Haverford Township is organized into NINE Wards of roughly equal population (and ward lines are re-drawn after every U.S. Census). Under Pennsylvania law, we are a Home Rule township and are governed by a Board of Commissioners, with one commissioner elected from each ward. As of 2018, there are 4 Democrats on the 9-member Board of Commissioners:

  • Kevin McCloskey, Ward 3
  • Dan Siegel, Ward 4
  • Larry Holmes, Ward 6
  • Gerry Hart, Ward 8

HT Dems aim to gain a majority of the Commission by winning at least one commissioner race in 2019, when all of the odd-numbered wards will hold elections for commissioner. To reach our goal, we will take a township approach, with Dems from even-numbered wards working on campaigns in odd-numbered wards. Winning requires that we pull together as one team.

The 2018 commissioner elections proved that we all benefit when Democrats get on the commission. The addition of Gerry Hart to the commission in 2018 has already demonstrated that the more Democrats on the commission, the more responsive the commission is to citizen concerns about diversity, the environment, government transparency, and the library.

Precinct: Each ward is divided into 4 precincts. This is the smallest political unit and has its own polling location. Democratic Party Committee are elected by ward and precinct. Learn more about ‘Committee.’

Ward Leader: The Democratic Committee members in each ward elect a ward leader whose duty is to coordinate the activities of the Committee in all 4 precincts. Ward leaders organize canvassing schedules and work with Committee to recruit volunteers to canvass neighbors about candidates and getting out the vote. Ward leaders also recruit Democrats to work at each precinct’s polling site on election day, staffing 3-hour shifts with two Democrats so we have a strong presence at the polls. If you want to volunteer to help the Democratic Party in your neighborhood, contact your ward leader using the directory below. 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 .

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

Ward Committee:
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
David Schwartz

Precinct 2
Alison Bausman

Precinct 3
Greg Cunningham
Sue Cunningham
Ben Danson

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

Precinct 4
Melissa Eastman
Elaine Halberstadt
Jack McNamara
John Randolph

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

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Ruth Gottlieb
Kathie Price
Barbara Prutzman

Precinct 2
Brandon Trombetta
Judy Trombetta

Precinct 3
Sandy Hubsher
Denise Prentice

Precinct 4
Joan Tarka
Tom Tarka

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
Jen 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
Sandy Malard

Precinct 2
Deborah Kossmann
Marc Kossmann

Precinct 3
Tom Bielli
Jack Stollsteimer
Lisa Curran

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

Precinct 3
Marc Duerr
Joel Esterman
Andrea Fink

Precinct 4
Sarah Smathers

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

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Gwen McCullough
Rich Migliore
Jeanne Montgomery

Precinct 2
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Precinct 3
Jenifer Anderson Smith
Ernesto Betancourt
Susan Cassanelli

Precinct 4
Erin Canuso