Historically, Easttown Township was known as Republican stronghold but “the times they are a changing!” Since 2017, Easttown Democratic candidates have won 7 of the last 8 races in Easttown Township for a remarkable winning percentage of 88%!
THE TIDE BEGAN TURNING IN 2017 – In 2017, Easttown voters elected three Democrats over three incumbent Republicans in local school board and township supervisor races.
|SCHOOL BOARD 2017 RACE - Top Two Win||VOTES|
|Ward (D) - Won||1,589|
|Whitlow (D) - Won||1,572|
|Carlson (R) Incumbent - Lost||1,338|
|Lastner (R) Incumbent - Lost||1,299|
|EASTTOWN SUPERVISOR 2017 RACE - Top Two Win|
|Adams (D) - Won||1,414|
|Wacey (D) - Lost||1,396|
|Fadem (R) Incumbent - Won||1,563|
|Pioggi (R) Incumbert - Lost||1,353|
DEMOCRATIC VICTORIES CONTINUED IN 2018 – In 2018, the blue wave continued with Easttown voters electing four Democrats over Republicans in three state races and one federal race. Notably, two long term, well-known Republican incumbents, Tom McGarrigle and Duane Milne, both lost their races.
|STATE SENATE 2018 RACE||VOTES|
|Kearney (D) - Won||3,130|
|McGarrigle (R) Incumbent - Lost||2,691|
|STATE HOUSE 2018 RACE|
|Howard (D) - Won||2,950|
|Milne (R) Incumbent - Lost||2,871|
|PA GOVERNOR 2018 RACE|
|Wolf (D) Incumbent - Won||3,619|
|Wagner (R) - Lost||2,141|
|US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2018 RACE|
|Houlahan (D) - Won||3,482|
|McCauley (R) - Lost||2,350|
WHAT EXPLAINS THE RECENT BLUE WAVE IN EASTTOWN? – Without significant polling and survey data, it’s difficult to determine the exact reason(s) for the recent two year wave of Democratic victories. Obviously, we would like to think it’s due to great candidates, improved “get out the vote” efforts, and younger voters registering in record numbers as Democrats or Independents. However, the major reason is probably overall voter revulsion with Trump, his Republican administration, and his fellow Republican Senators. He and his Republican supported policies on immigration, international affairs, the environment, tariffs, tax policy and income inequality, education, and gun control are just completely out-of-step with today’s voters in Easttown.
CAN THE BLUE WAVE CAN CONTINUE IN 2019 – Absolutely! We have a great slate of candidates running in 2019 who will be working hard and canvassing throughout all Easttown neighborhoods in the fall. Learn more about our candidates.
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