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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.



Election Day November 3, 2020

Thanks to all those who generously gave of their time and effort on Election Day. Your contribution to a successful election outcome is immeasurable.




East Bradford S-1 & S-2 – Paul Lewis, Debbie Maynard, Bob Graham




East Bradford N-1 – Peter Cullen, Sarah Connelly, Linda Maxwell




East Bradford N-2 – Bill Phifer, Ellen Tolbert






West Bradford WB1 – Terry Pflaumer, Alex Caton, Alison Kreutzer




West Bradford WB2 – Maura Kiey, Ron Eppinger, Kristen Hale




West Bradford WB3 & WB5 – Bob Burleigh, Jenn Fenn, Carol Klein, Barbara Moyer, Jack & Terry Widhson, Lauren Buckalew





West Bradford WB4 – Mac Dalton, Donna Usher, Theresa Soja


Primary Election – June 2, 2020

East and West Bradford have shown a surge in Democrats turning out in the last General Election. Let’s continue this trend as Pennsylvanians will be deciding the Democratic Presidential Candidate while showing support for our local and state candidates.

NOTE: Mail-in voting in Pennsylvania is now easy and convenient – apply here. You will be mailed a ballot and can return it by Election Day, June 2. The deadline to request a mail-in or absentee ballot is May 26.

Check your Voter Registration Status here

To register to vote, or change your party affiliation to vote in the Democratic Primary, click here. Deadline to register to vote is May 18 .

Local Offices

Representative in Congress, PA-06: Chrissy Houlahan (incumbent)



Pennsylvania Senate District 19:             Kyle Boyer of Tredyffrin Township.



Pennsylvania Senate District 19:     Carolyn Comitta of West Chester (currently serving 156th PA House of Representatives)



Pennsylvania Senate District 19:             Don Vymazal (endorsed by CCDC)



Pennsylvania House District 158: Christina Sappey (incumbent)



Statewide Offices

Attorney General: Josh Shapiro                    (incumbent)



Treasurer of Pennsylvania: Joe Torsella (incumbent)



Auditor General: Christina Hartman (endorsed by CCDC)



There are six announced candidates for the Auditor General seat to be vacated by Eugene DePasquale: