Political Notes . . . Brazunas Will Not Run in 2011; Chester County Republican Convention Tomorrow – District Attorney Race

A couple of noteworthy political items . . .

There has been speculation as to whether Eamon Brazunas would be throwing his hat in the campaign ring again for the Tredyffrin’s Board of Supervisors.  Eamon emailed friends and supporters today with his decision not to run in the 2011 supervisor’s race.  Here is an excerpt from the email:

“After careful consideration I have decided not to seek election to the Board of Supervisors this year. Therefore, I will not be running in the 2011 election cycle. While it has been a goal of mine to serve the residents in Tredyffrin on the Board, I will be taking this year to fully appreciate the first year of Stella’s life. 

I will continue to work with my fellow colleagues in the fire service and with the Board of Supervisors in both Tredyffrin and Easttown to improve the Fire/EMS services in our community. We have made significant progress with communications publicly at Township meetings, established a communications network to link Fire/EMS/Police and other stakeholders and made strides towards a long-term funding solution. There is more work to be done and I will continue to contribute in this area, which I have devoted much time to over the past 13 years.”

In December, Eamon and his wife Ali became first-time parents to daughter Stella Nicola. I think we would all agree that this is a very special time in the Brazunas family and should be enjoyed!  I appreciate that Eamon was a supervisor candidate in the past and that he recently participated as a candidate for the interim supervisor vacancy. The entire community appreciates his continued service as a Berwyn volunteer firefighter!

On another political note . . . tomorrow is the Chester County Republican Convention and I will be attending.  A couple of years ago, I attended the convention to support Judy DiFilippo when she was running for the State House and was interested in the process. 

If you recall, over the last several weeks, I have written about Chester County’s district attorney race.  The race is very close for Republican candidates Pat Carmody, Tom Hogan and Steve Kelly. After the county straw polls, Carmody was ahead of Hogan, but only by two votes and Kelly was in third place.  Based on my experience, the straw polls may (or may not) be an indicator of the voting at the convention. 

To avoid a primary race between Republican candidates would require that one of these three candidates receive 60% of the votes cast at the convention.  If committee members are unable to attend the convention, they need to give their proxy vote to someone to attend in their absence.  Good news is that the weather tomorrow should not be a factor to keep anyone home.  All the votes are important and could be the deciding factor in whose name will appear on the May primary ballot.

Although it was my understanding that the Republican Convention was open to the public, I did call ahead to double-check that Community Matters would be welcomed.  I received a very friendly welcoming response to my inquiry from Maria at the Chester County Republican Headquarters; and I look forward to attending (and following the DA race!)

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  1. I give Brazunas tons of credit for this decision — especially considering the pressure he was probably facing to run.

    Having a newborn at home, along with the rigors of daily life, make also running for Supervisor a challenge to say the least. I hope he and his wife enjoy their little girl.

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