Friday, May 17, 2013
Two seats are open in Ward One for Lansdale Borough Council, including that of council Vice President Mary Fuller. Three Democrats are vying for the most votes to make it to the General Election to challenge two Republicans.
Two seats are up for grabs in Ward One on Lansdale Borough Council, and one of them belongs to Vice President Mary Fuller. The Democratic councilwoman—who chairs the Parks and Recreation Committee and the Economic Development Committee—is facing a challenge this year from newcomers Jeff Howard and Joe Wolf. After May 21, there can be only two. The two Democrats with the most votes on the Primary will move on to challenge Republican contenders Michele Coyle and Jean Fritz, and Independent Jason Van Dame, in the November election. The Lansdale First Political Action Committee and the Lansdale Democratic Committee endorsed Fuller. Howard is also endorsed by the Lansdale Democratic Committee, as well as the Friends of Lansdale PAC. Wolf is …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Hello Lansdale. My name is Leon Angelichio and I am running as a candidate for borough council in Ward 3. I want to serve you. As an introduction, I would like to tell you that I was born and raised in the North Penn area, have owned a home in the borough for the last 12 years, raised my children here, centered my business here, and continue to be an active member of the Lansdale Democratic Committee as its elected vice-chairman. I can bring to council my experience of running a successful service business that is driven by customer satisfaction and the knowledge of the financial world that has made my business successful. I promise that I will work hard to serve you, the public, to the best of my ability and to listen to and work on …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Wednesday, May 15
I am writing this letter in support of Mary Fuller for Borough Council. I have never written to the paper on a political matter before but I felt the need after receiving several attack ad mailers from the “Friends of Lansdale” PAC, representing Jeff Howard and Joe Wolf. Friends of Lansdale? When you have friends like these who needs enemies? When Mary took office, she was part of a group that voted for refinancing debt, which, in turn, resulting in receiving much better interest rates: along with revision of insurance coverage, all resulted in a total savings between $550,000 and $600,000. Yes, Mary did vote to increase the local taxes. But it was either close the parks and the pools and keep the library open at its reduced hours, or …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Liz Troy is a Democratic candidate for Lansdale Borough Council in Ward Three. She was to create an atmosphere on council that both invites and is responsive to public participation.
Thursday, April 11
As a candidate for Lansdale Borough Council, I would like to tell you a little about myself. I am a Board-certified medical editor currently employed in the pharmaceutical industry as a document quality analyst. I grew up in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and moved to the Philadelphia suburbs in the mid-1980s. My son Nick is an engineer employed on the naval base in Charleston, South Carolina. I have lived in the Lansdale area for 12 years: 11 years in an apartment and the last year in my house on Cannon Avenue. In 2001, I was simply looking for an apartment that was within walking distance of a train to center city, but I ended up finding the town that was to become my new home. It was much more than 3 years ago that I fell in love with Lansdale…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Lansdale Borough resident is running on the Democratic ticket in Ward Three.
My name is Robert Willi and I am running for Borough Council in Ward 3. I have lived in Lansdale for almost 18 years, and my wife is a lifelong resident. I am also a Lansdale Democratic Committeeperson, as well as a former chair of the committee. I have served on the 311 West Main Street Task Force and am a member of Crossroads Community Church in Hatfield. I am running because I want to see Lansdale keep moving forward. I believe that Lansdale is heading in the right direction, and I want to serve on council to make sure that progress continues. Lansdale is at a crossroads, and these elections will determine whether we move ahead, or undo the progress that has been made. I am asking for your support and your vote on May 21, so that we…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
While still unofficial, nomination petitions for Lansdale Borough Council show a battle for five open seats. The mayor and tax collector positions will be decided in November.
Nomination petitions submitted to Montgomery County Voter Services on Tuesday, while still unofficial, paint a Primary that could change the face of Lansdale Borough Council. One change is already evident—Council President Matt West is not running for re-election. West said there are three reasons why he is not seeking re-election—and their ages are eight, five and two-and-a-half. "It is time for me to step away for a bit and make up for some of the time I lost with my family over the past four years," West said. "This borough is on the cusp of an amazing transformation and I look forward to watching the next group of council members working together to achieve greatness." West said one of his goals throughout the past four years has been …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Richard Strahm, a real estate agent and vice chairman of the Economic Development Committee, said independent thinkers are needed for Lansdale Borough Council, not 'puppets of Jack Hansen.'
Lansdale Economic Development Committee Vice Chairman Richard Strahm has thrown his hat in the ring as a Democratic candidate for Lansdale Borough Council. Strahm, 51, will be challenging Liz Troy and Leon Angelichio in Ward 3 in the May Primary. There are two seats up for grabs in Ward 3; they are currently held by council President Matt West and Dan Dunigan. There are many reasons that Strahm, a real estate agent with Remax Realty Group in Harleysville, is running for candidacy. One main reason: a desire to help keep the momentum that is making Lansdale grow, thrive and prosper a reality. "I have, over the last three years, seen a lot of positive things happening in this borough that I like a lot," he said. "I don’t want to see the …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Two politicians from the county may face-off in a race for the state's seat: Republican Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr. and Democratic Pennsylvania Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz
Thursday, October 4, 2012
What do you think about cutting funding to PBS? Gov. Mitt Romney said during the presidential debate that although he likes Big Bird, he is planning on cutting subsidies to PBS.
Gov. Mitt Romney said during the presidential debate that although he likes Big Bird, he is planning on cutting subsidies to PBS. That comment came during the beginning of the debate. By the end of the debate, Twitter was buzzing. "Big Bird" was trending. @BigBirdRomney was created and had more than 6,000 followers. Many images made their way onto Twitter, including one with Big Bird holding a sign says "Will Work For Food." What do you think about funding for PBS? Should the federal government subsidize it? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @LansdalePatch|Subscribe to our YouTube page
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The values and the vision for this country are reasons why President Obama is running for second term.
More than 1,500 people were fired up on Thursday to see First Lady Michelle Obama at the Upper Dublin High School gymnasium. Dan Siegel, the Montgomery County regional field director for Obama's re-election campaign, told the audience that in 2009, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. He said they were lucky to have full health insurance to cover to costs of her medical expenses. However, he added that the Affordable Care Act, passed by President Obama, means his mother's illness will never be considered a pre-existing condition and cannot be grounds for denial of health coverage. Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro said he and his wife spent time at the White House and were surprised by how much the President and First …