The current Delaware County Council has 3 Republicans and 2 Democrats. All 3 of the seats held by Republicans are on the ballot in 2019. Democrats can gain the majority this year. Below are the endorsed Democratic candidates for County Council.
Christine Reuther: Formerly a Nether Providence Township Commissioner and appointed member of the township’s Planning Commission, Reuther is now in her second 3-year term as the township’s appointed board member on the Central Delaware County (sewer) Authority. She is currently chair of the Nether Providence Democratic Committee as well as the solicitor for the Rutledge Borough and an elected Judge of Elections. She ran for County Council on the Democratic ticket in 2015. As a graduate of Haverford High School, Reuther earned an AB degree in Government from Harvard and a law degree from U.C.-Berkeley. She is a partner at McCausland Keen & Buckman in Devon, specializing in tax and business law. Reuther lives in Wallingford with her husband John. They have 3 daughters, ages 18-26. Campaign website. Facebook page.
Elaine Schaefer: As a two-term member of the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners, Schaefer became the first woman to serve as Board Chair. Trained as an attorney, Schaefer is currently Executive Director of Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area, a non-profit that advocates for the river’s watershed and watershed communities. Previously, she was co-founder and Executive Director of the Radnor Conservancy, focused on land preservation and protection of natural resources. Still engaged with the Radnor Conservancy and on the boards of two regional trails, she is also active with the League of Women Voters and ran for state representative from the 165th district in 2016. A graduate of Boston College with a law degree from William & Mary, Schaefer has lived with her husband John in Newtown Square for 20 years, which is where they raised their three grown children. Campaign website. Facebook page.
Monica Taylor: Currently a Director on the Upper Darby School Board, Taylor is co-chair of the Finance & Operations Committee, overseeing a budget that is second only to Delco’s operating budget. After earning her BA from the University of Maine, playing professional basketball in Ireland, and training female cadets at West Point, she earned her Ph.D. in Kinesiology at the University of Pittsburgh. Taylor is now a professor and Director of the Exercise Physiology Program at the University of the Sciences where she also leads projects to teach high school students about careers in health care and introduce inner-city elementary students to STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. She is on the Democratic Party State Committee and on the executive boards of the Women’s Democratic Club of Delaware County and the Delco Young Dems. Taylor lives in Drexel Hill with her husband and two young daughters. Campaign website. Facebook page.