Delaware County Democrats’ Nominating Convention coming up!
When: Sunday, February 24, 2019. Convening at 3:10 p.m.
Where: Harrah’s Philadelphia Event Center, 2nd floor, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Chester, PA.
Open to: Any Democrat can watch, but only Committee members can vote
If you are a Committee member attending the convention, take note:
- Credentialing starts at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.
- There are 1100 Committee in Delco eligible to attend.
- Credentialing at the door takes time. Get there early to get in and get seated.
Bring water and snacks. Democrats are going to deliberate long and hard about whether to endorse 3 candidates for County Council and 4 candidates Court of Common Pleas. And if we do endorse, WHO gets the endorsements? Ballots and voice votes are assured!
Volunteers needed for credentialing and vote-counting at Delco Dems’ Convention
- 1:30-3:00 p.m.: Help needed to officially checked in/credential Committee on Sunday, Feb. 24. Volunteers for this job may be on Committee because they can enter the voting room at 3:00, but you don’t have to be on Committee to aid in credentialing attendees.
3:00-End of convention(?!): Volunteers are needed to count the various ballots during the course of the convention, and those volunteers absolutely cannot be on Committee. IF YOU ARE NOT COMMITTEE BUT WANT TO PARTICIPATE AT THE CONVENTION, THIS IS THE JOB FOR YOU!
Democrats Can Take Control of Delco Council for First Time Ever
- Democrats Kevin Madden and Brian Zidek won two seats in 2017
- Republicans still sit in the remaining three seats
- All three Republican-held seats are up for election in November, 2019
- Delco Democrats now hold the advantage in party registrations by over 18,000
- We can win this and create ethical government for Delaware County
If you want to see how just two Democrats are already reforming county government, take a look at the Madden/Zidek Year-in-Review. It’s pretty stunning.
Democrats Can, at Long Last, Put Democrats on the Court of Common Pleas
- Four seats are open on the all-Republican, (forever-Republican) bench
- In 2017, our one Democratic candidate, Kelly Eckel, got more votes than any previous Democrat
- We can change the tone in the Courthouse by electing four Democrats in 2019
Haverford Township’s Role at Nominating Convention
- We now have a remarkably large, engaged Democratic Committee. In the 36 precincts of our nine wards, we are represented by a whopping 102 Committee members. All are entitled vote at the Nominating Convention.
- Our township comprises 9% of the 1100 Committee votes in the County.
- Committee members who inform themselves about the candidates and attend the Nominating Convention can have a real impact on who gets endorsed.
Those not endorsed have the right to run, but party endorsement is valuable for legitimacy and organizational support.
How to Learn About the Candidates?
- Haverford Township Democrats invited all of the candidates to introduce themselves at our January 8 meeting. You can read brief bios and comment summaries for County Council Candidates and for Court of Common Pleas candidates.
- Individual candidates are holding Meet & Greet events, and local parties organize forums for multiple candidates. We are listing all those that we hear about on the Local Candidate Events page.