April 2019
Supporting Policies and Candidates
for Economic Growth and Prosperity

Fighting for Our Town – Fighting for Our Country
Chairman's Message

Dear Radnor Friends and Neighbors:

Please take note of the May 21 primary election for our Township and County candidates . All of these individuals have volunteered to lead our community by donating their time and talents. I know each of them, and they are outstanding individuals. I hope that you will take a few minutes to get to know them yourselves by reading their profiles here on our website, www.RadnorGOP.org .

Each candidate is worthy of your vote on May 21, and your vote during the primary sends an important message of support from the community.  Our School Board Directors and Judges for the Court of Common Pleas are contested races , so it is important that our endorsed candidates prevail, and, to do so, they will need your support at the polls. So please mark your calendars now. You can also request an absentee ballot here if your plans for May 21 might take you out of town (more information available below).

Many of the candidates joined our fellow Republicans for a morning of community service on March 30 when 30 or so of us teamed up to “clean-up” the Willows Park (see below). With the guidance of a professional arborist, we were able to remove invasive vines growing on the many willow trees between the bridges in the park. The Radnor Republican Committee will sponsor more events like this in the future to help maintain and beautify our township through community service . I hope that more of you will join us for future events.
Finally, our dear friend Susan Michaelson , Vice Chairwoman of the Radnor Republican party, passed away on April 11. Susan was a leader with the extraordinary ability to understand and communicate conservative values and policies with ease, and she was responsible for much of our written communications. Everything Susan touched was made better by her involvement. She had a deep knowledge of a brea d th of topics that made her both readily accessible to a friendly chat or a deep discussion of life’s great mysteries. We deeply mourn her passing. Our community has not only lost a great leader but a true friend. I've shared some additional thoughts below.

Howard Gartland
Chairman
Radnor Republican Committee
Susan Michaelson
Remembering Susan Michaelson

It is with regret that we pass on the sad news of the passing of Susan Michaelson. Chairman Howard Gartland shares the following:

Susan was a beautiful woman whom I got to know on the soccer, baseball and lacrosse fields of Radnor and wherever else the games would take us. It was during one of these events that Susan approached me about getting involved with the Republican School Board campaign that year. For those of you who know her well, “approached me” doesn’t quite capture Susan’s passion and energy for all her endeavors. I think her “request” went more like “Howie – get off your duff and get in the game!” Susan’s emphatic “requests” were exceeded only by her own extraordinary commitment and work effort in all of her endeavors.

Susan’s contributions to our community were substantial and lasting. As a School Board director for eight years, Susan’s keen financial acumen was instrumental in reshaping the School District’s financial structure after the 2008 financial crisis. The District was able to sustain and even increase services while dramatically reducing the rate of growth of the budget. Respected by all with whom she worked, her strong advocacy for curriculum programming and School District leadership has secured District excellence for years to come.

Always committed to Republican and conservative values, Susan helped to lead our Republican team in Radnor as Vice Chairwoman for the past year. She had a keen ability to understand and communicate conservative values and policies with ease, and she was responsible for much of our written communications….and, frankly, good ideas.

Please join me in remembering Susan’s exemplary contributions to our community delivered with the wisdom and unwavering Christian and conservative values of a beautiful woman, who many of us were fortunate to call “friend.”

Susan's full obituary may be found here . A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 26 at noon in Ardmore Presbyterian Church, followed by a reception at the Radnor Hotel.
Supporting Our Candidates

The Radnor Republican Campaign Committee and our township candidates need your help in funding their campaigns to support you and our community.  In addition to donating so much of their time and talent, they often fund much of their own campaign costs. You can help by making a donation today! Click on the yellow "Donate" button on any page of our website, or mail us a donation check to:

Radnor Republican Campaign Committee
c/o Dan Webster
242 Ravenscliff Road
St. Davids, PA 19087
 
We are also holding a  cocktail party on Sunday, May 19 from 3-5 PM  in Radnor. Your Republican township and county candidates will be in attendance, and Kat Copeland, Delco's District Attorney, will be the honored guest and speaker.

This will be a fun event and a great opportunity to personally get to know the candidates and to speak with like-minded Radnor residents. It is also provides a great chance to speak with Radnor Republican committee representatives about how you might get involved in as small or large away as you might want.

The upcoming election is all about local government and is a critical vote!

The minimum donation is $100 per person.   If you would like to attend , please request an invitation by emailing us at info@radnorgop.org.
 
Thank you for your support!
Candidate Focus : Steve Gerber, Candidate for Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge
It has been 20 years since a Radnor resident had been on the Delaware County Republican ticket.  This year, the county-wide ticket has two Radnor residents: District Attorney Kat Copeland and Steven Gerber, running for Common Pleas Judge.

How “Radnor” is Steve Gerber?

Steve served with distinction as the President of the Radnor Township School Board, positioning countless children for success.

