GOP Council Hopefuls Announce Seniors Commission

MEDIA, PA:  Delaware County Council candidates Jim Raith, Mike Morgan, Kelly Colvin announced today their plan to create a permanent, standing “Delaware County Seniors’ Commission.”  The Commission will advise County Council on the issues impacting our seniors in Delaware County.

“Our seniors are the backbone of this county.  Many have raised families here, built businesses here and have retired here,” said Jim Raith, “We need a Seniors’ Commission to understand what issues are impacting their quality of life, and how county government can serve them better.”

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GOP Delco Council Hopefuls Outline New Proposals

The race for Delaware County Council continues as Republican candidates came out of the gate with three more announcements in the last week and a half.

Republicans Kelly Colvin, Mike Morgan and Jim Raith completed a tour of all municipalities in Delaware County, offered the concept of the county prison as the solution for the county's stray animal problem and signed a "No Sale" pledge for Fair Acres Geriatric Center.

Their Democratic challengers are Christine Reuther, Elaine Paul Schaefer and Monica Taylor. Council Chairman John McBlain and Vice Chairman Colleen Morrone being unable to seek re-election by term limits and Councilman Michael Culp's is not running for another term.

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GOP Council Team Complete ‘49 Towns, 1 Delco’ Tour

Media, PA: Delaware County Council candidates Jim Raith, Kelly Colvin and Mike Morgan visited each of Delaware County’s 49 boroughs and townships, five months ahead of this November’s Election. Having made listening a priority, the candidates heard from residents across Delaware County.

“People want to be heard,” said Mike Morgan, “That is why we launched our ‘49 Towns, 1 Delco Tour’ almost immediately.”

“Delaware County is strong because it is diverse,” said Kelly Colvin, “Hearing the perspective of our neighbors affirmed to me that residents are ready for a new style of leadership.”

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GOP Candidates Offer Humane Stray Dog Plan

Media, PA: Delaware County Council candidates Jim Raith, Kelly Colvin and Mike Morgan proposed an innovative solution to solving the stray dog challenge faced by communities throughout the County. Under their plan, a partnership would be formed with the George W. Hill Correctional Facility (Delaware County Prison) to rehabilitate dogs for adoption.

“Our county prison should be used as a resource to rehabilitate stray dogs,” said Jim Raith, “This potential partnership is a way to solve a problem with the resources we already have.”

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GOP Commits to Protecting Fair Acres

Media, PA: Delaware County Council candidates Mike Morgan, Kelly Colvin and Jim Raith commit to protecting Fair Acres Geriatric Center, which is owned by Delaware County. Furthermore, they have signed a “No Sale” Pledge to ensure the critical facility serving our most vulnerable remains under public supervision.

“When it comes to Fair Acres, we have taken a ‘No Sale’ pledge,” said Jim Raith, “We will keep Fair Acres under public oversight.”

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County Council GOP Hopefuls Issue 5-Debate Challenge; Dems Accept

Republican Delaware County Council candidates have thrown down the gauntlet – and the Democrats have accepted –  to a series of five debates in the fall.

The GOP slate of Thornbury Supervisor Chairman Jim Raith, special needs specialist Kelly Colvin and non-profit board member Mike Morgan released a schedule of five dates and times in September and October that they'd like to debate their Democratic opponents  - attorney Christine Reuther, environmental activist Elaine Paul Schaefer and Upper Darby School Board Member Dr. Monica Taylor.

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GOP Challenges Dems to Five County Council Debates

Media, PA: Delaware County Council candidates Mike Morgan, Kelly Colvin and Jim Raith have asked the Democratic candidates to five debates this Fall. Morgan, Colvin and Raith pledge a free discussion of issues and policies throughout our community.

“We would like five debates,” said Mike Morgan, “Our team has great ideas for Delaware County. We can’t wait to showcase them.”

“Voters should have an opportunity to listen and learn where the candidates stand,” said Kelly Colvin, “Hosting these debates across the county gives them a chance to do just that.”

