Meet The Montgomery County Commissioner Candidates – October 6

Meet the County Commissioner Candidates – October 6

The Greater North Penn Collaborative invites the Tri-County Community Network and your members and colleagues to join us on Thursday, October 6 at 9 a.m. at the Community Partners Building, 2506 N. Broad St., Colmar, PA  18915 in the Walton Room to meet the county commissioner candidates, hear their views, and ask questions of them. This is a wonderful opportunity for the nonprofit community in Montgomery County to weigh in with your needs and concerns. Remember, 3 of the 4 candidates in attendance will become commissioners. Decisions on the allocation of federal and state funds will be made by those elected.

This candidates forum will take place as part of our regular membership meeting that runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Carpooling is strongly advised.

We expect to have a full house, so only if you plan to attend, please respond to Betsy Roush, betsyroush@comcast.net, 215-234-4022, with the names, emails, and organizations of any attendees you are registering.

Sixth Ward Councilor Jody Rhoads Running For Re-election – May 17, 2011

The Pennsylvania Primary Election will take place next week on Tuesday, May 17th.  “Man of the people” Jody Rhoads is running for re-election as Sixth Ward Councilor.  Jody is asking Sixth Ward residents for their vote on Tuesday.

As your Councilman I

  1. voted against 3 consecutive yearly tax increases
  2. speak up and ask the hard questions
  3. fight for the rights of ALL Pottstown residents
  4. helped re-write and adopt a new and friendlier tree ordinance which eliminated the dysfunctional Tree Commission
  5. worked to get railroad crossings repaired on a heavily traveled road in the east end of Pottstown
  6. was the ONLY Councilman who voted against top administrative pay raises
  7. have helped scores of residents around town with their problems and concerns

                                                                    Fight When You’re Right!

Joe Hoeffel Will Not Seek Relection

Joe Hoeffel

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Embattled Montgomery County Commissioner, Joe Hoeffel will not run again.  Instead, he will support Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards.  Shapiro and Richards are running as a team and joined Hoeffel at a news conference where he announced he would not seek relection. 

It looks like Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor will run again.  Castor was not involved in the Sunshine Law charges leveled against Commissioners Matthews and Hoeffel.  The three commissioners have had a strained relationship and frequently made headlines in local papers with their squabbling.

The Republican nominating convention will be held on February 9th and the Democratic Nominating Convention will take place on February 15th.

Let us hope whoever wins can work together for the good of Pennsylvania’s third largest and second wealthiest county!

Tomorrow Is Election Day In Pennsylvania

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 is election day in Pennsylvania.  There are many important races.  We are electing a new governor and a new U.S. Senator.  Other races include U.S. congressional seats.

Get out and vote!  Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm.

Pottstown Polling Places:

http://www.pottstown.org/about_voting.htm

Pottstown School Board And Municipal Election Results

There were some surprises and some disappointments, at least for me.  Voter turn out appeared to be low based on the numbers.  If you didn’t vote and are unhappy with the end result, you have only yourself to blame for not participating in an important election.

Based on the past performance of certain individuals who appear to have won elections, I am concerned about the direction we might go.  Hopefully I am wrong.  Pottstown needs to move forward.  I will give people the benefit of the doubt, for now.

I will be watching.