May 2020
Supporting Policies and Candidates
for Economic Growth and Prosperity

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

  • Chairman's Message
  • Radnor Polling Place Consolidation 
  • Meet Bob Smythe, the Republican Candidate for State Representative in the 165th District
  • On the Lighter Side: Democrats Are Scared
  • Meet Heather Heidelbaugh, the Republican Candidate for State Attorney General
  • Meet Rob Jordan and Dasha Pruett, the Republican Candidates for U.S. Congress
  • Meet Ellen Fisher, the Republican Candidate for State Senate in District 17
  • No-Excuse Mail-In Voting Now Available
  • Sample Republican Primary Ballots
  • On the Lighter Side: Coffee
  • What YOU Can Do Now!
  • In Case You Missed It
  • Election Calendar
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Keeping You Informed (article and video links)
  • On the Lighter Side: Backfire
Chairman's Message

Dear Radnor Republicans and Friends:

America has flattened the curve of hospitalizations from COVID-19, and, while the virus will continue to persist for the foreseeable future, we must learn how to live with it, and the safe reopening of our economy must be a priority if we are to avoid a fiscal calamity.

Meanwhile, the national election is fast approaching – just 6 months away, with the PA primary just two weeks away. This past week was a good week to be a Republican, and it has been a bad week and month for Democrats. The final nail was put into the coffin of the Russia Hoax, with the added audacity that the Obama officials knew for certain that there was no collusion, zero, zippo, but they plowed ahead with their allies in the “Main Stream Media” to perpetuate their lies for three years. Disgusting.

And for any remaining “never Trumpers” who have processed the events of the past weeks….hold your nose, vote for Trump, as the alternative is a return to the ruling class that tramples our liberties and uses the power of government to defeat their enemies. To paraphrase Dennis Prager, the Trump Administration has saved the Republic from the leftists who want to change America forever.

Of course, you could vote for Foggy Joe, or whomever the DNC can find to replace him. RIP #metoo.

Elections have consequences, and we have one in two weeks – yes, June 2 nd is the Primary Election in Pennsylvania, and it will happen with modifications. As a reminder to some, there is a competitive primary for the Republican nomination for the 5 th PA Congressional District. Both our candidates, Dasha Pruett and Rob Jordan, are honorable, competent and hardworking and are competing for your vote to represent the Republican Party and defeat Democrat Mary Gay Scanlon in November. Links to learn more about Rob and Dasha can be found further down in this newsletter. All of the Republican candidates in this Primary are worthy of your support and vote, so please take the time to become informed and cast your vote. Mail-in voting is authorized and encouraged for the Primary, you can apply for your Mail-in ballot online, and, once you receive it, you can mail your ballot to the Delaware County Bureau of Elections. Time is of the essence, so if you plan to vote by mail, you should apply today! The deadline to apply is May 26, but I strongly encourage you to do so immediately, It only takes a couple minutes.

Locally, the Wolf Administration turns out to be just plain incompetent – nothing devious or malicious, just incompetent. While his furniture business churns out cheap chairs with his “life essential business waiver,” I and my fellow small business owners are called treasonous for considering how to responsibly operate our businesses in a safe and responsible manner. If Wolf Furniture can operate responsibly, I am certain that most other businesses can as well. The data from Europe, Asia and other states, indicate that schools and businesses can be operated responsibly in COVID-19 times. We have to learn to live with the virus. Bankrupting our states and printing money in Washington to cover the debts is not a good solution.

The forced shutdown may forever change the business landscape of Radnor and downtown Wayne. Lost revenue, closed businesses, unpaid rents, all result in less revenue to the township, but, more importantly, the small businesses and their owners that have made Wayne such a great place to live and work are in jeopardy of closing for good. We can and must re-open our local businesses, safely and soon.

Now an appeal to each of you for community service. We will need assistance at all polling places in June and in November. Many of our poll workers and volunteers are our “seasoned” citizens who may also be more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection or who have other risk factors. If you are younger, healthy and would like to volunteer to support your community on Election Day, please let us know. We need at least 90 volunteers to operate our 15 voting precincts in Radnor. Please consider volunteering for this important civic duty by emailing us at info@RadnorGOP.org .

