Big wins in Tredyffrin and the county
Republican dirty tricks fail to move the needle
Large turnout increases benefited Democratic candidates at the township and county levels in the elections of November 5, 2019. Township-wide, about 45% of Tredyffrin’s registered voters came to the polls last night, as compared to the 36-37% turnout of the two previous local elections (2015 and 2017). The large turnout drove a third straight year of impressive Democratic victories. Democrats won complete control of the seven-seat Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors, and the new Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board will consist of eight Democrats and one Independent.
At the county level, Democrats won two seats on the Chester County Board of Commissioners, the first Democratic majority on the Board in county history. Democrats also won five county-wide offices (Sheriff, Prothonotary, Recorder of Deeds, Register of Wills and District Attorney).
These results reflect a national pattern of massive suburban repudiation of Republican politics. As an article in today’s Atlantic puts it, “’We are not talking about a gradual change,” [Weaver] says. ‘We are talking about dramatic overnight flips from what used to be reliably Republican to now reliably Democrat. And the turnout is massive.’”
Republican campaigners tried to gain ground with personal attacks, misleading signage, spoiler candidates and a last-ditch bogus “write-in” campaign, but all of these tactics fell short.
Congratulations to these new elected (or re-elected) officials!
|K.S. Bhaskar||Tredyffrin Supervisor, Western District|
|Mark Freed||Tredyffrin Supervisor, At Large|
|Julie Gosse||Tredyffrin Supervisor, Eastern District|
|Sharon Humble||Tredyffrin Supervisor, At Large|
|Mary McCracken||Tredyffrin Township Auditor|
|Roberta Hotinski||T/E School Board, Region 1|
|Todd Kantorczyk||T/E School Board, Region 1|
|Michele Burger||T/E School Board, Region 2|
|Stacy Stone||T/E School Board, Region 2|
|Sue Tiede||T/E School Board, Region 3|
|Mary Garrett Itin||T/E School Board, Region 3|
|Analisa Sondergaard||Judge, Court of Common Pleas|
|Bret Binder||Judge, Court of Common Pleas|
|Marian Moskowitz||Chester County Commissioner|
|Josh Maxwell||Chester County Commissioner|
|Deb Ryan||District Attorney|
|Michele Vaughn||Register of Wills|
|Chris Pielli||Recorder of Deeds|