January/February 2019
Supporting Policies and Candidates
for Economic Growth and Prosperity

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

Dear Radnor Republicans and Friends:

While the political landscape in Washington continues to be contentious, we should be clear that what happens in Washington has little impact on policy decisions in our township that affect our daily lives and quality of life. In Radnor and Delaware County in 2019, we have exclusively local issues on the ballot in November, and we need to focus on good local governance.

Radnor Township Board of Commissioners

In Radnor Township, four township commissioner positions are up for election, in the 1 st , 3 rd , 5 th and 7 th Wards. On our Board of Commissioners, three of these positions are represented by Democrat incumbents and one by a Republican incumbent (Luke Clark in the 3 rd Ward). If the Republicans are able to win two of the four races, we will have a majority on the Board of Commissioners for essentially the first time in eight years.

In December, the Democrat-led Board of Commissioners voted to increase property taxes by 6.5%, with a warning that this was not enough to satisfy all of their spending needs and obligations. If the Democrats maintain a majority, we can expect taxes to go up even further. Even with the significant property tax increases and millions of dollars of “storm water fees” collected, storm water issues continue to plague portions of our township while these funds sit idle in the township coffers.

Radnor Township School Board

Five of the nine School Board director positions are up for election in 2019, with four of them held by incumbent Republicans. Our excellent public schools are an incredible attraction to our township, and their continued excellence will positively affect all of us. Regaining a Republican majority on our school board is an important goal for 2019. To do so, we must win all five seats.

County Positions

At the county level, there will be three county council positions, four Court of Common Pleas judgeships, and the County District Attorney up for election.

Radnor residents and Republicans Katayoun “Kat” Copeland and Steve Gerber have announced their intentions to seek the District Attorney and Court of Common Pleas positions, respectively. Both have served our community admirably for many years and are deserving of your support.

Seeking Candidates

I am confident that a Republican-led board of commissioners and School Board will restore good governance to our township and will provide better stewardship of public resources.

We are still seeking additional candidates for our Commissioner and School Board positions. If you have interest or can suggest someone else that might be a good candidate or would like additional information about these positions, please contact us at info@RadnorGOP.org If you are interested in the School Board Director or Commissioner Positions, we would need a letter of interest submitted not later than February 10, 2019 to info@RadnorGOP.org .

In 2019, I look forward to working with the entire community in Radnor to implement good governance programs and policies that improve our quality of life.

Howard Gartland
Radnor Republican Committee
Alan Brink Goes to Washington

Alan Brink, immediate past chairman of the Radnor Republican Committee and President of Spring City Electrical Mfg. Co., was honored to be in the Oval Office on Thursday, January 31 when President Trump signed an Executive Order strengthening the "Buy America" provisions on federal purchasing . Actions like this are creating manufacturing jobs and making our economy stronger. Alan is in the white polo shirt.
Local Focus : Villanova Stadium Lighting

“Villanova is not a victim, but Mr. Farhy seems content to abandon candor, reason and pragmatism in exchange for sensationalism and demagoguery [rather than working to solve the lighting problem].”

Ward 7 resident Timothy Frey has written an excellent letter that was published in the Main Line Suburban titled " Radnor Township needs to negotiate in good faith with Villanova ." In his letter, Mr. Frey proposes a more rational way than that being employed by current Ward 7 Democrat Commissioner Sean Farhy to handle the current controversy regarding the university's use of its stadium lighting .

Read the full letter here .
Local Focus : Former Radnor Commissioner Philip Ahr expected to plead guilty

Recently, the Democrats tweeted a message calling Trump evil for his extra-marital relationships. Yet Phil Ahr represents true evil—he supported the abuse of children—and the Democrats on the Radnor Board of Commissioners would not ask him to resign after his vile behavior was uncovered.

Read the article on Ahr's expected plea here .
Local Focus : Democratic Senate colleague calls for State Sen. Daylin Leach’s expulsion

Democratic State Sen. Daylin Leach, who has faced calls to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct, now has a colleague from his own county pushing to expel him from office.

Newly elected Sen. Katie Muth (D., Montgomery) on Wednesday circulated a letter to members of the Senate Ethics Committee asking for Leach’s expulsion, contending that he has used his office to intimidate women who have accused him of sexual harassment or assault.

Leach wrote an angry email to the head of the Montgomery County Democratic Party calling Muth “a dreadful person” and “a toxic hand grenade.”

Read the full article here .
Providing Perspective

"Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences and gates around their homes? They don't build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is for the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized."

--President Trump addresses the nation on immigration, January 8, 2019

Watch the full address here .
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 Township Republicans, P.O. Box 163, Wayne, PA 19063 or simply clicking on the yellow "Donate" button on any page of our website.
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Election Calendar
Feb. 19
First Day to Circulate and File Nomination Petitions
Mar. 12
Last Day to Circulate and File Nomination Petitions
Mar. 13
First Day to Circulate and File Nomination Papers
Mar. 27
Last Day for Withdrawal by Candidates Who Filed Nomination Petitions
Apr. 22
Last Day to Register Before the Primary Election
May 14
Last Day to Apply for a Civilian Absentee Ballot
May 17
Last Day to Submit a Civilian Absentee Ballot
May 21
Radnor Polls Open 7 AM-8 PM
Upcoming Events
Feb. 11
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
Feb. 25
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
Feb. 26
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
Mar. 11
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
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Friday was a bad day in certain media and political precincts as the labor market turned in another gangbuster performance in January. The recession may not be imminent after all, and more people are working and making more money.

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Obama-Era Border Chief Hits Back at 'Absurd' Wall Arguments

Mark Morgan, who led the U.S. Border Patrol during Barack Obama's presidency, said Saturday that he's in total agreement with President Trump's proposed border wall.

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“They’d rather have open borders than an open government,” McCarthy said.

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College students denounce 'Trump' immigration quotes...

...until realizing Democrats said them

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