Monday, May 20, 2013
In the Newtown Patch area, there are two contested races for Council Rock School Board.
Council Rock School Board candidates from Upper Makefield and Wrightstown are running in contested races in the Tuesday primary. Upper Makefield residents Diana Nolan, Andy Block and Theodore Caputi are seeking to represent Region 8. All three candidates have cross-filed, meaning both democrats and republicans can vote for them. The seat for Region 8 is currently held by Paul Anagnostakos, who is stepping down after 10 years on the board. Wrightstown residents Kyle McKessy and Le Sheppard are facing off to represent region 9 on the Council Rock School Board. Region 9 includes all of Wrightstown and Newtown Township districts 1 and 2. McKessy is the incumbent. The primary will be held May 21. Both candidates have cross filed. If you are …
The primary election is Tuesday. Check the list below to see who is running for open positions on the county level.
Though it may lack the glamour of a national campaign, this election year is no less important, especially if you believe in the old adage, "All politics is local." The following are the candidates running for office at the county level and seeking the nomination from the Tuesday's primary (incumbents are bolded). The list has been provided by the Bucks County Board of Elections office. Pennsylvania has a closed primary, meaning that only party members can vote for candidates in their party. Democrats vote for democrats, and republicans vote for republicans. Independents cannot vote in the primary election. The general election takes place Nov. 5. The last day to register for the general is Oct.r 7. State Office Vic Stabile (R) Joseph C. …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democrat, announced Tuesday that he's exploring another run for the Senate; Sestak narrowly lost to Pat Toomey in 2010.
A rematch between former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is in the works as Sestak announced Tuesday that he's exploring a run for the Senate in 2016. Democrat Sestak, a former Navy vice admiral, lost narrowly to Republican Toomey in 2010. Sestak, of Delaware County, has formed an exploratory committee—the equivalent of launching a campaign in terms of Federal Elections Commission paperwork, according to a Washington Post report. Can Sestak beat Toomey? Who would you vote for if the Senate election was held today? Tell us in the comments section below. Tuesday's announcement ends speculation that Sestak, 61, is raising money to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett. Sestak raised $460,000 in the first quarter of this year. A Sestak-…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31st, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because of…
Monday, April 22, 2013
It's not too late to register to vote in the Primary Election.
Monday, April 22
Today is the last day to register to vote in the May 21 Primary Election. You have until the end of business hours to register. Individuals applying to register to vote must be: Download a voter registration form in the pdf section of this article.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The primary election is May 21. Check the list below to see who is running for open positions on the county level.
Though it may lack the glamour of a national campaign, this election year is no less important, especially if you believe in the old adage, "All politics is local." The following are the candidates running for office at the county level and seeking the nomination from the May 21 primary (incumbents are bolded). The unofficial list has been provided by the Bucks County Board of Elections office. The last day to register before the primary is April 22. Pennsylvania has a closed primary, meaning that only party members can vote for candidates in their party. Democrats vote for democrats, and republicans vote for republicans. Independents cannot vote in the primary election. The general election takes place November 5, 2013. The last day to …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Endorsements have been made for Borough Council, Township Supervisors, Bucks County Prothonotary and Council Rock School Board.
The Newtown Democrats Club has endorsed candidates for upcoming local races, including Newtown Borough Council and Newtown Township Board of Supervisors. Incumbent Perry Warren has been endorsed for reelection to Newtown Borough Council. He is an attorney and businessman currently representing Ward 1 on Borough Council. He is senior warden of St. Luke’s Church and a father of five. Perry, a Newtown native who moved away at the age of five, returned to the borough in 1999. He received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University and a J.D. from University of North Carolina. Chris Amazeen has been endorsed as a candidate representing Ward 1 on Newtown Borough Council. As an investment fund manager, Amazeen has expertise in both …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Newtown Democrats have endorsed Judy Norkin and Jen Dix for the two seats on the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors.
Democrats Judy Norkin and Jen Dix today announced their candidacy for the two seats on the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors that will be on the ballot in November. Norkin and Dix have both been endorsed by the Newtown Democrats, which met Wednesday to discuss its support of local candidates. Dix is a 20-year resident of Newtown Township who lives in Wiltshire Walk. “She has been a community advocate for many years,” a press release from the Newtown Democrats said. She is self-employed as a consulting actuary in the health insurance industry and has a background in finance and risk management. She served on the Township’s Financial Planning Committee in 2006-2007. Dix is married with two children. According to the press release, …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Borough Republicans will hold a screening event Feb. 24 to interview candidates interested in running for local office.
Are you a Newtown Borough Republican interested in running for local office? Then mark your calendar for Sunday, Feb. 24, when there will be a screening for Republican candidates beginning at 4 p.m. at the Half Moon Inn. Candidates are needed for the following local offices: For more information, contact John Duggan at 215-783-6318 or John_duggan@usaemi.com.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The local Republican Committee has announced its endorsements for 2013.
The local Republican Committee has endorsed the following candidates for the 2013 election: