Voters’ Guide 2017


Easttown Voters, here is your guide to the November 7 election ballot. Please check out our candidates and the ballot question, and do share with your family, friends, and neighbors.

Remember your vote counts the most in local elections! Make your local government accountable TO YOU by voting November 7!





Brandon is an Army veteran who served in the Global War on Terrorism, Brandon works in institutional investments and would like to bring his experience to our township’s business.



Michael is a business leader and innovator in banking and software who believes in the use of planning and technology to deliver improved services at lower costs for the township.




Sean Axel Easttown Auditor

SEAN AXEL wants to bring transparency and accountability to this role in our local government. Many Easttown students and parents already know Sean in his role as a teacher at Devon Elementary for 16 years.




EVANS PANCOAST as the owner of a successful small business in Easttown, Evans has the experience to review township taxation critically, and to make improvements to bolster efficiency, transparency, and accountability throughout the process.   




at your polling place uphold the law, resolve disputes, and count the votes. Electing Democrats will insure that your vote counts!




Featured in the April 24 issue of Time Magazine, Heather has experience working in audit, corporate accounting, marketing and operations. As a former T/E student, Heather is dedicated to supporting our students and ensuring that their voices are heard on the School Board.



Tina has volunteered in a number of capacities at Beaumont, T/E Middle, Conestoga, and with the Art Goes to School program in all the elementary schools. Devoted to keeping guns out of our schools, Tina will oppose Republicans enacting these plans.




PATRICIA MAISANO for County Treasurer   

Unlike her opponent, Dr. Maisano has the financial experience of successfully running a company and the assets of other individuals. Maisano has conducted her entire business career guided by the core values of Integrity, Transparency and Trust.



MARGARET REIF for County Controller

Skilled as a Controller for a Malvern based non-profit, Margaret will provide Transparency, Accountability and Efficiency by bringing a fresh eye to precious taxpayer resource allocation


Christina VandePol, M.D. for County Coroner

Founder of a clinical research consulting company,

Dr. VandePol’s goal is a Chester County Coroner’s Office that is accountable, ethical and engaged in the community


Yolanda Van de Krol for County Clerk of Courts

In addition to 20 year’s experience in financial services Yolanda served on the Tredyffrin Township Libraries Board from 2006 to 2012, four as President working on budget and other issues at the local government level.



Judges rule on GERRYMANDERING & your voting rights



Justice of the Supreme Court

Judge Dwayne Woodruff

currently serving as Judge on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. He also serves as the Pittsburgh co-chair for the National Campaign to Stop Violence’s “Do the Write Thing” Challenge


Judge of the Superior Court (4)


Judge Maria McLaughlin

is currently serving as a judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas


Judge Carolyn H. Nichols

is currently serving as a judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas


Judge Debbie A. Kunselman

is currently serving as a judge on the Beaver County Court of Common Pleas


Judge Geoff Moulton (incumbent)

Is currently serving as a judge on the Pennsylvania Superior Court.


Justice of the Commonwealth Court (2)


Judge Ellen Ceisler

is currently serving as Judge on the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia and spent her first six years presiding over major felony trials


Judge Irene McLaughlin Clark

served as a Municipal Court Judge in Pittsburgh for ten years before returning to private practice focused on helping municipalities and organizations revitalize communities.



Justice of the Supreme Court for Retention

Justice Debra Todd (For retention to Supreme Court) In 2007, Debra Todd became the first Democratic Woman to be elected to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She is now in line to become Pennsylvania’s first female Chief Justice



to change the PA Constitution to allow local Taxing Authorities to Exempt Full Value of the Homestead Amendment.








Mail     P.O. Box 282 Devon, PA 19333     


October Monthly Meeting

We are inundated daily with news of state, national, and international injustice, gaffes, and grift from the Republicans running Washington and Harrisburg. But did you know the best way to fight back is by organizing at the local level? Nothing is more powerful than your participation in local Democratic politics right here in Easttown. We have a slate of fantastic candidates to support, and we need your help! Please come to the October meeting to get involved.

All registered Democrats of Easttown are invited to attend our monthly meeting, held every third Thursday at the township building. Join us! 

7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017
Easttown Township Municipal Building
566 Beaumont Road, Devon, PA 19333

Want to help out, but can’t make this meeting? Just email to share your availability for GOTV (Get Out The Vote) efforts now through election day, or click here to make a donation. Thank you!

Evans Pancoast for Easttown Township Tax Collector

Candidate Spotlight: Evans Pancoast, Easttown Tax Collector

Evans Pancoast for Easttown Tax Collector

Evans Pancoast, a longtime resident and businessman, wants to be our township tax collector because he believes individuals in government need to prioritize residents and care for the communities they serve.

Evans and his wife have lived in Easttown for over twenty years and plan to stay. They have four children; two 6th graders at T/E Middle School, a senior at Conestoga, and a Conestoga grad now attending Temple University. Evans is deeply committed to the financial well-being and stewardship of our local government in both the short-term and long-term. As the owner of a successful small business in Easttown, Evans has the experience to review township taxation critically, and to make improvements to bolster efficiency, transparency, and accountability throughout the process.

Evans, who holds a BA in Economics, an MBA, and a master’s degree in Health Administration, believes in the importance of making local government inclusive and listening to the voices of residents, voters, homeowners, and businesses. He plans to retire here, and is committed to contributing to our community for a better future for us all.

Sean Axel for Easttown Township Auditor

Candidate Spotlight: Sean Axel, Easttown Auditor

Sean Axel for Easttown Auditor

Sean Axel is running for township auditor to bring transparency and accountability to this role in our local government. Sean is motivated to serve the community where he & his family have put down roots.

Many Easttown students and parents already know Sean, a teacher at Devon Elementary for 16 years. A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia region, Sean moved to Devon 12 years ago with Jill, his wife of 18 years. Sean earned his B.A. at Dickinson College and M.S. in Elementary Education at Duquesne University and has taught for 20 years. As a parent of an 8th grader at T/E Middle School and an 11th grader at Conestoga, Sean has been involved with the community through coaching Little League and Paoli Wildcats Basketball League.

Sean will bring his life and professional experience as a close reader, listener, and observer to the role of township auditor. He is committed to increasing community engagement with all aspects of life in Easttown. As auditor, he will ask critical questions on the behalf of township residents and taxpayers to ensure a quality auditing process of the township’s finances.

Candidate Meet & Greet Reception, Tuesday September 12

The Easttown Democrats
In partnership with the
Cordially invite you to
a Candidate Meet & Greet Reception
6:30 pm Tuesday September 12, 2017
Home of MaryAnn Piccioni
RSVP: or call 610 648 0512
Heather Ward and Tina Whitlow, School Board
Brandon Adams and Michael Wacey, Supervisors
Sean Axel, Auditor
Evans Pancoast, Tax Collector