Election: Beyond Wolf win, Democrats crushed countywide

GOP storms to win in all Congressional, state legislative races By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times While Tom Wolf may have carried Chester County, Tuesday, as he easily defeated Gov. Tom Corbett, Republicans swept every other race in the county, including a handful of state legislative races expected to be close, on a day when Democrats were pummeled coast to coast at the ballot box. In what might...

Good Stuff: Vote, Flu shots, good news and notes

Editors Note: Welcome to The Times latest column, ‘Good Stuff’, that will highlight positive happenings within the communities of Chester County in a quick, easy to read, and (we think) fun format. Got ‘Good Stuff’ to share? Email kim@chescotimes.com to help the get the word out.  (All submissions are subject to editorial review; submissions are requested by the 15th and 30th of each month.) MAKE...

156th District Q&A: Sandra Snyder

This is the third of a series of question and answer interviews focusing on candidates for State Representative. The Times did not edit, alter or in any way change the responses. We do this to give the candidates a chance for an unfiltered opportunity to make their case to our readers. As always, we welcome your input. 1.  Why are you running? Sandra Snyder I am running because as a mother of...

156th District Q&A: Dan Truitt

This is the third of a series of question and answer interviews focusing on candidates for State Representative. The Times did not edit, alter or in any way change the responses. We do this to give the candidates a chance for an unfiltered opportunity to make their case to our readers. As always, we welcome your input. 1. Why are you running? Dan Truitt I ran in 2010 to bring a different view to...

Letter: Rep. Pitts only represents the 1%, not us

Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter to U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts — and it’s author asked that it be published as a letter to the editor. Dear Rep. Pitts, I received your letter asking me to contribute to your re-election campaign and vote for you on Nov 4th.  It was good to hear from you. You expressed pride in the work that you have supposedly done for me.  Really?  That...

Letter: Times’ endorsement of Barrar is disappointing

To The Editor, Your endorsement of Steve Barrar for the 160th State House is disappointing, and your reasoning, bizarre. Ideology out the window! Really, ideology that translates to legislation…and it doesn’t matter because he can do you some personal favors? Anyone who cares about women’s health, strong public education for all, good transportation infrastructure, and laws that abide the...

158th District Q&A: Chris Ross

This is the second of a series of question and answer interviews focusing on candidates for State Representative. The Times did not edit, alter or in any way change the responses. We do this to give the candidates a chance for an unfiltered opportunity to make their case to our readers. As always, we welcome your input. Chris Ross 1. Why are you running? I am looking forward to taking care of some...

158th District Q&A: Susan Rzucidlo

This is the second of a series of question and answer interviews focusing on candidates for State Representative. The Times did not edit, alter or in any way change the responses. We do this to give the candidates a chance for an unfiltered opportunity to make their case to our readers. As always, we welcome your input. Susan Rzucidlo 1.  Why are you running? I am running for public office because...

Schott, Lawrence trade barbs over outreach spending

Democrat cites excessive event spending, Republican says numbers ‘cherry picked’ By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times 13th District State House candidates Ann Schott (left) and John Lawrence are sparring over how much Lawrence spent on community outreach events such as senior expos and paper shredding events. The two candidates for State Representative in the 13th District are sparring...

Letter: It is a bad time to be a Republican in Chester County

To The Editor, I am a Democratic Committee person for East Marlborough East (Precinct 355) and the Chair of the Kennett Area Democrats.  About two years ago, while representing the Democratic Party at my polling place, a man rushed by, without ever looking me in the eye, saying, “You are a Democrat.  You should be ashamed of yourself.”  Actually, I am not.  I am proud to be a Democrat. ...