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay positive – the American spirit is alive and well and we are on our way to crushing COVID-19 and the consequences in its wake.
Howard Gartland
Chairman
Radnor Republican Committee
Radnor Polling Place Consolidation  

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the polling places in Radnor are being consolidated to just five locations. Please see the schedule below.

In short:

  • If you are in the 1-1, 1-2 or 2-3 precincts, your polling place has changed to Radnor High School.
  • If you are in the 3-1 or 3-2 precincts, your polling place has changed to Radnor Memorial Library.
  • If you are in the 4-2, 5-1 or 5-2 precincts, your polling place has changed to Ithan Elementary School.
  • If you are in the 7-1 or 7-2 precincts, your polling place has changed to Radnor Township Building.

All other precincts vote at their regular polling place.

Note that no-excuse mail-in voting is available for this election. More information is available below.
Meet Bob Smythe, the Republican Candidate for State Representative in the 165th District
[The 165th District includes Radnor precincts 1-1, 2-3, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 5-2, 6-1 and 6-2.]

Bob Smythe has spent his life serving others. Whether serving as a classroom teacher who has spent a career serving some of our most challenged communities, or as a second generation first responder, Bob Smythe has been there when our families, seniors and communities needed him the most.

On May 14, Bob issued a call to action to Delaware County small business owners and residents to contact Rep. Jennifer O’Mara urging her to change her position on HB 2388, legislation she voted against today that would allow our small businesses to safely open under current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Smythe said he hopes an outpouring of opposition will convince O’Mara to become part of a bipartisan coalition that can override Governor Tom Wolf’s certain veto of the legislation. 

“It is absolutely unacceptable that chain stores like Home Depot, Walmart and Target -- all located in the 165th District -- have been allowed to remain open and sell non-essential goods while small business owners have been strangled by a flawed and non-transparent exemption process,” said Smythe. “To say that our local small business owners can’t be trusted to reopen safely in a way that protects their neighbors and communities is just plain insulting. I know that our local small business owners care about our communities – they are the ones that sponsor our local little leagues, donate to our fire companies and EMS services, and are the first one to step up to help a neighbor in need.”

Read more here.

Learn more about Bob:


Email Bob at bob@bobsmythe.com.

If you are interested in displaying a Bob Smythe lawn sign, please complete the Google Form here or send an email to bob@bobsmythe.com .
On the Lighter Side: Democrats Are Scared
Meet Heather Heidelbaugh, the Republican Candidate for State Attorney General

Why I’m Running.

Let’s face the facts: Pennsylvania needs a full-time lawyer as its attorney general, not a cookie cutout politician from central casting.

I’m a lawyer – with more than 35 years of courtroom experience. I didn’t start out at the top. I worked, first to break the glass ceiling and become a female trial lawyer, then to establish myself as a respected and successful litigator.

Politics was something I did as a service to my community, not as a career.

Right now, Pennsylvania is faced with serious challenges.

  • Opioids and their aftermath have devastated our state, especially its rural communities.
  • Special interest groups are using the courts to do an end-run around the elected legislature. 
  • Consumers continue to be ripped off by scammers who ignore the Do Not Call List.
  • And corruption continues to seep into government, where waste and fraud cheat taxpayers of millions every year.

The attorney general should be vigorously pursuing these problems, not showboating around the state while setting up a run for higher office in two years. As never before, Pennsylvania needs an attorney general who sees the office as a destination, not a stepping-stone.

I am looking to serve in one office: Attorney General of Pennsylvania. Unlike the current occupant, I’ve spent decades in courtrooms litigating cases. I have more than a legal degree. I have legal experience.
And that’s a difference that matters when it comes to keeping our communities safe, our kids off drugs, and our seniors secure. That’s why I’m running: to be the People’s Lawyer.

Read more here.

