This page shows Democratic contenders for local offices in the May 2021 primary election. We are grateful to all who, by running for office, strengthen the processes on which American democracy depends!
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TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR
Supervisor At Large
Matt Holt (Incumbent)
Matt was first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2017. He has served on the Finance Committee and the Paoli Task Force, and acted as liaison to the Zoning Hearing Board and the Tredyffrin Municipal Authority. Matt has lived in Chester County for over 25 years and currently resides in Paoli with his wife Lauren and their 5 year-old son Truman and 2 year old Quincy. Matt has served as in-house counsel with the The Bryn Mawr Trust Company since 2015, where he focuses on fiduciary matters and compliance issues. Prior to that, he was an attorney with Fox Rothschild LLP, where his practice included litigation with an emphasis on family and criminal law, estates and commercial law. He has dedicated many hours to serving pro-bono clients throughout Chester County. He graduated from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. He is also a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Affairs. He is a member of the Chester County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Matt is a proud board member of Community Volunteers in Medicine of West Chester, PA. Matt is running for re-election to continue to give back to our community, which has become the center of his family’s life, and to provide responsive government to all Tredyffrin’s residents. His priorities will continue to include constituent service, ensuring sensible and effective budgets and the provision of excellent township services to all residents of our community.
Supervisor At Large
Murph Wysocki (Incumbent)
Murph Wysocki is serving in his eighth year as a Tredyffrin Township Supervisor-at- Large. Murph is also in his third year as Chair of the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors. He is a candidate for reelection in 2021. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, Murph has helped develop fiscally sound Township budgets that provided for the effective delivery of Township services and ensured the Township’s financial strength. As Chair, Murph worked with staff and Board members to complete the Township’s $7,000,000.00 bond offering in November, 2019 making funds available for much needed projects. The Township secured funds at historically low interest rates. Bond proceeds are targeted for major projects such as bridge repairs and replacements, stormwater infrastructure projects, Township park renovations, and library improvements. Murph is working closely with Township staff and Supervisors to overcome the personnel, financial, and operational difficulties caused by COVID-19. He recognizes all Township residents who, with compassion and patience, are confronting the pandemic’s multiple effects. Early in his time as Supervisor, Murph helped lead the successful effort to hire additional Tredyffrin police officers then needed by the Police Department. As Chair, Murph often discusses public safety issues with the Police Chief. Under the leadership of the Police Command Staff, Tredyffrin’s police officers meet today’s policing challenges with honor and serve everyone with respect, dignity, and the highest level of professionalism. Murph meets regularly with local volunteer fire companies, other Tredyffrin supervisors, Easttown Supervisors and township senior staff from both townships, on future funding alternatives in a cooperative effort to continue our high level of emergency services. As a Supervisor, Murph enjoys the opportunity to work directly with residents to help solve their problems. He appreciates Tredyffrin’s many strengths. Yet, in order to assure an even better Tredyffrin for all, Supervisors must govern with a view to the future. For Murph, that means: keeping Tredyffrin Township fiscally strong; exercising smart management of Tredyffrin’s economic revitalization and redevelopment; maintaining the high level of Township services; finding solutions to our emergency services and stormwater management funding issues, and; promoting the use of renewable energy in Township vehicles and buildings. If reelected, Murph will work hard for all Tredyffrin residents today and for a brighter Tredyffrin tomorrow. Murph and his wife, Lois, have lived for 43 years in the Deepdale neighborhood where they raised their daughter who attended T/E schools. Murph received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, with honors, in 1972. He received his B.A. in Political Science from George Washington University, with honors, in 1969.
Supervisor, Middle District
David Miller, a 27-year Tredyffrin resident and the President of the Chesterbrook Civic Association, is running for Township Supervisor (Middle District) to build on the work being done by our current Board. A graduate of Duke University and Penn's Wharton School of Business, David will use his skills and experience in leading corporations and serving his community to focus on the issues that matter most to the residents of Tredyffrin. He is committed to maintaining a transparent and sustainable budget and keeping taxes low, supporting public safety, establishing a long-term funding solution for our fire companies, improving our township infrastructure, and addressing stormwater issues. As President of the Chesterbrook Civic Association, he is constantly advocating for the residents of our community. Specifically, he successfully negotiated with PECO and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on several projects to address quality of life issues in our community. As a senior executive, David has built several successful businesses including one which currently employs hundreds in the township. He and his wife Maureen raised and educated their three children in Tredyffrin. David brings a deep understanding of what makes Tredyffrin Township a great place to live and work to the role of Township Supervisor. David, currently retired, serves on 6 corporate boards as well as the Philabundance board.
