Ward Organizations

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 2022, there are 6 Democrats on the 9-member Board of Commissioners:

  • Sheryl Forste Grupp, Ward 2
  • Kevin McCloskey, Ward 3
  • Judy Trombetta, Ward 4
  • Laura Cavender, Ward 5
  • Larry Holmes, Ward 6
  • Gerry Hart, Ward 8


Experience shows that the presence of more Democrats on the township commission improves responsiveness 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:
David Trebich
Curtis Gittelman
Jim Roman
ward1leader@
haverforddemocrats.com

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
James Roman

Precinct 3
David Trebich
Rick Brown

Precinct 4
Beth York

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

Ward Committee:
Precinct 3
Sue Cunningham
Ben Danson

Precinct 4
John Macera

3rd WARD
Ward Leader:
Rachel Amdur
Jack McNamara
ward3leader@
haverforddemocrats.com

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Alex Brophy
Jonathan Larsen

Precinct 2
Rachel Amdur
Paul Sopher

Precinct 3
Joan Boyce
Graham (Sandy) Harrison

Precinct 4
Tom Duffin
Jack McNamara

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

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Kathie Price
David Tepper

Precinct 2
Jennifer Bazydlo
Brandon Trombetta

Precinct 3
Peggy Murr
Nate Prentice

Precinct 4
Joan Tarka
Tom Tarka

5th WARD
Ward Leader:
Dan Kraut
ward5leader@
haverforddemocrats.com

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Walter Hart
Patricia McCausland

Precinct 2
Dan Kraut
Jennifer Nestle

Precinct 3
Pam Magidson
Doug Stuart

Precinct 4
Margaret (Peggy) McCausland
Diana McNamara

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

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
John Bielski
Nate Brown

Precinct 2
Terry James
Sharyn Mead

Precinct 3
Kelly Keisling Ryan
Lisa Citron Taglang

Precinct 4
Elizabeth Goldberg
Michael Oei

7th WARD
Ward Leader:
Monica McCurdy
Rebecca Jarosh
ward7leader@
haverforddemocrats.com

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Kirsten Heine
Alicia Sussman

Precinct 2
Monica Medina-McCurdy

Precinct 3
Darien Varner
Jessica Watson

Precinct 4
Rebecca Jarosh
Hannah Turlish

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

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Victoria Brown
Chris Shelton

Precinct 2
Felicia Hurewitz
Marci Pelchat

Precinct 3
Marc Duerr
Joel Esterman

Precinct 4
Louise Pierce
Stephen Pierce

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

Ward Committee:
Precinct 1
Patricia McGoldrick
Rich Migliore

Precinct 2
Monet Reilly

Precinct 3
Ernesto Betancourt
Susan Cassanelli