HTDems Committee

Like Democratic Party organizations all over the U.S., the HTDems are led by our Committee members, who are chosen from their individual wards and precincts.

The job of Committee: They canvass their neighborhood Democrats to share information about candidates and encourage voting. Committee members also work with their ward leaders to recruit volunteers to canvass a few blocks in the precinct at election time. Committee members staff the polls on election day, serving as “poll watchers” and “greeters.” As well, they recruit other Democrats in the precinct to work a shift at the local polling site so that Haverford voters know there is a Democratic presence in their neighborhood.

Committee members are also tasked with vetting Democratic candidates competing in primary elections. They invite candidates to speak at HTDems’ meetings, they often meet personally with them or stage “meet & greet” events so they know the candidates before the county nominating convention where one candidate hopes to win Democratic endorsement before the primary election. Committee members are eligible to vote on endorsements. They also have voting rights in local party policy decisions and in local party leadership elections.

The number of Committee: Haverford Township is comprised of 9 wards, and every ward has 4 precincts. Every precinct elects 2 Committee in off-year primary elections. They serve 4-year terms. So a full slate of elected Committee in Haverford Township has 72 members. Committee can be larger than that, however, because up to two more Democrats in each precinct can be appointed to Committee. A Ward leader may be a Committee member but does not have to be.

Below is a list of Ward Leaders and Committee, organized by ward and precinct. Feel free to contact your ward leader any time. You can find out what ward you live in by referring to this ward map or, if you know were you vote, by identifying your ward by your voting location.

Learn about ward organizations.

Ward Leaders and Committee Members

 

1st WARD
Ward Leader:
Karen Weber
ward1leader@
haverforddemocrats.com

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Howie Rosen

Precinct 2
Erik Froelich

Precinct 3
Carol Trebich
David Trebich

Precinct 4
Jeff Hodgson
Karen Weber

2nd WARD
Ward Leader:
Ben Danson &
Sue Cunningham
ward2leader@
haverforddemocrats.com

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Sherry Forste-Grupp
Andrea Smith

Precinct 2
Alison Bausman

Precinct 3
Greg Cunningham
Sue Cunningham
Ben Danson
Eric Horst

Precinct 4

3rd WARD
Ward Leader:
Mary Hediger
& Jack McNamara
ward3leader@
haverforddemocrats.com

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Alex Brophy
Jonathan Larsen
Kate Lenahan
Christine Seewagen

Precinct 2
Rachel Amdur
Denise Hay
Mary Hediger
Paul Sopher

Precinct 3
Joan Boyce
Kevin J. McCloskey
Cari Sundermeier
Jennifer Toof

Precinct 4
Elaine Halberstadt
Jack McNamara
Jake Stuiver

4th WARD
Ward Leader:
Joan Tarka
ward4leader@
haverforddemocrats.com

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Kathie Price
Barbara Prutzman
Helene Stavis

Precinct 2
Brandon Trombetta
Judy Trombetta

Precinct 3
Sandy Hubsher
Denise Prentice

Precinct 4
Joan Tarka
Tom Tarka
Gavin Vanstone

5th WARD
Ward Leader:
Maggie Wright
ward5leader@
haverforddemocrats.com

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Shannon Bearman
Walter Hart

Precinct 2
Nancy Diamond
Dan Kraut
Jennifer Nestle

Precinct 3
Laura Cavender
Pam Magidson
Kay Sweet
Maggie Wright

Precinct 4
Arlin Green
Paula Yudenfriend Green
Diana McNamara
Diane Nissen

6th WARD
Ward Leader:
Lisa Taglang
ward6leader@
haverforddemocrats.com

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
John Bielski
Nate Brown
Jennifer Leith

Precinct 2
Elise Gaul
Terry James

Precinct 3
Kelly Eisling Ryan
Christine Shindler
Lisa Citron Taglang
Katie Thompson

Precinct 4
Liz Goldberg
Michael Oei
Jen Pierson-Winterle
Anne Wright

7th WARD
Ward Leader:
Judith LaLonde
& Katie Begandy
ward7leader@
haverforddemocrats.com

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Katie Begandy
Ilene King
Margie Lyon

Precinct 2
Deborah Kossmann
Marc Kossmann

Precinct 3
Tom Bielli
Lisa Curan

Precinct 4
Rebecca Jarosh
Judith LaLonde
Jeff Sasin

8th WARD
Ward Leader:
Marc Duerr
ward8leader@
haverforddemocrats.com

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Jim Brown
Victoria Brown
Christopher Shelton
Andrew Zitelli

Precinct 2
Felicia Hurewitz
Marcia Pelchat
Rita Waters

Precinct 3
Marc Duerr
Joel Esterman
Andrea Fink

Precinct 4
Sarah Smathers

9th WARD
Ward Leader:
Susan Cassanelli &
Gwen McCullough
ward9leader@
haverforddemocrats.com

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Gwen McCullough
Patricia McGoldrick
Rich Migliore

Precinct 2
Jennie Keckler
Paul Rothdeutsch

Precinct 3
Ernesto Betancourt
Susan Cassanelli
Geri Houpt

Precinct 4

Ex Officio Committee (Elected Democrats):
Ross Anderson, Township Auditor
Mary Ellen Balchunis, Democratic State Committee
Gerry Hart, Ward 8 Commissioner
Larry Holmes, Ward 6 Commissioner
Kevin Madden, County Council
Kevin McCloskey, Ward 3 Commissioner
Dan Siegel, Ward 4 Commissioner
Greg Vitali, State Assembly
Jay Zeminski, Constable