You may also know Steve through his volunteer service on the Radnor Soccer Club Board and his countless years coaching for travel soccer and the Radnor-Wayne Little League.

Helping to keep Radnor a great place to live, he was also a member of the Radnor Educational Foundation, Radnor Girls Crew Club, and Radnor Township Parks and Recreation Boards.

Steve and his wife, Sue, raised their three daughters in Radnor, each of whom attended Radnor schools and graduated from Radnor High School.

Steve is running to serve as judge of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas because he believes fair, impartial and compassionate justice is essential to strong communities.

He received his B.A. from Trinity College and his Juris Doctorate from William and Mary Law School. Steve is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and Philadelphia Bar Association.

With nearly three decades of experience as an attorney, Steve Gerber is recognized for his expertise in complex litigation. Steve regularly serves as a civil arbitrator in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas and has done pro bono work for the Homeless Advocacy Project and the Senior Law Center. 
Read Steve's professional bio  here .
Local Focus : Clean Up at the Willows

On Saturday, March 30th, members of the Radnor Republican community and friends descended on the Willows Park for a Spring Clean-Up. Their goal was to clean out the invasive plants, vines and growth that are choking the area, and threatening the willow trees along the creek between the two bridges in the park. Invasive vines that had grown into the trees and branches of more than 30 trees were removed allowing the trees to flourish in 2019! Thank you to all who participated!

In the photo below, Tim Lowry, candidate for commissioner for Radnor’s 3rd ward, and Radnor School Board candidates Laura Foran, Matt Mabe and Ben Sydnes, take a brief but well-earned break. Above, Matt Mabe wrestles with some pesky vines.

The Radnor Republican Committee is planning future events that bring together volunteers to help maintain and beautify our community.

Together, let’s keep Radnor beautiful!
Absentee Ballots : Plan Ahead

If you're not going to be in town to vote on May 21, please apply for an absentee ballot as soon as possible. The deadline is May 14, but it's much better to apply earlier to make sure you have sufficient time to receive and return your ballot. The process is simple. Just click here for the form, fill it out and mail it to the address on the application. A ballot will be mailed to you by the county. If you don't know what your "Election District" is (ward and precinct), you can find out here , or just email your name and address to info@RadnorGOP.org , and we'll look it up for you.

If your voting age children are away at college, they should also fill out an absentee ballot.

If you complete an absentee ballot but find yourself in town on election day, just let them know at your polling place, and they will destroy your absentee ballot.
Local Focus : Spring and Summer 2019 Activities & Events Guide

Radnor Township hosts all types of events and programs throughout the the spring and summer months. The township has published this year's guide, available here .

Enjoy!
On the Lighter Side
What YOU Can Do Now!

Share your feedback. Email us at feedback@RadnorGOP.org.

Volunteer to help. Email us at volunteer@RadnorGOP.org.

Interested in running for office, in Radnor or elsewhere? Email us at info@RadnorGOP.org.

Make a donation to support local and national Republican candidates representing our interests. No gift is too small. You can make a contribution by sending a check to Radnor Republican Campaign Committee, 242 Ravenscliff Road, St. Davids, PA 19087 or simply clicking on the yellow "Donate" button on any page of our website.
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Election Calendar
Apr. 22
Monday
Last Day to Register Before the Primary Election
May 14
Tuesday
Last Day to Apply for a Civilian Absentee Ballot
It's best to apply well in advance of this date. Applying is easy. Apply for an Absentee Ballot
May 17
Friday
Last Day to Submit a Civilian Absentee Ballot
It's best to submit well in advance of this date. Applying is easy. Apply for an Absentee Ballot
May 21
Tuesday
MUNICIPAL PRIMARY
Radnor polls are open 7 AM-8 PM.
Upcoming Events
Apr. 22
Monday
6:30 PM
Radnor Board of Commissioners Meeting
Click here to view the Board of Commissioners agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the  Township's YouTube Channel .
Where: Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Apr. 23
Tuesday
6-8 PM
Committee People Appreciation Night
Hosted by the Delaware County GOP, please join the endorses Republican ticket for an evening of picnic fare in honor of Republican Committee People and Workers!  For additional information, click here .
Where: Springfield Country Club, Springfield, PA 19064
Apr. 23
Tuesday
7 PM
Radnor Township School District Board Meeting
Click here to view the School Board meeting agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the  District's YouTube Channel .
Where: Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Apr. 29
Monday
6:30 PM
Radnor Board of Commissioners Special Meeting (Capital Funding)
Click here to view the Board of Commissioners agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the  Township's YouTube Channel .
Where: Second Floor Administration Lobby in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
May 5
Sunday
1-4 PM
Wheels of Wayne Car & Motorcycle Show
Click here for more information.
Where: North & West Wayne Avenues, Wayne, PA 19087
May 16
Sunday
3-5 PM
Radnor Republican Committee Spring Social and Fundraiser
Hold the date! If you would like an invitation, please email info@RadnorGOP.org.
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