October 21st: Lunch with Bret Binder

All are welcome to our Fall Lunch Fundraiser at The Marrshalton Inn with Bret Binder! Lunch will be included with your ticket purchase and you will get a chance to speak with Bret and our event co-hosts about why they believe he is the best candidate for Magisterial District Judge of #15-1-01.


The Marshalton Inn
1300 W. Strasburg Rd.
West Chester, PA 19382

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Please click on “Purchase Tickets” here (at the bottom) to RSVP and buy your tickets for this event!
$30/ticket; $100/Silver Sponsor; $250/Gold Sponsor

If you can’t make it on the 21st please consider still donating to Bret’s campaign. Simply click on this donate link or send a check made out to Bret Binder for MDJ to the address below.

Bret Binder for MDJ
Campaign Committee
350 E. Market St., 2nd Floor
West Chester, PA 19382
(484) 356-3862


West Chester’s Bruno faces primary challenge from Binder

[n.b. This MDJ race will be on the 5/16/17 primary ballot in WC wards 3, 6, and 7 as well as in East and West Bradford. Candidates can cross-file, and thus both candidates will be on the D and R ballots. For more on the endorsed Democrat, Bret Binder, see OUR CANDIDATES at CCDC.]

By Michael Rellahan, Daily Local News, 5/13/17

WEST CHESTER >> The two men seeking nomination to run for the position of magisterial district judge in West Chester and surrounding townships in Tuesday’s primary election are offering voters a choice between years of judicial experience and bold plans for new approaches to the court system.

Incumbent Mark Bruno points to his three terms on the bench and proven record of dispensing justice in the court as reason why he should be returned to office, while challenger Bret Binder proclaims that he would begin initiatives in the court that would reach out to workers, students, and veterans….

read more at Daily Local News

Binder back on GOP ballot in MDJ race

By Michael Rellahan, Daily Local News, 4/10/17

A decision by a state appellate court means that an East Bradford Democrat’s name will appear on both parties’ ballots for a magisterial district judge seat in West Chester in next month’s primary election.

The Commonwealth Court on Friday overruled an order by a Common Pleas judge in March removing Bret Binder’s name from the Republican ballot, stating that the trial court judge had incorrectly interpreted requirements for ballot challenges mandated by a previous decision in an election case.

President Judge Jacqueline Carroll Cody had ruled that those objecting to Binder’s nominating petitions did not have to list specific information about petition location of the signatures they were contesting as invalid. In fact, Commonwealth Judge Patricia McCullough wrote in a nine-page decision, they did.

“I am pleased that the Commonwealth Court correctly applied the law and reinstated me on the Republican ballot” said Binder in a press release. “I am grateful that Republican voters will now have the opportunity to vote for me in the primary, and support my plan to bring fresh ideas to the magisterial district court. If elected, I will serve with integrity and treat everyone equally and fairly under the law.”…

keep reading at Daily Local News

Local Judicial Candidate’s Success Gains International Attention

by Brian McGinnis, Chester County Dem chair

It’s big news: Jon Long, a candidate for Magisterial District Judge in West Chester, gained national and even some international notoriety recently when he secured a conviction and a guilty plea from a man accused of faking his disabilities and lying about it under oath.

The man who pled guilty had filed more than 30 lawsuits against municipalities and government officials in our neighboring Bucks County. He often sought damages based on blatant lies about his physical condition. To any of us with friends and family living with disabilities, it’s despicable.

Read more about the story of Jon’s victory in court, and share with your friends in West Chester. Remind them to VOTE Jon Long for Magisterial District Judge.

Tuesday Nov. 3, voters in West Chester will head to the polls to select their next judge. I’ve had the opportunity to know Jon personally, and I can tell you that he is the kind of leader who has the character and integrity to serve with honor on the bench. Cases like this one show that Jon will be tough but impartial as our next Magisterial District Judge.

Share Jon’s story and help to spread the word of this important victory, then VOTE Jon Long for Magisterial District Judge tomorrow.

Thank you for all you do.


Brian J. McGinnis
Chairman, Chester County Democratic Committee