Local elections matter to all of us.
Presidential elections are crucial for federal policies and the national agenda. But local elections matter too – the officials chosen in these elections make the decisions that directly affect our daily life. It’s our job to help set the agenda for our community – by voting on Tuesday, November 2. (Polls open at 7 AM and close at 8 PM).
It’s not a matter of whether local or national elections are more important. It’s about relevancy. Local elections serve more relevance to community, as the power of our vote can support and/or change the policies of the school district and our township government.
One common excuse people use for not voting, especially in a non-presidential election year, is that they think their vote will not matter. That could not be further from the truth when it comes to local elections as sometimes elections can be decided by a handful of votes. Your one vote can make a HUGE difference.
These are difficult times to be sure. And, arguably, leadership has never been more important. Pay attention to the candidates and what they say. And vote.
Below is the list of our local candidates for Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships Board of Supervisors and for the TE School board.
If any of the candidates have a dedicated website or Facebook page, it is hyperlinked to their name. Please click on the candidates’ link for further information — I would encourage you to reach out directly to the candidates if you have any questions.
Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors
There are three Tredyffrin Township supervisor positions available – two at-large and one in the middle district. Currently serving middle district supervisor Kevin O’Nell (D) has chosen not to seek reelection. At-large supervisors Murph Wysocki (D) and Matt Holt (D) are seeking re-election. Terms are four years.
Two attorneys, three corporate executives and a member of the Army National Guard will vie for Tredyffrin Township’s three available supervisor seats.
For Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors, the Tredyffrin Township Democratic Committee has announced the following candidates:
- Supervisor at Large: Murph Wysocki, Attorney *
- Supervisor at Large: Matt Holt, Attorney *
- District 2 (Middle): David Miller, Retired executive, president of Chesterbrook Civic Association
For Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors, the Tredyffrin Township Republican Committee has endorsed the following candidates:
- Supervisor at Large: Sean Sweeney, Corporate executive
- Supervisor at Large: Jim Zdancewicz, Business executive
- District 2 (Middle): Nick Sarracino, member of Army National Guard
Easttown Township Board of Supervisors
There are two Easttown Township supervisor positions available – currently serving supervisors Marc Heppe (R) and Jim Oram (R) have chosen not to seek re-election. Easttown supervisors, who are all elected at large, serve staggered terms of 6 years.
An attorney, a corporate executive, an engineer, and an educator will vie for Easttown Township’s two available supervisor seats.
For Easttown Township Board of Supervisors, the Easttown Township Democratic Committee has endorsed the following candidates:
For Easttown Township Board of Supervisors, the Easttown Township Republican Committee has endorsed the following candidates:
- Supervisor at Large: Alessandra Nicolas, Corporate executive
- Supervisor at Large: Jay Jennings, Educator
TE School District School Board
The TE School District school board race has no incumbents on the ballot – Scott Dorsey (I), Tina Whitlow (D), Mary Garrett Itin (D) and Kyle Boyer (D) are not seeking reelection. Terms on the school board are four years.
Region 1- Tredyffrin E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5, M-1, M-2, M-5, M-6, W-3, W-4,
Region 2- Tredyffrin M-3, M-4, M-7, W-1, W-2, W-5
Region 3- Tredyffrin E-1, Easttown 1-7
The Tredyffrin Township and Easttown Democratic Committees endorsed the following candidates for the office of Tredyffrin-Easttown School Director:
- Region 1: Dr. Yolanda Allen, Nonprofit executive
- Region 2: Dr. Robert Singh, Vascular surgeon
- Region 3: Susan Audrain, Retired
- Region 3: MaryAnn Piccioni, Constituent Services Advisor for State Representative
The Tredyffrin Township and Easttown Republican Committees endorsed the following candidates for the office of Tredyffrin-Easttown School Director:
- Region 1: Leslie Elken, Educator
- Region 2: Deana Wang, Pharmaceutical consultant
- Region 3: Rachel Kill, Senior underwriter
- Region 3: Bill Nolan, Retired cost price analyst
In closing, please take the time on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to VOTE — your community needs your voice in this election!