HQ Elections – 2021 Cycle

2021 PENNSYLVANIA ELECTIONS: IMPORTANT DATES FOR VOTERS
MAY 2021 MUNICIPAL PRIMARY


May 3 Last day to REGISTER before the primary


May 11 Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot


May 18 MUNICIPAL PRIMARY


Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.)
May 25 Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on May 17)

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Scroll down to view information about all the Democratic Candidates on the ballot as well as the ballot issues for the Primary.

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May Primary (Tuesday, May 18th) Note that the candidates for School Board and Judicial offices on the ballot include registered Republicans who have cross filed into the Democratic Primary. The Radnor Democratic sample ballot offered below contains the list of Democratic candidates we believe are worthy of your support. For Radnor School Board only candidates Dunn, Babson, Solomon and Stern are registered Democrats, all other candidates listed are registered Republicans.

Please bring this sample ballot with you to the polls on May 18th or use while making your mail-in ballot choices.

Print friendly Radnor Democrats sample ballot – click here

Full color Radnor Democrats sample ballot – click here

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The Radnor Democrats do not share e-mail lists with any outside organization. We publish only one newsletter a month, a few more in the month of an election to inform you on ballot issues and candidates.

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Ballot Issues

Four ballot questions, including three proposed constitutional amendments, will appear on the May 18 municipal Primary ballot.

All Pennsylvania voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote on statewide ballot questions during primary elections.

An explanation of each of these questions can be found here. (click)

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Please consider a donation to help the Radnor Democrats support our local Radnor Candidates (click here)

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Endorsed Radnor Democratic Committee Candidates

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Commissioner Candidates

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Maggy Myers – 2nd Ward Candidate

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Dr. Maggy Myers grew up in western Pennsylvania in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh. She received a B.S. from Duke University and an M.D. from Duke Medical School. She completed her training in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and at Harvard’s Joint Program in Neonatology. She and her husband Jon Epstein have lived in Radnor for 25 years where they raised 2 sons who went through the Radnor School system.

Maggy served as the Associate Clinical Director of Newborn & Infant Intensive Care Unit at CHOP for 10 years and retired in 2006 when her husband was diagnosed with colon cancer. Besides caring for her husband and children, she works for the Friends of Radnor Memorial Library and volunteers at the Alley Door thrift shop in Wayne. She’s an avid hiker, sailor, and an amateur naturalist. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove, Maine.

As a lifelong Democrat and long-term resident of Radnor, Maggy cares deeply about issues the township faces. She’s a good listener, a critical thinker and has time and energy to devote to public service as a Commissioner for Radnor Township. Throughout her career she has worked with many different kinds of people from different backgrounds and looks forward to working on behalf of Ward 2 residents to sustain Radnor’s unique and wonderful community.

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Lisa Borowski – 4th Ward Candidate

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Lisa is a 1984 graduate of Radnor High School and holds a B.S. in Communications from Drexel University. Currently, she is Director of Development Communications for Einstein Healthcare Network.

Actively involved in the community, Lisa has served as Radnor Township’s 4th Ward Commissioner since January 2018. During her tenure, she was elected Board President for two terms (2018-2020) and served one term as Vice President (2020-2021). She has also served as the Board liaison to the Shade Tree Committee (2018-present) and Board liaison to the Radnor Memorial Library Board of Trustees (2018-present).

Prior to serving on the Board of Commissioners, Lisa served as an elected Board Director for Radnor Township School District from 2011-2015. During this time, she served as Vice President and in board leadership roles which included Chair of the Facilities and Policy Committees, and Co-Chair of the Government Relations & Communications Committee. During her tenure, Radnor Township became the first Main Line school district to implement a full-day kindergarten program and complete major renovations and improvements at three schools. Additionally, she served three times as a member of the district’s Strategic Planning Committee and eight years as a Board Member of the Radnor Educational Foundation serving for six years on the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Grants Committee. Lisa has also served as President for the Ithan Elementary and Radnor Middle School Parent-Teacher Organizations and is a founding member of the Radnor Alumni Council.

She is a member of the Radnor Democrats, the Radnor League of Women Voters and the Radnor Conservancy. Professionally, she is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. Prior to joining Einstein Healthcare Network, she worked for the Philadelphia Police Foundation helping to raise funds to support equipment and programs to benefit the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department and to support initiatives not included in the general operating budget. While serving as Board Operations Manager for the Foundation, Lisa was instrumental in helping to raise and manage funds to reinstate the Mounted Police Unit.

