Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The two Republicans were vying for the top Republican vote to move on and face incumbent Democrat Ed Curtis for his Ambler Council seat in November.
Joan Patton congratulated Stephen Frustaci late Tuesday night for being the unofficial victor in the Ambler Council Ward Three Republican Primary Tuesday. "I'm really glad I did it," said Patton, "and I would encourage people to get involved in the community." Frustaci was unavailable for comment Tuesday night. "The voters made a choice and it's great that they have a choice," said Patton, a former Wissahickon School Board member.
The two Democrats will vie again in November for the office of mayor in Ambler Borough, as DeRuosi wins the Republican Primary via write-in.
Republicans in Ambler Borough see something they like in Democrat Frank DeRuosi. "I won on the Republican ticket, on write-ins," said DeRuosi Tuesday night. "I guess I'm still in this race." DeRuosi was battling fellow Democrat Jeanne Sorg for the sole chance to become mayor of Ambler. Current Mayor Bud Wahl did not seek re-election. "People are torn," DeRuosi, a former teacher at Mattison Avenue Elementary, said. "Some in the borough want me, some want Jeanne. I'll see what my options are now." Sorg was unofficially victorious in the three wards of Ambler Borough—garnering 309 votes to DeRuosi's 150, according to Montgomery County election results. Behind her, she had the endorsements and contributions from politicians like Congresswoman …
A look at who will be on Wissahickon area ballots on Tuesday.
Lower Gwynedd, Ambler Borough and Whitpain residents will head into the polls Tuesday to select the candidates to appear on their respective ballots in November. Polls are open from 7 a.m to 8 p.m. Contested Primaries: Wissahickon School Board candidates will face off on the Republican and Democratic ballots, with eight candidates running for four positions. Of the eight, five cross-filed in the Primary: Sherri Becker, Young K. Park, Ron Stoloff, Richard P. Stanton Jr., and Joe Honeycutt. Mary Anne Noon is running on the Republican ticket only. Tracie Walsh and Norma Nicolo are running on the Democrat ticket only. In Ambler Borough Ward Three, two Republicans are vying for one contested seat, held by incumbent Democrat Ed Curtis. For more…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Two Republicans are contending Tuesday for one open seat on Ambler Council's Third Ward. The victor will face incumbent Democrat Ed Curtis in November.
GOP candidates Joan Patton and Stephen Frustaci are vying for the seat held by incumbent Democrat Ed Curtis on Ambler Borough Council. With one seat available, the one with the most Republican votes after the close of polls Tuesday officially faces Curtis in the November election. According to Ambler Gazette, Patton, 69, is a former Wissahickon School Board member and 40-year resident of the borough. Frustaci, 45, has lived in Ambler since 1975, and opened a telecommunications consulting business there in 1982, according to the article. He was also a member of Preserve Ambler. Read more on the candidates here.
Democrats Frank DeRuosi and Jeanne Sorg are seeking the open mayor seat in Ambler Borough Primary. There are no Republican challengers.
The wife of former Democratic 151st District state Representative Rick Taylor and a former teacher at Mattison Avenue Elementary are battling for the top vote from the Democrats on Tuesday for Ambler Borough mayor. Either Allyson Schwartz-endorsed Jeanne Sorg or current Blue Bell Elementary teacher Frank DeRuosi will then move on to the November ballot, and ultimately, with no Republican challengers, become the new mayor. Current Mayor Bud Wahl is not seeking re-election. An individual can run as independent in the November election. Read the candidates’ Letters to the Editor: Read more on the candidates:
Two Republicans and two Democrats will be on the ballots of both political parties Tuesday.
Four Montgomery County residents are hoping to fill two open seats in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in January, but the first step is making it past the Primary Election, in which all of the candidates are cross-filed. Republican candidates Sharon Giamporcaro and Maureen Coggins will be on the Republican and Democrat ballots, as will Democrats Steven Tolliver and Gail Weilheimer. Here is a look at the four candidates: Maureen Coggins of Upper Hanover Township Maureen Coggins is a Montgomery County attorney with over 20 years of courtroom experience, including eight years as a prosecutor with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, including serving as chief of the Major Crimes and Special Prosecutions unit. As the…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The U.S. Census Bureau says black turnout nationwide, by percentage, exceeded white turnout last year for the first time.
A recent U.S. Census Bureau report shows that blacks had the highest voter turnout among racial identifications in the 2012 general election. Nationwide, 66.2 percent of black citizens voted, exceeding for the first time the turnout of white voters, which was 64.1 percent. In 2008, 66.1 percent of whites voted, to 64.7 percent of blacks. Back in 1996, white turnout was 60.7 percent and black turnout was 53 percent. Black turnout also exceeded white turnout in Pennsylvania last year, 65.2 percent to 62.5 percent. Read a Huffington Post report on the census findings, and see below for statistics comparing other voting demographics: Voter turnout is expected to be far lower in Tuesday's off-year primary election. Polls will be open from 7 a…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
One poll suggests that, while Pennsylvania voters might support medical marijuana use, they aren't in favor of legal pot.
Pennsylvania voters aren't in favor of legalizing marijuana, according to one pole. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled opposed to legalizing marijuana in the state. A similar F&M Poll at the beginning of February found that 55 percent of respondants were against legalizing marijuana. While voters don't support its outright legalization, 82 percent of those polled favor the use of marijuana for medical reasons if prescribed by a doctor. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The full poll is available for review here. The following …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democrat, announced Tuesday that he's exploring another run for the Senate; Sestak narrowly lost to Pat Toomey in 2010.
A rematch between former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is in the works as Sestak announced Tuesday that he's exploring a run for the Senate in 2016. Democrat Sestak, a former Navy vice admiral, lost narrowly to Republican Toomey in 2010. Sestak, of Delaware County, has formed an exploratory committee—the equivalent of launching a campaign in terms of Federal Elections Commission paperwork, according to a Washington Post report. Can Sestak beat Toomey? Who would you vote for if the Senate election was held today? Tell us in the comments section below. Tuesday's announcement ends speculation that Sestak, 61, is raising money to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett. Sestak raised $460,000 in the first quarter of this year. A Sestak-…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Candidates for the Wissahickon School Board will participate in a forum at the Whitpain Township Building on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Candidates who are seeking a seat on the Wissahickon School Board will participate in the "School Board Candidate Forum" on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitpain Township Building. With the Primary Election just about two weeks away, candidates introduce themselves and take questions from the audience, according to a release from the Blue Bell Tea Party Patriots (BBTPP). The release also mentions the following reasons parents and residents should attend: Will you be attending the forum? If so, is it for a different one than the BBTPP listed above? Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @AmblerPatch See also: