Kick Politics Out of Education

Hi Friends – I am writing to ask you to vote this coming Tuesday Nov 5th for Chester, Kaliner, McCune and Swalm for WCASD school board. The incumbent slate (appearing as Republicans on the ballot) is funded by an organization led by Colin Hanna, an ex Chester County Commissioner who has been called “The New […]

West Chester to elect 4 new council members

by Jeremy Gerrard, Daily Local News, 11/2/13 WEST CHESTER — There will be four new members of Borough Council come January. Four of the seven council districts are up for election this fall, and there are no incumbents running. Two council members chose not to run. The other two are “termed–out,” meaning they can’t run […]

Don Braceland Running for Borough Council

by NteAdams, West Chester Patch, 11/3/13 This candidate supports more biking around West Chester to help traffic issues. Name: Don Braceland Address: 423 W. Nields St. Running for: Member of Borough Council 5th Ward Previously held: none Improve traffic and car travel: Encourage more bike riding. Most places in the borough can be reached within […]

Edwin Brian Abbott Running for West Chester Council

by Nate Adams, West Chester Patch, 11/3/13 This candidate sees potential in the borough and wants to increase its communication. Name: Edwin Brian Abbott Address: 415 Clinton Alley, West Chester Running For: West Chester Borough Council Ward 3 Positions Held Previously: West Chester Citizens Financial Advisory Committee (2011-2012) What do you think can be done […]

Food for thought: Election 2013!

Dear West Chester Borough Neighbors: It has been my honor to serve the people of West Chester for the last four years, and I am honored to AGAIN be your Democratic and Republic candidate for Mayor. Thank you for your support and your invaluable contributions as we work together to make West Chester Borough even […]

Ellen Koopman Running for West Chester Council

by Nate Adams, West Chester Patch, October 31, 2013 A Chester County public defender is taking a shot at government. Name: Ellen Koopman Address: 304 N. Darlington St. Running For: West Chester Borough Council, Ward 7 Positions Held Previously: Currently an attorney with the Chester County Public Defender’s Office Improving traffic in the area: I […]

The Deciding Vote

from A Better Direction for West Chester, 10/30/13 De·cid·ing adj. : Determining or able to determine an outcome On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November to the polling places will go civic-minded residents. It is an off-year election, mostly consisting of county and township level contests – row officers, judges, supervisors and […]

Dem-supported WCASD team interviewed on WCHE

West Chester Area School District School Board candidates Robin Kaliner, Joyce Chester, Ricky Swalm and Chris McCune talk about their campaigns prior to the November 5th General Election. WCHE (1520 AM), Morning Magazine, 10/7/13. For more on these 4 candidates, see their site.

Disappointed with board’s actions in West Chester school talks

Excerpts from letter in Daily Local News, 10/10/13 Like most people who care about our West Chester schools, I am disappointed that the long, long negotiations process has not yet produced an agreement between the school board and the teachers’ union. I’m sure we all hoped the recent fact-finder’s report would spur an agreement, but […]