She and her husband, Mark, and their two sons, Ryan and Justin, have lived in Radnor since 2004. Her son Ryan is a 2016 graduate of Radnor High School, a 2020 graduate of the University of Scranton, and will soon be attending law school. Her son Justin is a 2018 graduate of Radnor High School and currently a junior at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

Lisa’s parents, Dr. Frank and Kathy Cianciulli, are just shy of 45-year residents of Radnor’s 5th Ward and her sister Lori Moffa and her family also reside in 5th Ward. Her youngest brother, Frank, resides in Philadelphia.

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Avery Rome – 6th Ward Candidate

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Avery Rome is an accomplished journalist, editor, and teacher. She worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than three decades, including serving as the Deputy Managing Editor for Writing and Projects and Editor of Inquirer Magazine. During her varied newspaper career, she won 40 awards, and projects she guided to print won over 200 prizes.

As a journalist at a Pulitzer Prize-winning publication serving our community, Avery explored issues of local importance, always considering multiple points of view. In the newsroom, she honed her ability to lead talented and committed professionals. Avery believes that those experiences and skills will serve her well if she is elected to represent Ward 6 on Radnor Township’s Board of Commissioners. As a Commissioner, Avery will tackle the issues affecting our community and listen to the viewpoints of all of her constituents. She will work responsibly and civilly with her colleagues on the Board so that, together, they can fulfill the important mission of serving the needs of all Township residents.

Avery, a graduate of Swarthmore College, taught writing and journalism to undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2019 and coached Wharton students in writing for four of those years. Since leaving The Inquirer, she has edited fiction and nonfiction books, plays, and screenplays. For five years, she ran an online publication called Obit Magazine, which covered death issues, customs, and practices, as well as other defining transitions of our culture.

Avery is a Penn State Master Gardener and helps grow fresh produce for the West Chester Food Cupboard as a volunteer at Rushton Farm in Newtown Square. She is knowledgeable and passionate about best practices in sustainable horticulture and environmental stewardship and, as a Township Commissioner, will work to preserve the natural vibrancy and green spaces of Radnor.

Avery has lived with her family in Radnor Township for almost 30 years, all of them in the 6th Ward. Her husband, Jeff Price, a former Inquirer editor now working with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, spent 20 years as a coach and commissioner in the Radnor Wayne Little League. Both of their sons attended Radnor public schools.

Avery is humbled and thrilled to seek the honor of serving our amazing community as the next Ward 6 Commissioner.

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School Board Candidates (Vote for 4)

Andrew Babson

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Andrew Babson, PhD, is an incumbent seeking a second term on the RTSD. By profession he is a college professor and researcher. He is a Senior Research Affiliate and Co-Founder of the Global Possibility Network based at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2012 he has also served as a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and Adjunct Associate Professor at Temple University College of Education and Human Development. He holds a PhD from the University of Michigan and an MSc from the London School of Economics & Political Science. Andrew has published and presented his research on South African youth in national and international venues. Andrew and his wife Emily moved to Radnor in 2015 for all that Radnor offers as a community, but the quality of the schools was a paramount consideration. Their two children, Grant and Isabel, attend Radnor Elementary.
While on the Board, Andrew has served on the Facilities and Policy Committees, and Vice Chair of the Curriculum and Chair of the Government Relations and Communications Committees. He has served as board liaison to the PSBA, NSBA, and the township Parks and Recreation board.

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Sarah Dunn

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Sarah Dunn is seeking a second term on the RTSD School Board. During her tenure, Sarah has served on the Curriculum (2018-current), Finance (2018-2020), Facilities (2019-current) and Government Relations and Communications (2019) Committees. In 2019, she was Vice Chair of the Finance Committee. As Chair of the Facilities Committee since 2020, she has championed the Radnor High School Accessibility and Wellness Project which will provide much-needed infrastructure updates, additional classrooms, and improved athletic facilities. Sarah serves as board liaison to Radnor PAGE and the Township’s Parks and Recreation Board. As a parent, she continues to volunteer for school musicals and the RHS Band.

