Notes on the 4/21/12 redistricting forum in West Chester

by Nathaniel Smith, Politics: A View from West Chester, 6/7/12 As the state’s redistricting snafus are about to get back in the headlines (the Legislative Reapportionment Commission will meet again on June 8 to address its own proposal #2), I wanted to look back to the very informative forum on that subject held this spring […]

WCU student Daniel Colon to Reapportionment Commission

May 3, 2012 Legislative Reapportionment Commission Hearing Testimony by Daniel Love Colon Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to today. I am Daniel Love Colon and as a West Chester University undergraduate, I offer you a student prospective. The University is located in contiguous areas of three municipalities. The North campus residence halls are […]

Mayor Comitta to PA Reapportionment Commission

May 3, 2012 State Reapportionment Commission Hearing Testimony by Mayor Carolyn Comitta Borough of West Chester Good afternoon, honorable members of the Reapportionment Commission. I am Mayor Carolyn Comitta. Once again, I bring you greetings from the citizens of the great Borough of West Chester! On behalf of the people of West Chester, I would […]

Binder tops Jones in 156th Democratic primary

by Jeremy Gerrard, Daily Local News, 4/25/12 In a close primary, Bret Binder emerged as the nominated Democratic candidate for the 156th state representative district. The 156th district is comprised of East Goshen, East Bradford, West Goshen and the West Chester Borough. Binder defeated Cassandra Jones in the primary Tuesday by a tally of 1,251 […]

Democrats Jones, Binder vie for 156th District nod

by Jeremy Gerrard, Daily Local News, 4/17/12   Two candidates are vying to win the Democratic primary for the 156th District state House seat. Cassandra Jones or Bret Binder will emerge April 25 to challenge incumbent state Rep. Dan Truitt, R-156th of East Goshen, in November. Binder said his campaign is focused primarily on education, […]

Democrats appeal for 156th District nomination

by Jeremy Gerrard, Daily Local News, 4/16/12 Two hopefuls vying for the Democratic nomination for the state House 156th District seat squared off in a forum Sunday afternoon at borough hall. Organized by the Chester County League of Women Voters, candidates Cassandra Jones and Bret Binder, both lifelong Democrats, took turns answering questions written by […]

Case Against Redistricting Released

By Jake Speicher, West Chester Patch, 1/17/12 West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta released a copy of the legal brief filed as part of a petition to the State Supreme Court via e-mail Tuesday. Mayor Comitta will testify before the Supreme Court on Monday Jan. 23. Recently, the Pennsylvania Legislature approved a plan that would redraw […]

WC Redistricting Challenge taken to PA Supreme Court

email from West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta, 1/16/12: Dear Neighbors: Attached you will find the Brief that has been filed in our challenge to the recent state house redistricting/splitting of the Borough of West Chester. There are eleven parties in this legal petition including the Mayor, and Borough Council President, Holly Brown. The parties include […]