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Delco Republican Candidates Gallop Out of the Gate Day After Primary

A little more than 12 hours after the polls closed for the Primary Election, Republican candidates for Delaware County Council issued a press release outlining a plan that county Democrats called a "laughable" attempt to emulate them.

Neither party's candidates faced a contest Tuesday. But now the stage is set for three new council seats – and council control  – up for grabs. 

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Council Candidates Release ‘Transparency and Progress’ Plan

Media, PA: Delaware County Council candidates Kelly Colvin, Jim Raith and Mike Morgan unveiled their “Transparency and Progress for Delaware County” plan today. The bold plan is the candidates’ starting point for making Delaware County even better.

“Between work and family, people are busy,” said Mike Morgan, “Our job as County Council members will be to make government as easy and friction-free for you as possible.”

“Right out of the gate, we want to share our vision,” said Jim Raith, “Having never voted to raise taxes, I can tell you that we can accomplish this plan without costing taxpayers more money.”

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Primary 2019: Eight Judicial Nominees Picked for November

Democrats and Republicans have selected their respective nominees for four open seats on the county Court of Common Pleas. Despite nearly all candidates cross-filing and appearing on both sides of the ballot, none of the candidates were nominated for a position by their opposing party, according to unofficial election results available late Tuesday.

Turnout for the primary was slight in the county. With 98 percent of the machines reported last Tuesday night, it seemed about 17 percent of Delco's Democratic voters went to the polls and 20 percent of Republicans. 

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GOP Leadership Picks Council Candidates

Delaware County Republican Party leaders selected Thornbury Supervisors Chairman Jim Raith, non-profit board member Mike Morgan of Newtown and activist Kelly Colvin of Drexel Hill as its endorsed county council candidates for 2019 Monday.

County GOP Chairman Tom McGarrigle explained to the crowd gathered in the ballroom of the Springfield Country Club that a weighted vote system would be used to select from five candidates vying for three open spots on council.

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Letter to the Editor: New GOP Chairman Offers Invite to Republicans

I was recently honored to be selected as the new chairman of the Delaware County Republican Party. The Delaware County Republican Party has a history as the best grassroots organization in the state and I promise, that won’t change. We have a long history of running strong candidates who have been champions of fiscal responsibility and effective, responsive government.

I am calling on any registered Republican voter who is interested in running for office at the school district, township or county wide level to please submit your resume and a letter of intent. I will meet with you individually to find a way that we can all work to keep Delaware County the vibrant community it has always been.

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McGarrigle Unanimously Picked to Lead County GOP

Tom McGarrigle has another title he can claim: Delaware County Republican Party chairman.

Thursday night about 400 GOP committee members unanimously elected the former state senator and county councilman to head the 162,182 registered Republicans in Delaware County. The floor was opened to anyone who wanted to become leader of the party and McGarrigle was the sole person to be nominated. No other candidates were considered.

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Chris Quinn’s Victory in State House Race Certified by Delco Election Board; Seale Refuses to Concede Loss

MEDIA, PA – Andrew Reilly, Chair of the Delaware County Republican Party, released the below statement following Monday’s approval of official election results in the 168th Pennsylvania House Legislative District by the bipartisan Delaware County Election Board on Monday. The official results show that Middletown resident, Chris Quinn, won the election by a comfortable 451 votes.

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Do The Delco Democrats Support A Socialist? You Decide!

MEDIA, PA - Despite repeated requests for Democrats to be truthful with Delaware County voters and tell hardworking families whether they agree with the many extreme, far-left positions of Socialist candidate for PA House District 168, Kristin Seale, we have yet to receive an answer.

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PRESS RELEASE: Delco GOP Chair Alarmed by Rhetoric, Views of Local Socialist Candidate… and Local Democrats' Embrace

MEDIA, PA - Delaware County Republican Chairman Andrew Reilly expressed alarm and concern that the Delaware County Democratic Party’s nominees for Congress, State Senate, and State House are openly embracing the candidacy of Kristin Seale, a self-proclaimed socialist and the Democratic Party nominee for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 168th Legislative District.

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