IMPORTANT DATES FOR MAY 21, 2019 PRIMARY CANDIDATES
*February 19 – First day to circulate and file nomination petitions
*February 25 – Candidate petition party to help candidates get the necessary signatures for their petitions
*March 12 – Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions
*March 13 – First day to circulate and file nomination papers
*March 27 – Last date for candidates who filed nomination petitions to withdraw
*May 21 – Municipal Primary
NOTE: Several helpful sessions about campaigning for local office and being a Township Supervisor or School Board Member are available. Check out: Toss Your Hat in the Ring seminar by Penn State on Feb. 4th; or one of two Candidate Training Sessions sponsored by the Chester County Democrats on either Feb. 2nd from 9AM to Noon in Exton or on Feb. 16th from 8AM to Noon in Chadds Ford (email Marcy Cornell at email@example.com to attend) .
EASTTOWN TOWNSHIP CANDIDATES NEEDED
Please consider getting involved and helping your community!
We are always looking for passionate, intelligent, and committed people to run for elected offices for Easttown Township government and school board and to volunteer for appointed township boards and commissions. If you’re interested in running for Chester County offices, be sure to read this overview about candidate requirements.
The Tredyfrrin-Easttown School Board has 9 school board members who serve 4-year terms. Elections occur in odd years for open positions (2019, 2021, etc.) In November 2019, there will be one board seat up for election representing Easttown residents (Region 3) so we are looking for interested candidates.
Please consider getting involved and run for school board if you are a Democrat and passionate about public schools and education. Read over this terrific Guide for School Board Candidates in Pennsylvania for an overview about school boards and the role of elected school board members. If interested, we encourage you to start attending the regular TE School Board meetings and contact your local Precinct Committee Person. The sooner you start the better your chances! Email us at Candidates@EasttownDems.org if you’re interested in learning more.
|School Board – Region 3||2019||Katharine Murphy (R)|
|School Board – Region 3||2021||Heather Ward (D)|
|School Board – Region 3||2021||Tina Whitlow (D)|
|School Board – Region 2||2021||Kyle Boyer (D)|
|School Board – Region 2||2019||Michele Burger (D)|
|School Board – Region 2||2019||Edward Sweeney (R)|
|School Board – Region 1||2021||Scott Dorsey (D)|
|School Board – Region 1||2019||Roberta Hotinski (D)|
|School Board – Region 1||2019||Todd Kantorczyk (D)|
EASTTOWN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
There are 5 Supervisors who are elected at large to represent all of Easttown. They serve staggered 6-year terms and elections occur in odd years for open positions (2019, 2021, etc). The Board plays a crucial role in deciding issues of public safety, spending, growth management, zoning, roads and streets, code enforcement, environment and how to pay for it all. Detailed information about how townships operate in Pennsylvania and the role of the Supervisors is available in the March 2018 Pennnsylvania Township Supervisor’s Handbook.
Currently, there are NO Democrats serving on the Board and representing Democratic values! In November 2019, there will be two Board seats up for election so we are now actively looking for interested candidates.
If you’re a Democrat, and passionate about the development and management of Easttown Township, please start attending the monthly Township meetings and contact us at Candidates@EasttownDems.org if you’re interested in learning more. The sooner you start the better your chances!
BOARD OF AUDITORS
There are 3 elected Auditors who serve staggered 6-year terms. Two of the current Auditors are Democrats. The current Republican’s term ends in 2021.
APPOINTED BOARDS & COMMISSIONS
The Township Code and other state laws allow the Easttown Township Board of Supervisors to enlist the help of capable citizens through the creation of boards and commissions. These appointed boards and commissions also provide a wonderful opportunity for citizens to become more directly involved with their local government. The current boards & commissions for Easttown include:
- Easttown Citizen’s Advisory Committee
- Historical Commission
- Library Board of Trustees
- Library Foundation
- Municipal Authority
- Parks & Recreation
- Planning Commission
- Vacancy Board
- Zoning Hearing Board
If you’re interested in joining any of the boards and commissions, please email us at Candidates@EasttownDems.org and let us know and start attending some of the meetings. Though the boards and commissions are not “political” in nature, we believe that roughly half of all appointments should be Democrats to reflect current voter registration levels. As the Pennsylvania Township Supervisor’s Handbook states: “Appointments to boards and commissions should reflect the township’s diversity, including individuals from different neighborhoods that have varied interests and backgrounds. ”