TREDYFFRIN/EASTTOWN SCHOOL BOARD
School Board, Region 1
Dr. Yolanda Allen
Dr. Yolanda H. Allen, a 14-year resident of the Tredyffrin Easttown School District, is a visionary, a public servant, a wife and a mother of two. Committed to affecting positive social change in her community, Dr. Allen has used her more than 20 years of leadership experience to work with nonprofits, community-based organizations, and public sector organizations, heavily focused on targeting youth. In her current role as Director of Workforce Career Services, Dr. Allen directs federal and state funded employment and training programs for adults, dislocated workers, and young people. Additionally, Dr. Allen presently oversees adult education and family literacy programs, and New Jersey’s 23 One-Stop Career Centers. Dr. Allen formerly served as a Senior Director at the Philadelphia Youth Network. There, Dr. Allen managed the Program Implementation department, and ran the Philadelphia Summer Youth Employment Program where she provided more than 10,000 youth with year-round educational and employment opportunities. Dr. Allen also directed their Research and Evaluation unit, which developed best practices for serving youth and young adults. Lastly, Dr. Allen chaired the youth ministry at St. Paul's Baptist Church in West Chester, PA for over five years. Dr. Allen received a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications from Iowa State University, a Master’s Degree in Social and Political Ethics from The Claremont School of Theology, and a Doctorate in Public Administration from West Chester University. Dr. Allen is running to become the Region 1 School Board Director. Learn More at PreservingExcellence.com
School Board, Region 2
Dr. Robert Singh
Robert Singh is a vascular surgeon serving as Owner and Chief Medical Officer of The Infusion Center of Pennsylvania. He resides in Chesterbrook with his family and dog, Sunny. Two of his children, Sydney and Alexander, currently attend Conestoga High School; Sydney will be graduating CHS and attending Villanova in the fall. His eldest, Anjali, graduated from CHS in 2019 and is a sophomore at American University, majoring in Political Science. Robert has grown his company over the last five years to one of the largest ambulatory infusion centers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. He is no stranger to making tough business decisions, including the appropriate allocation of funds and the impact of taxes. Robert will let science and data guide him on the school board. His success as a surgeon and business executive means he’ll listen effectively, weigh all options, and making decisions based on solid data. He will use sound judgment and bring his business acumen to bear on budget proposals and financial decisions. He will insist on clarity and transparency in school accounting. School board decisions impact everyone in the community. As a medical practitioner, Robert is used to listening carefully and making recommendations based on the needs and concerns of all those affected. As a School Board Director, Robert will represent all Tredyffrin residents, and will keep the community at the center when he casts votes. In addition to being a struggling guitar player and an average golfer, he enjoys reading books, watching old movies, and cooking for his family. He looks forward to bringing the service, diligence and care of his patient work into a new role serving the community as a school board Director. Diagnosing today’s concerns while healing yesterday’s issues. Vote Dr. Robert Singh for T/E School Board.
