Note that for school board director and local judge races, candidates may cross-file on both Democratic and Republican Party ballots. As a result, you need to know the true Democrats and those endorsed by Bradford Democrats and the Chester County Democratic Committee, after careful consideration and deliberation. Please review these sample ballots and take one with you to the polls or see a Democrat Committee Person when you arrive on May 19 to get a sample ballot!
A new feature of our monthly meetings will be our guest speaker series. These will be local residents with expertise and insight into issues that affect our community.
January 7 – Tom Casey – Proposed Sunoco Pipeline in Goshen Township
Tom is director of the Chester County Community Coalition, a local not-for-profit group working to inform residents about Sunoco Pipeline’s quest for public utility status for its Mariner East Project. Construction of this pipeline will run adjacent to East Bradford Township and will include a newly constructed pumping station in West Goshen Township.
February 4 – Kim Slocum – Term Care—Healthcare’s Bermuda Triangle
Kim will be speaking on the benefits of Long Term Health Care, the issues and challenges facing long term health care policy, some of the existing responses and a national-level policy solution. Kim is the author of ‘Consumer Directed Health Care, A 360 Degree View’, and President of KDS Consulting, LLC. His work involves health care policy and strategy and he advises health plans, providers, medical technology firms, and industry trade associations on emerging issues in the field. Mr. Slocum is a Fellow Member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as well as a former member of the Society’s Board of Directors. He is also the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Health Institute in Austin. He received his BA from the State University of New York at Geneseo and his Master’s in Business Administration from Xavier University. He has addressed audiences such as the National Governors’ Association, the National Lieutenant Governors’ Association, the Deputy Commissioners of the Food and Drug Administration, US Senate Staffers, and several state legislatures.
March 4 – Bret Binder – Brandywine Valley Business Council
Bret will be speaking about the startup business group, Brandywine Valley Business Council, a business group friendlier to Democratic ideals than the Chamber of Commerce, of which he is a co-founder. Bret is also the founder and managing member of Binder & Canno, LLC, a law firm located in East Bradford Township. Before founding his law firm, Bret was law clerk to Justice Sandra Schultz Newman of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He credits his interest in the law to his father, David F. Binder, Esquire (author of “The Hearsay Handbook” and “Binder on Evidence”). He was the Democratic candidate for the 156th District State House in 2012. He frequently hosts Democratic events at Windon Hall, his historic home in East Bradford Township.
East and West Bradford Democrats Meeting 7:30 PM January 7, 2015 (first Wednesday each month) Old Schoolhouse 666 Copeland School Road, West Chester, PA
Our meeting on January 7 will feature guest speaker Tom Casey. Tom is director of the Chester County Community Coalition, a local not-for-profit group working to inform residents about Sunoco Pipeline’s quest for public utility status for its Mariner East Project. Construction of this pipeline will run adjacent to East Bradford Township and will include a newly constructed pumping station in West Goshen Township. Future meetings will include talks by Kim Slocum, author of ‘Consumer Directed Health Care, A 360 Degree View’, on the benefits of Long Term Health Care and Bret Binder of the Brandywine Valley Business Council, a business group that will be friendlier to Democratic ideals than the Chamber of Commerce. Please feel free to attend and learn about local issues that affect us all. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month beginning at 7:30 at the old schoolhouse next to the East Bradford Township Building at 666 Copeland School Road.
Thanks to all who came out to our August picnic. Despite weather that did not fully cooperate, we had an enthusiastic crowd to socialize and meet two of our great candidates – Susan Rzucidlo, for the 158th PA legislature seat being vacated by Chris Ross, and Manan Trivedi for the 6th US House of Representatives seat that Jim Gerlach is leaving.