The Pennsylvania Primary Election is 30 days from tomorrow — Tuesday, May 17, 2011. As was previously announced on April 11, I will provide all the candidates resumes on Community Matters using the following schedule. I hope that by providing in-depth information on local candidates will encourage increased voter turnout for the Pennsylvania Primary Election. Historically, voter turnout in Tredyffrin Township has been low for the Primary Election, (particularly in a non-presidential year) — here’s hoping that trend changes next month.
In Pennsylvania, only registered Republican and Democratic voters are permitted to vote in the Primary Election. As a reminder, this year in addition to the Primary Election, there is a Special Election in Tredyffrin Township — Independents, as well as Republican and Democrats can vote in the Special Election race.
The Special Election will fill the vacancy in the office of the Board of Supervisors caused by the resignation of Warren Kampf. The vacancy was temporarily filled by the interim supervisor appointment of Mike Heaberg. As required by the Township’s Home Rule Charter and the Pennsylvania Election Code, a Special Election will be held and voters will choose between incumbent Mike Heaberg (R) and Molly Duff (D). The individual elected will fill the remainder of the supervisor term, ending on December 31, 2011.
- Monday, April 25: Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisor Candidates
- Monday, May 2: Tredyffrin-Easttown School Board Candidates
- Monday, May 9: Chester County Magisterial District Judge, District Court 15-4-01 Candidates
- Wednesday, May 11: Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors Special Election Candidates
- Tuesday, May 17: Pennsylvania 2011 Primary
According to the schedule above, today is for the Board of Supervisor candidates. I have received resumes or bios on each of the candidates listed — click on the candidate’s name and the link will take you directly to the individual candidates information.
I encourage you to review the information that the candidates have provided and welcome your thoughtful comments.
Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisor Candidates:
- At Large: Michael Heaberg (R) **
- At Large: Kristen Kirk Mayock (R)
- At Large: Molly Duffy (D)
- At Large: Ernani (Ernie) Falcone (D)
- District 3 West: John DiBuonaventuro (R) **
- District 3 West: No Candidate (D)