Learn more about Heather:


Email Heather at info@heatherforpa.com.
Meet Rob Jordan and Dasha Pruett, the Republican Candidates for U.S. Congress
 
Two candidates are competing in the April primary to take on the opportunity to unseat Democrat Mary Gay Scanlon for the 5th Congressional District in November. We have included links below for each candidate, in alphabetical order. Neither the Radnor GOP, Delaware County GOP nor Philadelphia GOP has, at this time, endorsed either candidate over the other.
Meet Ellen Fisher, the Republican Candidate for State Senate in District 17

Ellen is running to unseat Democrat State Senator Daylin Leach .

Ellen is from Havertown and a proud graduate and parent of graduates of Haverford School District Schools. She is the past president, co-founder and current board member of the Haverford Township School District Education Foundation.

Ellen is the Executive Director of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a year-long life-changing program for middle and high school children that helps them start their own businesses. She's also founder and publisher of the Women’s Yellow Pages and co-founder of the Women’s Business Development Center.

Learn more by visiting Ellen's Facebook page , or email Ellen at etfisher@comcast.net .
No-Excuse Mail-In Voting Now Available

Time is running out for Pennsylvania vo ters to take advantage of no-excuse mail-in voting. For the first time, voters who wish to cast their ballot by mail do not need a reason to do so. The county must receive your application for a mail-in ballot by 5 PM on the Tuesday before the election. You can also be placed on a permanent mail-in ballot voting list. If you are on the list, your County Election office will send you a mail-in ballot application at the beginning of February each year. If you complete and return the application, you’ll be able to mail in your ballot for each election that year.
 
You can learn more about voting by mail and find an application for a mail-in ballot by clicking here . You can also download the application directly here . You must apply by Tuesday, May 26.

Additionally, voters can now utilize in-person, mail-in voting once the ballot is finalized. You could walk into your election office 3-4 weeks before election day, take care of the application for your vote by mail, and the actual voting, all in one day before election day. This is different than early voting. With early voting, voters walk into a polling place and vote on machines. With in-person, mail-in voting, voters fill out an application to vote by mail, and if approved, will complete a mail-in ballot. Instead of sending it in the mail though, the ballot would just be handed in to the County Election Board.
On the Lighter Side: Coffee
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 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 here or on the yellow "Donate Now" button above or on any page of our website.
 
Thank you for your support!
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Election Calendar (2020)
May 26
Tuesday
Last Day to Apply for a Civilian Absentee Ballot or (NEW!) No-Excuse Mail-In Ballot
Apply for an absentee ballot or mail-in ballot here . It's easy!
Jun 2
Tuesday
5 PM
Last Day for County to Receive Absentee and Mail-In Ballots
If you missed the last day to apply for an absentee or mail-in ballot, you can still vote absentee by visiting the DelCo Voter Registration office in person, as long as you do so by close of business on Friday, May 29. You can apply for, receive and complete your absentee ballot in 10 minutes, right at the Registration Office. More information is available here .
Jun 2
Tuesday
7 AM-8 PM
PRIMARY ELECTION
Radnor polls are open 7 AM-8 PM.
Find your polling place here.
Nov 3
Tuesday
7 AM-8 PM
GENERAL ELECTION
Radnor polls are open 7 AM-8 PM.
Find your polling place here.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
May 25
Monday
Memorial Day
May 25
Monday
Noon
Radnor Memorial Day Ceremony
Click here for more information
Where: Radnor War Memorial, across from the Radnor Township School District Administration Building
May 26
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
Jun 8
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: Likely to be a virtual meeting. Otherwise, Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087. Township meetings that are virtual will be streamed live on the Radnor Youtube channel, and public comment can be emailed to publiccomment@radnor.org. This will likely be the method for at least the April meetings.
Jun 11
Thursday
6 PM
Radnor GOP Open Committee Meeting
Where: Virtual Meeting - Please look under "Events" on our Facebook page .
Jun 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: Likely to be a virtual meeting. Otherwise, Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087. Township meetings that are virtual will be streamed live on the Radnor Youtube channel, and public comment can be emailed to publiccomment@radnor.org. This will likely be the method for at least the April meetings.
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