supremacists.

We are pleased to put forth candidates who serve the best interests of everyone equally.

Endorsed Candidates

East and West Bradford Townships


Josh Shapiro – Governor

Throughout his career as a public servant, Josh Shapiro has taken on the status quo, brought people together to solve tough problems, and delivered results for the people of Pennsylvania. Since 2017, he has served as the People’s Attorney General, working every day to stand up to powerful institutions and protect Pennsylvanians’ rights. Now, Josh is running to be Pennsylvania’s next Governor — to move our Commonwealth forward and tackle our biggest challenges.

       Austin Davis – Lt. Governor

Elected to the PA House in 2018, Austin Davis became the first African American to serve as state representative for the 35th Legislative District in Allegheny County. Currently, Austin serves as chair of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation and vice chair of the House Democratic Policy Committee, as well as serving on the House Appropriations Committee, House Consumer Affairs Committee, House Insurance Committee, and House Transportation Committee. Austin is also a member of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, Climate Caucus, and PA SAFE Caucus.


John Fetterman – US Senate (PA)

Current PA Lt. Governor, John Fetterman doesn’t look or talk like a typical politician, and he hasn’t followed the traditional path to running for office. As Lt. Governor, he advocates for economic justice and criminal justice reform. As the chair of Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons, John has led the fight to give second chances to non-violent longtime inmates and free those who have been wrongfully convicted. He has taken numerous steps to overhaul the clemency process in Pennsylvania. Under John’s tenure, the Board has recommended more applicants for commutation than under any lieutenant governor in decades. He supported legalizing marijuana before it was popular, officiated a same-sex marriage before it was legal, and pushed for single payer healthcare long before it was mainstream. The issues John is running on now are the same issues he’s been working on for the last two decades.

Chrissy Houlahan US Representative 6th Congressional District c

Elected to the US House in 2018 as the first woman and first Democrat to represent PA-06, Chrissy Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, engineer, entrepreneur, and educator. She serves on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Small Business Committees. She’s on the leadership team of the New Democrat Coalition and is the co-founder of three Congressional Caucuses: Women in STEM, For County, and The Servicewomen, and Women Veterans Caucus.

East Bradford Township


Chris Pielli –  PA State Representative 156th District

From serving our country in the U.S. Army to our county as the first Democratic Recorder of Deeds, Chris Pielli built his career around public service. Pielli is a father, a husband, an attorney, a veteran, and a teacher. He was a Democratic State Committeeperson, and a Township Supervisor. As the Republican Party threatens our basic freedoms, Pielli chooses to fight—defending voting rights; protecting our air, water, and the environment; fighting for healthcare and equal rights.

West Bradford Township

Christina Sappey – PA State Representative  158th District (Incumbent)

Prior to her election as State Representative in 2018, Christina Sappey was in senior staff positions for three state legislators since 2006. She currently serves on the PA House Committees on Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness. Christina is an appointed member of the bi-partisan, bi-cameral PA Local Government Commission, as well as a member of the Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Caucus, Blue-Green, Climate Caucus, Ladies of the House, Mental Health Caucus, PA SAFE Caucus, and Women’s Health Caucus.


Polls are open on Election Day from:
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Absentee and mail-in ballots must also be received by 8:00 PM to be counted)
Last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot: November 1,  2022

Mail-In Ballot Voting: You can vote at Chester County Voter Services (601 Westtown Rd, Suite 150, West Chester) in person early, or at the polls on Election Day.  The drop box there is available  until 8pm on Election Day.

There will also be convenient drop-box locations throughout the county; it is too late to expect the US Postal Service to deliver it on time. See locations/times here.