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

Democratic Candidates Are Actively Seeking Delco Democrats’ Endorsement

  • County Democrats hold their Nominating Convention on Feb. 24
  • To earn official party endorsement, a candidate must get 55% of the votes of Committee members in attendance
  • There are currently 11 Democrats seeking three party endorsements for County Council
  • There are currently 9 Democrats seeking four endorsements for Court of Common Pleas

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 95 Committee members.  All are entitled vote at the Nominating Convention.
  • Our township comprises 10% of all 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 20 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.
  • There are three other opportunities to meet all of these candidates: 

When: Saturday, January 19. 7:00 p.m.
Where: UAW Hall, 1000 East 4th Street, Eddystone, PA.
What: County Council candidates will speak
Sponsors: Eddystone, Ridley Township, Ridley Park, and Chester Democrats as well as the Interboro Progressives.

When: Thursday, January 24.  7:00 p.m.
Where: Brookhaven Municipal Building.
What: All candidates for Council and Court invited to speak.
Sponsors: Brookhaven, Aston, Nether Providence, Rutledge, Rose Valley, and Swarthmore Democrats.

When: Saturday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.
Where: UAW Hall, 1000 East 4th Street, Eddystone, PA.
What: Court of Common Pleas candidates will speak
Sponsors: Eddystone, Ridley Township, Ridley Park, and Chester Democrats as well as the Interboro Progressives.

  • Individual candidates are holding Meet & Greet Events. We are listing all those that we hear about on  the Local Candidate Events page.  Find out where you can party with Dems!