Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 16, 2023

It’s Springtime – the beginning of Election Season 2023!

Enjoy the warmer weather, but please keep in mind that the future of our freedoms, and democracy, is still at stake.

These ‘odd-year’ elections should not be called or considered ‘off-year’ elections; every election counts these days, and no less in 2023. This year, we will vote on a majority of Chester County Government positions, with the most important being for retaining the majority of the County Board of Commissioners (BOC). Since the BOC controls the Board of Elections, with a Republican majority  we could easily see voting becoming more difficult and even have safe and secure results questioned and not certified by election deniers in those positions.

However, virtually every race on the ballot has significance to each resident and family, as we will elect five county judges and school directors for West Chester, Downingtown, and Coatesville Area School districts. These races, since they are supposed to not be political (although they clearly are), allow candidates to cross-file on the ballot of the political party that is not their own.  This makes it critically important to review and study the May ballot before casting your votes; we are providing Sample Ballots here on our website and also at the polls that indicate the actual Democrats and those endorsed by the county Democratic Committee following its series of meet-and-greets, questionnaire reviews, and interviews.

We will also – in November –  elect judges to the state Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Commonwealth Court; all have critical roles in deciding cases related to our health, religious and reproductive freedoms, and elections.

Our first step is to rally registered voters to cast their vote in the Primary Election on May 16. The following county and state-wide races are on the Primary Election Ballot:

  • PA State Supreme Court
  • PA Superior Court
  • PA Commonwealth Court
  • Chester County Commissioners (vote for two)
  • Chester County District Attorney
  • Chester County Recorder of Deeds
  • Chester County Prothonotary
  • Chester County Register of Wills and Orphans Court
  • Chester County Sheriff

In addition, you will vote for township supervisors, auditors, and school directors.

See the sample ballot for your precinct for more information; you can read about the candidates and get important voting information on the website.

We are now the Brandywine Creek Democrats!

With the new year comes a Chester County Democratic Committee planned reorganization to our zone formerly known as the Bradford Democrats. The East Fallowfield Township Dems have now been welcomed into our previous Zone 7 to join with East and West Bradford Township Dems, forming a new zone with two additional precincts.  Various name changes had been considered, but since the three townships include both East and West Branches of the Brandywine Creek, the “Brandywine Creek Democrats” are born (to win).

Note that our regular monthly meeting date is changing, to the First Monday of each month, beginning March 6. We will still be meeting at the East Bradford Township “Schoolhouse” building, 674 Copeland Road in West Chester, just off Route 322.

Please bear with us as we go through a transition likely to take several weeks, with changes to political committee registration, bank accounts, website URL, and a new logo.  You will still see the same friendly faces (and some new ones) at our meetings, knocking on doors, and at the polls on Primary Election Day, May 16, 2023.

Thank you to East & West Bradford Voters!

The East & West Bradford Democrats are proud to have the best voters (and volunteers) in Chester County!

You came to the polls or submitted your absentee or mail-in ballots with votes for our candidates across this zone and the state. You volunteered to canvass your neighbors, phone bank, or text your neighbors. Together we helped send Christina Sappey back to Harrisburg in the (new) 158th General Assembly District, and elect Chris Pielli to the open seat in the also-redistricted 156th District, both winning handily.

And your votes for Josh Shapiro for Governor with his running mate Austin Davis for Lt. Governor helped ensure that Pennsylvania will have strong leadership  for the next four years. You also helped John Fetterman become the new junior Senator from  this state. This slate defeated Trump-backed candidates that would have sent PA and the country in the wrong direction.

Enjoy these wins, and the holiday season coming. Next year will see new races for county commissioners, row offices, and of course return us to working to elect strong school directors for DASD and WCASD as well as township officials. Then it’s back to work.

2022 Winners – Josh Shapiro, Austin Davis, John Fetterman, Christina Sappey and Chris Pielli. Congratulations!

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