September 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: Sonja Nekoumand for Radnor Ward 4
  • Radnor Township School Board Election
  • Fall Clean-up Event at The Willows
  • Community Clean-up Day Sponsored by Ward 6 Commissioner Jake Abel
  • Vote-By Mail
  • Call to Action: Volunteers
  • Election Calendar
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
Chairman's Message

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The beginning of Autumn brings beautiful weather to Radnor, the return of students to our schools and the local election season.  

Our Republican candidates for School Board Director, Township Commissioner and Treasurer are working hard to earn your votes on November 2nd – or sooner if you have chosen to vote by mail. More information on this below.

Many of you have expressed frustration with the direction of our school district and the insular nature of our school board. Some are surprised to know that our school district has been governed by all Democrats since 2019.  This single party rule for the past 2 years has brought Critical Race Theory (CRT) to our schools, eliminated the school mascot of 60+ years and made spending obligations that will continue to increase property taxes for all.  Voting for all four Republican candidates this year will help to rebalance the school board and remove the hyper-partisanship of the board. The Democrats would still hold a 5-4 majority, but with balanced thought from four excellent Republican candidates. With collectively 10 children in the school district, our candidates have skin in the game. See more information below.

Also highlighted in this newsletter is our excellent candidate for Commissioner in the 4th Ward – Sonja Nekoumand. Sonja’s election would also help to balance our Township Board of Commissioners, where Democrats have been in the majority for more than 12 years.

The Radnor Republicans continue to be very active in the community, returning to the Willows Park for our semi-annual “clean-up” event, participating in Radnor’s wonderful Fall Festival as well as other exciting upcoming events, including a visit from U.S. Senate candidate and Afghanistan war hero Sean Parnell on October 15th – more information on that event is below in the newsletter.

Please vote by mail starting next week or vote the traditional way on November 2nd – our candidates have earned your trust and our township government needs to be rebalanced and less partisan.
Howard Gartland
Chairman
Radnor Republican Committee
Candidate Spotlight: Sonja Nekoumand for Radnor Ward 4
I have learned quite a bit as I have walked the neighborhoods of Ward 4. One thing that I have learned is that you don’t have to live here all of your life to understand and cherish Radnor’s greatness. As I meet the residents of Radnor, the common theme is a desire for unity and a desire to work together. Right now, it is so evident in our country that we are lacking unity.

As Commissioner it is not my job to bring my agenda to the table; it is my job to listen to the resident's needs and desires, and to prioritize them in that order according to the budget that is entrusted to us as Commissioners to balance. It is my job to keep us safe while using common sense to ensure the best way to accomplish this. It is my job be transparent and honest with the neighbors of Radnor. It is my job to listen.

The coined phrases that I hear often in our community, “We are Radnor” as well as “One Radnor,” ring for the desire for unity. Why do we keep attacking one another and using our own agendas to rule us instead of taking a step back and thinking about these phrases that shape this community? I pledge to do my best to work alongside my neighbors as well as my fellow Commissioners to keep Radnor One.
Donate to Sonja Nekoumand's Campaign
Radnor Township School Board Election
This November, it is important to vote for transparency and accountability on the Radnor Township School Board.

The current school board of 9 Democrats and 0 Republicans has:

  • Kept schools closed
  • Increased your taxes
  • Silenced Radnor voices
  • Been fiscally irresponsible funding pet projects during a pandemic
  • Adopted CRT-focused curriculum
  • Made political rants during regular school board meetings

This November 2nd, vote for change to reunite Radnor! Elect Bob Whitehead, Beth Connor, Laura Foran and Dave Falcone (pictured above left to right)!
Fall Clean-up Event at The Willows
The Radnor Republican committee and candidates turned out on Saturday, September 18th, to remove invasive plants that were destroying the beautiful native species that grow along the creek at The Willows. Removing the invasive plants is tedious and hard work, but the reward is working together to create a beautiful park that adequately provides for our local birds and wildlife, as well as residents. We hope to see you all at our next clean-up event!
Radnor Township School Board candidate Dave Falcone
Radnor Ward 4 Commissioner candidate Sonja Nekoumand
Radnor Township Treasurer candidate Linda Dowd
Radnor Ward 6 Commissioner Jake Abel and Radnor Ward 2 Commissioner candidate Jay Osterholm
Community Clean-up Day Sponsored by Ward 6 Commissioner Jake Abel
I am holding my first clean-up day at the First Baptist Church Cemetery on West Wayne Avenue (across the street from the Italian American Club). We will meet on October 23, 2021 from 9-11am to start beautifying the area. This round will focus on getting debris, trash, and tree limbs out of the park, as well as starting to remove the vines that have taken over the perimeter. We will have something for all age groups – there will be cloths for the younger volunteers to wipe the cut grass from the grave stones (no chemicals).

If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP to jabel.radnorward6@gmail.com so that we have an idea of how many people to expect that morning. Please bring gloves and other small tools to help with the work. For more information, visit the Facebook event page here.

And, if you cannot make this community day do not worry. I will hopefully be scheduling another day before the end of this year. Thank you in advance for your support of our community. We are One Radnor!
Vote-By-Mail
Our candidates are depending on you to VOTE for them in this upcoming election, whether in person or by mail. The next election in Pennsylvania is on Tuesday, November 2nd.

If you would like to vote by mail instead of going to your polling place on November 2, you must apply for a mail-in ballot by Tuesday, October 26. We encourage everyone to apply today and not delay if you think you might have a conflict on November 2nd.

Remember: registered voters can vote in person at their polling place on Election Day if you choose not to vote by mail. However, if you apply to vote by mail but change your mind, make sure to bring your mail ballot materials to the polls to cast your ballot in person.

To apply for a mail in ballot, click here.
Call to Action: Volunteers
 
Politics can be fun and exciting. Are you interested in volunteering this fall? There are many opportunities for township residents to become involved. You can help Radnor elect effective leaders and learn more about how the township and school district are governed. Get involved! Send us your email address and cell phone number.

We also need poll watchers in all of our voting locations. If you would like to get more information or volunteer, email us at volunteer@RadnorGOP.org.

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
Oct 26
Tuesday
5 PM
DEADLINE TO REQUEST A
MAIL IN/ABSENTEE BALLOT
Request a mail-in ballot here.
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 2
Tuesday
8 PM
DEADLINE FOR MAIL IN/ABSENTEE
BALLOT TO BE RECEIVED
Radnor polls are open 7 AM-8 PM.
Find your polling place here.
Nov 3
Wednesday
First Day to Register After the General Election
Register to vote here. It's easy!
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Oct 15
Friday
6-8 PM
Fall Fundraiser with Guest Speaker Sean Parnell
The Radnor Republicans are hosting our Fall Fundraiser with Guest Speaker Sean Parnell, Ret. Army Ranger, best selling author and U.S. Senate Candidate.
Please RSVP by October 8th here.
Oct 18
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.
Oct 23
Saturday
9-11 AM
First Baptist Cemetery Community Clean-up Day
Community clean-up sponsored by Ward 6 Commissioner Jake Abel. More information above.
RSVP here if interested in volunteering at the event.
Where: 310 W. Wayne, Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
Oct 25
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.
Oct 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
Oct 27
Wednesday
6:30 PM
Special 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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