School Board, Region 3
As a mom and grandma, I know the how painful it is to watch your children struggle. COVID made this year especially stressful for students, parents, teachers and administrators and everyone is concerned about the students. I am stepping up to run for Tredyffrin-Easttown School District, Region III School Board Director because I want to serve the TESD community and students by using my skills honed by experience in 18 years as a business administrator and 15 years as a critical-care nurse in which I was responsible for evaluating problems, identifying root causes, and developing action plans, policies and procedures to resolve the issues. As a School board Director, I commit to: • Listen respectfully to students, parents, teachers, and administrators to address their concerns. • Advocate for a comprehensive, multifaceted evaluation of students post COVID and support plans for tutoring, counseling, or social opportunities as needed. • Utilize the TESD Ad Hoc Public Information Committee to arrange community forums to inform the community of existing unfunded/underfunded state mandates which negatively impact the students and taxpayers of TESD. • Utilize the TESD Legislative Liaison Committee to influence legislators to enact fair funding for public education in Pennsylvania. • Maximize taxpayer dollars. Education: University of South Florida, Bachelors of Science in Nursing 2000
School Board, Region 3
Maryann and her husband, Mike (Amedeo) have been residents of Easttown for 36 years and are proud parents of 4 children. Camilla, Annamarie, and A. Joseph are graduates of Devon Elementary, T/E Intermediate, and Conestoga High schools. Elizabeth is a graduate of St. Norbert Catholic School and Conestoga High School. As the former Development Director for the Easttown Library & Information Center, Maryann managed the successful $4 million Rebuilding Campaign to support a new home for our Library. Maryann was honored at the Easttown Tricentennial celebration as Paoli’s Noteworthy Citizen for her work with neighborhood youth. From 2006 to 2014, Maryann and Mike were foster parents for 7 children through Catholic Social Services. A graduate of Temple University Business School, Maryann currently serves as Constituent Services Advisor for State Representative Kristine Howard in our 167th Legislative District. Maryann is dedicated to protecting our taxpayer dollars by insuring program strength and financial accountability that provides students with the top-notch education they deserve. Contact Maryann by email at email@example.com
MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGE
Magisterial District Judge, District 15-4-01
I am excited to announce that I am running for Magisterial District Judge in District 15-4-01 encompassing parts of East Whiteland and Tredyffrin Townships! I am an attorney that has dedicated my entire legal career to public interest work. My experience and my commitment to serve has led me to run for this important position and I will be ready to take the bench on day one. If elected, I will run an efficient and respectful courtroom, ensuring that all voices are heard and that each case is given careful consideration. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where I earned a BA in political science and history, and I earned my Juris Doctor degree from The Penn State Dickinson School of Law. As a law student, I took advantage of every opportunity to engage in public service and help others. I worked as a student attorney at the law school’s Family Law Clinic, representing indigent clients in divorce proceedings, custody disputes and in dependency hearings. I also interned with MidPenn Legal Services in Harrisburg and with the York County Public Defender’s Office. Upon graduating from law school, I worked as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Penny L. Blackwell of the York County Court of Common Pleas before joining the Chester County Public Defender’s Office as a trial attorney. For over 10 years, my duties as a public defender entailed representing indigent defendants during all stages of the criminal process. I represented clients in numerous magisterial district courts, the Chester County Court of Common Pleas and, finally, the Pennsylvania Superior Court. I litigated complex misdemeanor and felony cases, including drug trafficking and first degree murder. I gained valuable experience in working with diverse clients, district attorneys, probation officers, members of law enforcement and Judges at every level of the criminal justice system in Pennsylvania. I have lived in Chester County for over 12 years and currently reside in Paoli with my husband Matt and our two young sons. In addition to my work with the legal community, I have been a member of the Tredyffrin Township Libraries Board of Trustees.
Magisterial District Judge, District 15-1-02
I am a wife, mother, stepmother and practicing attorney. Born in Wilmington, I’ve lived in Chester County for the last 15 years. Since graduating from Temple Law School at the top of my class in 2009, I have handled many types of cases, ranging from child welfare to criminal prosecutions to complex commercial litigation. I have practiced in every level of court in both the Pennsylvania court system and the federal court system (including the U.S. Supreme Court), and have handled preliminary hearings, jury trials, appeals, and everything in between. I understand that each step in the legal process is equally important to preserving the integrity of our judicial system and ensuring stability in the law, which ultimately allows citizens to reach their highest potential. It is this legal training, broad experience, and understanding of our constitutional system that make me the best candidate to understand every type of case that will come before me as district judge. Above all, it is my deep commitment to our community and the people who call it home that calls me to serve as District Judge. As an avid runner, I have logged between 10 and 35 miles in the East Goshen Township Park and on the Chester Valley Trail nearly every week since 2007, waving to countless fellow joggers and walkers along the way. There is nothing I want more than for every person who lives, works, or passes through our community to be able to enjoy it as much as I do. The best way I can do that is by serving as District Judge and presiding over a courtroom where the facts and the law matter, where each person is treated with equal dignity, and where all claims and defenses are adjudicated impartially. I am dedicated to my family, my community, and the law. I will serve with dedication and humility if elected to be your district judge.
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