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.
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.
Thanks to all Dem voters who voted in-person or by mail on May 18! Turnout in Chester County was 29%, and 48% of that was mail-in ballots.
Congratulations to those earning spots on the November 2, 2021 General Election Ballot:
PA State and County races—
PA Supreme Court: Maria McLaughlin
PA Superior Court: Timika Lane
PA Commonwealth Court: Lori Dumas and David Spurgeon
Chester County Treasurer (incumbent): Patricia Maisano
Chester County Controller (incumbent): Margaret Reif
Chester County Clerk of Courts (incumbent): Yolanda Van de Krol
Chester County Coroner: Sophia Garcia-Jackson
Court of Common Pleas: Alita Rovito and Tony Verwey
Magisterial District Judge, 15-1-01: Marc J Lieberman
East Bradford Supervisor: Bruce Laverty
West Bradford Supervisor: Kelly Jurs
WCASD School Director, Region 3: Laura Detre and Carrie Stare
DASD School Director, Region 8: Mindy Ross