July 2021
Supporting Policies and Candidates
for Economic Growth and Prosperity

Doing What’s Right for Radnor...and America!
In This Issue

  • Chairman's Message
  • Candidate Highlight: Sean Waters for 2nd Ward Commissioner
  • Update on Bill McSwain, Spring Fundraiser Speaker
  • We Need YOU!
  • Election Calendar
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Keeping You Informed (article and video links)
Chairman's Message

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

One of my favorite political axioms is that “elections have consequences” and of course those consequences can be good, bad and unintended.

At the national level the Biden Administration continues to subordinate the interests of the United States to foreign adversaries. Intended or otherwise, Russian petroleum, Chinese renewables and Iranian nuclear interests are all on the rise as the United States recedes from global leadership roles in Energy and Defense.  Our southern border is a mess as two million illegal aliens, some of whom are drug and human traffickers, and gang and cartel members are expected to enter the US illegally this year, abetted by the Biden Administration.  Unfortunately, we have 3 ½ more years to watch Biden’s acuity further decline while Lizzie Warren acolytes and Bernie’s Bros operate the levers of our national government from behind the scenes. Those are just some of the consequences of the 2020 National Election.

3 ½ years…..hmmm…..that’s a long time to wait….

The good news is that we don’t have to wait that long to send a message and to make meaningful change at the local level this fall.  As many of you have witnessed, our School District, like many others has been overrun with “wokeness” and progressive initiatives such as Cancel Culture and Critical Race Theory (CRT). Our School District for the first time ever is ruled by nine Democrats and the four most progressive of those Democrats are up for re-election this fall.  You can restore balance and reduce partisanship in our School District by electing the four Republican candidates to the board this fall.  The consequences of electing four Republicans will be a return to balanced government, more focus on education, and less focus on national social and political messaging.

Mail In Balloting is here to stay – at least for 2021. We Republicans need to embrace it else we are relegated to losing each election. The fact is, Democrats have embraced mail in voting, casting six times more mail-in votes in the May primary than did Radnor Republicans.  I too am a traditionalist and believe that we should have an election “Day” and that it is not too hard to roll out of bed, grab your ID and show-up to vote on Election Day. However, for this fall’s election, I have signed up for mail-in voting. In PA there are reasonable rules around mail in voting which makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat.  So register for mail in voting TODAY at the link below.  Our hard-working candidates will appreciate it. 


One concluding thought: At the end of the June 29th School Board meeting, after facing much public heat for their chaotic leadership of the district, one of the more Progressive Democrats on the School Board lectured the public by saying….you don’t like it, there is an election this fall, go ahead and vote us out…  We can start today by signing up for our mail in ballot!
Howard Gartland
Chairman
Radnor Republican Committee
Candidate Highlight: Sean Waters for 2nd Ward Commissioner
The past five months have been a tremendously rewarding experience for me as I have been able to connect with neighbors in the 2nd Ward and across the Township. I have enjoyed listening to their stories, their unique journeys, what we collectively do well in the Township, and most importantly where critical improvement and change may be needed. But the reality is that my team and I have only scratched the surface of our community based approach.

In the time left until election day on November 2, we will be making every effort to continue to establish a leadership presence while always listening to what matters to you most. Whether it is having conversations regarding the Fenimore Woods Project, talking about how to reduce congestion and limit development along King of Prussia Road, pinpointing solutions to mitigate the habitual bridge strikes at Radnor Train Station, or understanding the specific ways stormwater impacts each of our neighborhoods, I assure you that I represent your voice and will fight to preserve what is great about our Township, while driving critical change where it is needed.

As the summer sets in, many of us are taking some well deserved time to relax, reconnect with friends, and spend time with family. While we do this, it's also important to take a moment to reflect on the fact that our Township, the place we proudly call home, has found itself at a critical crossroads. We now have a choice. Do we continue on this precarious path where people's voices are ignored, allowing divisiveness to manifest, or do we, as community leaders, get back to the grassroots in our neighborhood, listen to what matters most, and then humbly represent our constituents with determination and a fierce sense of purpose and duty? I cordially invite you to join me on an unwavering path for the latter choice, for One United Radnor.

