August 2018
Riding a Wave of Economic Growth and Prosperity to Success in November

Fighting for Our Town – Fighting for Our Country

Getting Ready to Get Voters Out in November
Did You Know?
Radnor residents pay an annual Stormwater Fee that was adopted in 2013 to fund:

  • Capital projects
  • Proactive maintenance of public stormwater infrastructure
  • Watershed studies to identify the most impactful projects
  • Increased inspections of stormwater management facilities
  • Education on stormwater management issues and action that local residents and business can take to address Radnor's stormwater challenges
 
The Board of Commissioners (BOC) oversees stormwater expenditures. The Commissioners have also created a Stormwater Management Advisory Committee (SWMAC) to assist staff and the BOC in their efforts to maintain an effective and efficient stormwater program. Members and details of the Committee are listed here .
 
On October 14, 2013, Radnor Township Board of Commissioners approved  Ordinance No. 2013-15  adopting a new stormwater fee to begin to address these community issues and provide a dedicated funding mechanism. according to 2018 budget, stormwater fund balance at the end if 2018 is forecasted to be $2.9 million.

Links to additional information on the program follow:

What YOU Can Do Now!
Agree to display a sign or signs in your yard supporting any or all of our Republican candidates. Following are the candidates for which yard signs will be available as the election approaches.


Email signs@RadnorGOP.org to get your sign(s) delivered to your home.

Write a letter to our Senators in support of Bret Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court. Please click here to download a draft letter including addresses you can send to our Senators, Bob Casey and Pat Toomey.

Make a donation to support local and national Replublican candidates representing our interests. No gift is too small. You can make a contribution by sending a check to Radnor Township Republicans, P.O. Box 163, Wayne, PA 19063.

Volunteer by knocking on doors in your neighborhood with the candidates and introducing them to your neighbors. This is usually from 4-6 PM on a weekday night or for a couple of hours on a weekend day. Email volunteer@RadnorGOP.org if you are willing to help out. The bonus is that you get to know the candidate personally while walking around your neighborhood with them.

Most importantly, get to the polls on November 6. If you'll be out of town, please get an absentee ballot at http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/elections/electionabsenteevoting.html.
VOTE --- VOTE --- VOTE
Pearl Kim Interview

Please watch Pearl Kim's interview on Radnor Studio 21, available here . We have a great woman running to represent us in Congress!
Chairman's Message
There is much talk by pundits, pollsters and progressives about a “blue wave” coming in the November election. Ultimately, you the voters will decide.  America remains a center-right nation, and I am confident that this year’s “mid-term” election will prove to be a success for Republican candidates.  Why the confidence?

America is riding a beautiful wave of economic growth and prosperity. The power of the American economy is delivering for all Americans and all socio-economic groups. Make no mistake, this economic growth is a direct result of the “ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” and the rolling back of the suffocating regulations imposed on American businesses by the Obama Administration. Conservative, Republican governance has delivered for the American economy and American’s vote on economic and “pocket book” issues. This bodes well for conservatives running for Congress in November.

The second reason for optimism is the caliber of the candidates running for office.   Pearl Kim is the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in the 5 th Congressional District, covering all of Radnor. I urge you to spend an equal amount of time researching Pearl’s accomplishments and those of her opponent. Pearl will win hands down. She is an impressive individual, with an excellent record of accomplishment in law enforcement, prosecuting human and drug traffickers and those who prey on the weakest in our society. Pearl is “all in” for this race – resigning her job with the State Attorney General and self-funding much of her campaign. I urge you to learn about Pearl and her campaign and help her win in November with your vote and your support.

Alex Charlton is our incumbent Representative running for the 165 th PA House District (Radnor precincts 1-1, 3-1, 5-1, and all of the 4th and 6th Wards). Alex and his team provide exceptional constituent services. He understands how to bring resources to his communities and constituents. In August, Alex visited the Willows Park to review and gain a better understanding of the plans by the Willows Park Preserve to create a sustainable and lasting historic resource for the interactive use of our community. Alex’s thorough understanding of Harrisburg, and his demonstrated ability to work across party lines, will help bring state capital resources to Radnor for the first time in memory to support this important private-public initiative.

Baltazar Rubio is running for the 166 th PA House District (Radnor precincts 1-2, 3-2, and all of the 2nd and 7th Wards). We'll tell you more about Baltazar in a future newsletter.
Republican economic policy is driving resurgence in American manufacturing job growth and economic growth; mix in our great candidates, and we have a formula for success in November. Most importantly, they need you, the voters, to turn-out in November for Pearl, Alex and the entire team of Republicans running for state and federal office.

If you would like to help the Radnor Republicans on behalf of our candidates or in any other capacity, email us at volunteer@radnorgop.org. We welcome your participation!

