Democrats throwing mud in primary may hurt efforts in the fall

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa For a number of weeks, I’ve been wanting to write a column about the dysfunction in the Democratic race for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania — but every time I’d be poised to do so, the Republicans in either or both the gubernatorial or U.S. Senate race would do something so out there it could not be ignored. But the fact of the matter is while the GOP...

County Democrats endorse Pielli for 156th District nomination

Chris Pielli Chris Pielli, candidate for State Representative in the 156th District is proud to announce that he has overwhelmingly received the endorsement of the Chester County Democratic Committee. The CCDC held their endorsement meeting on Monday night. Pielli, who currently serves as the Chester County Recorder of Deeds received 82% of the endorsement vote. With their endorsement, the CCDC joins...

McSwain brings shame on Chester County when he attacks kids

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa It’s still a little rare that you see a politician be such a hateful jerk — and rarer for that politician to be from Chester County. But here we have West Chester’s Bill McSwain — a gubernatorial candidate — bringing shame to the other 550,000 residents of our county by trashing middle school kids in a Tweet that went viral, until he deleted...

Hennessey announces re-election bid

State Rep. Tim Hennessey The county’s longest serving state legislator announced Friday he would seek another term in the state house. State Rep. Tim Hennessey announced he intends to run for re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  Hennessey currently serves as the Chair of the House Transportation Committee, one of the busiest and impactful committees in Harrisburg.  He...

Commissioners call for clarity on election issues

With Pennsylvania’s primary election scheduled for May 17, Chester County’s Commissioners joined their peers Thursday their peers across the state in calling for clarity on crucial election issues that remain unresolved. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently selected new maps for the U.S. congressional districts, and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to overturn them, but no decision has been made...

County Democrats make endorsements, no candidate picked for U.S. Senate

Chester County Democrats are on the verge of a sixth consecutive year of historic wins as they gathered virtually Thursday night to endorse their slate for the May 17, 2022 Primary. More than 330 representatives from all corners of Chester County “packed” the virtual convention using digital voting. The fading pandemic is still affecting large tight gatherings, and delegates once again are missing...

State Supreme Court picks Democrat-backed map for Congressional districts

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa The new Sixth District, which looks much like the old 6th. The State Supreme Court ruled Wednesday a Democratic backed “Carter Plan” district map should be used for the 2022 Congressional elections, rejecting a Republican proposal — and likely sending the the dispute to the federal courts, as happened in 2018, when Republicans lost a bid...

Spencer announces run for 158th state house seat

Leon Spencer KENNETT SQUARE — Leon Spencer, Jr., the former Mayor of Kennett Square, announced Saturday that he will run for State Representative in the 158th Legislative District. Surrounded by about 100 supporters on the steps of his alma mater, Kennett High School, Spencer announced his run for a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The seat is currently held by Christina Sappey,...

Vogel announces run for Congress

Ron Vogel A Chester County Realtor has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 6th District. In a letter, Ron Vogel informed the members of the Republican Committees of Chester and Berks Counties of his intention to seek the seat currently held by Democrat Chrissy Houlahan. Vogel said: “I will not stand idly by while the America we all love falls...

AG Shapiro announces run for Governor

Pennsylvania Attorney General announces his bid for Governor at an event in Pittsburgh, Wednesday. To the surprise virtually no one — The Times has been reporting this for months — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is running for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2022. While there are nearly dozen Republican candidates for governor, Shapiro is currently the only Democrat seeking...