As always, please let me know if you would like to volunteer as part of our campaign mission. We are immensely appreciative of any and all partnerships, whether it is going door to door, helping distribute signs, hosting events, or just ensuring that the positive word of mouth continues to flow throughout the 2nd Ward and throughout the Township.

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't take this opportunity to thank the stellar team here in the 2nd Ward. I am impressed everyday with your passion, talent, and determination and it's a privilege to be on this journey with you as we set out to provide "Grassroots Leadership for One Radnor."

If you have not already done so, please take a moment to check out my website and Facebook page, Sean Waters Candidate for 2nd Ward Commissioner of Radnor Township.
Donate to Sean Waters's Campaign
Update on Bill McSwain, Spring Fundraiser Speaker
Just a couple short months ago, Bill McSwain spoke with the Radnor Republicans at our Spring Fundraiser and announced that he is running for Governor. For those not familiar with him, McSwain is a former U.S. Attorney General for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He was appointed by President Donald Trump and resigned this past January ahead of the transition to the Biden Administration. As Attorney General, he argued the Philadelphia heroin injection site case, in which he defeated the city's plan to open the nation's first supervised injection site; he put rioters, looters and arsonists in Philadelphia in jail during the summer of 2020; and he forced Philadelphia to change its restrictions on public gatherings during the pandemic so that all gatherings were treated equally.

Recently, McSwain has been in the news for a letter he wrote to ex-President Donald Trump. Below is a except:

"President Trump, you were right to be upset about the way the Democrats ran the 2020 election in Pennsylvania – it was a partisan disgrace. The Governor, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and the partisan State Supreme Court made up their own rules and did not follow the law. Even worse, the State Attorney General, Josh Shapiro – the very person responsible for the enforcement of state election law – declared days before Election Day that you could not win the election. It would be hard to imagine a more irresponsible statement by a law enforcement officer, especially during a hotly contested election.

In light of such statements, it is hardly surprising that many Pennsylvanians lack faith in our state’s election results.

On Election Day and afterwards, our Office received various allegations of voter fraud and election irregularities. As part of my responsibilities as U.S. Attorney, I wanted to
be transparent with the public and, of course, investigate fully any allegations. Attorney General Barr, however, instructed me not to make any public statements or put out any press releases regarding possible election irregularities. I was also given a directive to pass along serious allegations to the State Attorney General for investigation – the same State Attorney General who had already declared that you could not win.

I disagreed with that decision, but those were my orders. As a Marine infantry officer, I was trained to follow the chain of command and to respect the orders of my superiors, even when I disagree with them."

If you would like to follow along with McSwain's campaign, you can visit his PAC's website here or his PAC's Facebook page here.
We Need YOU!
 
Are you interested in volunteering this fall to help one of our great candidates? There are many ways to help. Some examples of ways that you can get involved are: host a coffee or get together for one of our candidates and invite your friends; go door to door with campaign materials; make telephone calls to neighbors and friends; work our table at the Fall Festival; or work the polls on Election Day. If you would like to help, email us at volunteer@RadnorGOP.org.

We will host an event for all of our volunteers on Sunday, September 26th. More information to follow.

Another way to help our candidates is to make a donation. No gift is too small. You can make a contribution by sending a check to Radnor Republican Campaign Committee, 214 Hermitage Drive, Wayne, PA 19087 or simply clicking here, on the QR code below, or on the "Donate" button on any page of our website.
 
Thank you for your support!
Donate to the Radnor GOP
Election Calendar
Nov 2
Tuesday
7 AM-8 PM
GENERAL ELECTION
Radnor polls are open 7 AM-8 PM.
Find your polling place here.
Request a mail-in ballot here.
Nov 3
Wednesday
First Day to Register After the General Election
Register to vote here. It's easy!
Upcoming Meetings and Events
August 16
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.
August 24
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: Possibly a virtual meeting
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