Howard Gartland
Chairman
Radnor Republican Committee
On the Lighter Side
Upcoming Events
National Day of Action with Pearl Kim
Saturday, August 25, 2018, 6:30 PM
There are less than 90 days left until the election! To that end, we are having a day of action for Pearl -- Pearl Day! We have three events lined up: one phone bank and two door-knocking sessions. If you've never done this before, don't worry. We'll have people to explain everything when you get there. If you can only attend for an hour or two, that's fine! The important thing is we get Pearl's name out to the voters. If you can make it, please fill out this form so we can get an idea of how many people will be attending (and how much food to order). Hope to see you there!
Where: 900 W. Sproul Road in Springfield and 321 W Front Street in Media

Radnor Board of Commissioners Meeting
Monday, September 10, 2018, 6:30 PM
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

Radnor Township Republicans Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 7 PM
All interested Radnor Republicans are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact us at info@RadnorGOP.org .
Where: Bateman-Gallagher American Legion Post 668, 401 E. Lancaster Ave, Wayne PA 19087

Radnor Fall Festival
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Please visit the Radnor Republicans' booth. Click here for more information on the festival.
Where: North Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087

Radnor Republican Music Jam
Friday, September 21, 2018
Hold the date! More information to come in next month's newsletter.
Voting Deadlines
First Day to Apply for a Civilian Absentee Ballot
Monday, September 17, 2018
Last Day to Register Before the November Election
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Last Day to Apply for a Civilian Absentee Ballot
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Last Day for County Boards of Elections to Receive Voted Civilian Absentee Ballots
Friday, November 2, 2018
General Election
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Radnor polls are open 7 AM-8 PM.
Radnor 2018: What Color Wave?

The midterms, the midterms.  Will a Blue Wave prevail? Will there be a stealth Red Wave? Nationally, who knows? But in Radnor Township, a Blue Wave is more likely than not, regardless of what happens nationally.  UNLESS YOU CHANGE THAT.

The municipal election of November 7, 2017 tells the tough tale. Looking at the election results for Treasurer Kathryn Gartland allows us to see how the Radnor votes flowed. Kathryn, who is a Republican, was able to run as both a Republican and a Democrat because the Democrats did not field a candidate against her. Nonetheless, she received 4,008 Democrat votes vs. 2,880 Republican votes. Such a thing happens because so many Democrat voters hit the party button at the top, and pulled for all their candidates, including “Dem” Kathryn. What it means for us, however, is that over A THOUSAND MORE DEMOCRATS and their sympathizers voted in Radnor in 2017 than did Republicans. 

Those of us who worked the polls that day had the sense that a large portion of those 1,000+ extra Democrat voters had never before showed up for a municipal election. In years gone by, the rule of thumb had always been that it took 3,000 votes or more to win a township-wide race. Incumbent School Board Directors Dave Falcone (3,208 votes) and Susan Michaelson (3,080) hit their numbers nicely, but that wasn’t nearly enough to blunt the anti-Trump, #Resist, Blue Wave voters who were mad and motivated. The result was, not only did the two Democrat incumbents win re-election, with 3,986 and 3,974 votes, respectively, but Dave and Susan, two well-regarded Republican School Board leaders, were unseated by two Democrat rookies, with 3,822 and 3,658 votes, respectively. Friends, it was a rout. The School Board is now run by the Democrats with a five-four majority, and if you’ve paid attention, it’s been – bumpy. 

Turning to the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners, Rich Booker (381 votes) won in the 2 nd Ward by a mere THREE votes against newcomer Heidi Diskin (378). In the 4 th Ward, John McMeekin (591) lost to Lisa Borowski (717) by 126 votes. In the 6 th Ward, Jake Abel (663) beat Mollie Plotkin (609) by just 54 votes. With the end of Matt Marshall’s interim service in the 1 st Ward as of the May 2018 primary, the BOC is now also run by the Democrats, with a four-three majority, and again, not well.
The voting reverberated similarly in Delaware County.   
    
So now what? Do we hunker down and wait for the next Blue Tsunami? It all depends on you, Radnor Republicans and independent voters. 

It turns out that, although we were mostly smoked last November, fewer than 7,000 people IN TOTAL bothered to cast a ballot. At that time, we had almost 9,000 registered Republicans! That means we left some 6,000 potential votes on the table.

That means that there are 6,000 Republicans who could make the difference for us this November! How?  Get to the polls on November 6 th ! Or file an absentee ballot! It’s easy. It’s important. And we can’t do it without you. We hope we can count on you to deliver a Red Wave for Radnor in 2018.  YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

Susan Michaelson
Vice Chair
Radnor Republican Committee
Radnor Township Board of Commissioners Update
The Board of Commissioners will be undertaking a number of very important initiatives over the coming months including: the 2019 budget; whether to retain or sell our sanitary sewer system; and selecting firms for professional services such as legal and accounting. Additionally, the Board recently approved much-needed design services for major storm water projects in North and South Wayne in an effort to finally “get projects moving.” The Board is planning to hold subcommittee meetings regarding the aforementioned sewer sale as well as the proposed new Wawa in South Wayne.

As you can see, there are many issues that may affect your quality of life as well as the cost and quality of services provided by the township. The sale of the township sewer system to a private operator is an attractive way for the township to raise revenue in a one-time sale of the sewer system. This must be weighed against any concerns citizens have about the quality of service, increased costs to homeowners in Radnor, and what plans the township has for use of these one-time revenues. For additional information, pay attention to the township Board of Commissioners meetings and agenda and communicate questions and concerns to your Commissioner or directly to Township Manager Bob Zienkowski.
Radnor Township School Board Update
School's out. See you in September's newsletter!
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