Kelly Colvin is running for County Council to ensure county government serves everyone.
Recognized as an “activist” by the Delaware County Daily Times for her tireless focus on those with special needs, Kelly will be a thoughtful leader in the Courthouse.
A mom of two, one of whom lives with autism and epilepsy, Kelly is an active member of the special needs community, starting with leading the construction of a playground and life skills room at Primos Elementary to the creation of the Royal Butterfly Fund which provides mini-grants to caretakers and teachers in the Upper Darby special needs world.
Kelly was the Associate Director of Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics, a demand-side policy center that creates consensus to solve the challenges facing Delaware County and Southeastern Pennsylvania.
As the former Regional Representative for the United States Department of Education, she managed Federal educational issues across 5 Mid-Atlantic states.
Colvin earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Franklin and Marshall College and a master’s degree in governmental administration from the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the recipient of the Fels Institute Excellence in Leadership award.
Kelly served on the government relations committee for the Delaware County Chamber, is a former chair of the Delaware County Women’s Commission, an active member of St. John Chrysostum Church (Wallingford), as well as serves on the board for the Llanerch Hills Softball/Baseball League, where she coaches 12u in-house and tournament teams. Kelly, her husband, David, and family live in Drexel Hill.
Mike Morgan is running for Delaware County Council to ensure county government serves us responsibly, efficiently and effectively.
Earning a reputation as a high-energy civic leader, Mike brings people together of all backgrounds to get things done. He is the Chair of the Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce to advance business, leadership, and education.
With a background in business and Information Technology (IT) consulting, Mike has a keen eye for making things functional and affordable. As an executive at Accenture, Mike’s responsibilities spanned the globe.
A walk-on NCAA Division I swimmer at the University of Virginia, Mike earned a full academic/athletic scholarship by his senior season. He graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems.
Adopted as a child, Mike has dedicated himself to youth leadership and mentorship. He is a Board Member of the Adoption Center to increase the number of foster children who move into adoptive families. He has earned recognition for coaching swimming and baseball.
Mike is a Board Member of the Episcopal Academy Parents’ Association, and former Member of the Board of Trustees. He is a Board Member of the Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County, Horizons at Episcopal Academy, and Summer Search Philadelphia.
He is a trained SpeakUp! facilitator to bring youth, educators, and parents together for open, honest conversations about tough topics.
Mike’s wife, Jen, is an Executive Board Member at SAP, a global information technology company. Mike and Jen have two teen-aged sons, Ned and Eric. A second-degree Knight of Columbus, Mike and his family attend St. Anastasia Parish.
Jim Raith is running for County Council because he wants government to be responsive and efficient like his small business.
As an owner of EJ Raith Mechanical, a plumbing and heating business, Jim understands what it means to consistently deliver value and service. He is proud to provide quality, family-sustaining careers for nearly three decades.
A Thornbury Township Supervisor since 2004 and Chairman since 2006, Jim never voted to raise taxes. He built a reputation for affordably protecting open space and streamlining local government.
Jim is a Chairman of the American Red Cross Delaware County Chapter and a Board Member of the Rocky Run YMCA. Additionally, Jim serves on the Cheyney University Council of Trustees and awarded the Media branch N.A.A.C.P. award.
He is a member and past president of the Western Delaware Valley Lions Club and member of the Thornbury Historical Society. Jim is a past board member of Our Lady of Fatima CYO and enjoyed coaching basketball, baseball and football for many years.
A graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School, Jim joined the Plumbers Union Local 690 in 1983. He and Denise, his wife of 28 years, reside in Thornbury Township with their twin sons, Jimmy & Andrew.