Sarah has practiced corporate law for almost 20 years. She is currently Vice President, Corporate Counsel for Allied Universal. Her in-house counsel experience has included working for Arkema, West Pharmaceuticals and Aramark’s healthcare and education divisions. She also worked as a corporate and securities attorney with Pepper Hamilton LLP.

The product of public and private education, Sarah attended public schools in the Pittsburgh suburbs and Lower Merion as well as The Shipley School. She holds a J.D. from Columbia University and a B.A. in History, summa cum laude, from Amherst College. Sarah and her husband, Michael, have lived in Radnor Township for 18 years, and are the proud parents of Radnor High School sophomore and a Radnor Middle School 7th grader. Sarah is passionate about the wonderful education her children have received in Radnor since Kindergarten and wants to ensure this opportunity is available for future generations.

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Lydia Solomon

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Lydia T. Solomon is in her twelfth year of service on the Radnor Township School Board and is seeking re-election for the fourth time. Lydia has a B.S. from Cornell University and a M.S. from the University of California, both in Economics. In addition, she holds a M.A. Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Immaculata University. She has worked as a school psychologist for several years at the DCIU and has been employed as a college professor teaching in the Education Department at Eastern University. Ms. Solomon has been the PTO President for elementary, middle, and high school levels in Radnor. Her three children who are all Radnor graduates. While on the Board, she has served as the Board President, Board Vice President, Chair and Vice Chair of the Curriculum Committee, the Government Relations Committee, the Policy Committee, and the Facilities Committee. In addition, she has served as the Board Representative to the Delaware County Community College Liaison Board. a Board Member to the Delaware County Intermediate Unit and a representative to the Parent-Teacher Organization Coordinating Council.

Lydia states, “I am extremely proud of the work we have accomplished since I joined the Radnor School Board twelve years ago. Our financial situation is sound due to painstaking attention to all expenditures. I have participated in the hiring of almost all of our administrators and have focused on restoring an emphasis to innovative curriculum and instruction, such as Full-Day Kindergarten. My focus continues to be providing the best educational experience to every Radnor student at the best price.” Lydia serves as a champion for all students, while balancing a responsibility to the taxpayer to stay fiscally smart. She believes the best educational outcome can be achieved through open and transparent dialogue with all stakeholders to come up with a win-win solution. Ms. Solomon is honored to serve the community this way.

Susan Stern

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Susan Stern is seeking her third term on the Radnor School Board.  In her first term on the Board, Radnor implemented the area’s first public school full-day kindergarten program and hired Ken Batchelor as Superintendent.  She has served on the Facilities, Finance, and Policy Committees. Susan has spent the last four years in leadership, the first as Vice President and the last three as President.  Under Susan’s leadership, the District has undertaken groundbreaking initiatives including: the “Later Start Time” at Radnor High School, a strategic planning process to address capital improvements throughout the District and the long-term commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. These projects are all in the early stages and must be supported by the Board in order to address the needs of those impacted.  Most recently, she led the Board in approving a transformative Accessibility and Wellness Project at Radnor High School.  The improvements to the campus and building are centered on an inclusive design for all, with enhanced facilities that will benefit not only students but the community at large. 

Susan has volunteered in many capacities over the years: as a founding Board Member and Treasurer for Skunk Hollow Community Garden, eight years as a Member of the Radnor Planning Commission, Treasurer for Radnor-Wayne Little League and Leader of Radnor Cub Scout Pack 19.  Susan now serves as one of the organizers for SouthWaynePorchFest.  She resides in Wayne and has three grown children; her two sons are Radnor graduates.

Susan has invested twenty years in Radnor and believes in our community.  Her time as a volunteer has been tested as never before this year, leading the Board through the COVID-19 pandemic.  The critical role our schools play in educating and supporting our students and families has never before been so evident.  We must maintain Radnor’s outstanding educational opportunities, address the learning impacts that have arisen this year, yet also continue to move forward on all our initiatives.  These tasks require a steady hand, experience, fortitude and commitment to the values of public education.   Susan will continue to fulfill those needs, as she has done for the last eight years.

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Ken Frohlich – Candidate for Radnor Township Treasurer.

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Ken Frohlich is an attorney, an actuary, a former insurance and financial executive and a former college professor. He has lived in Radnor Township for over 38 years. His wife, Judy, is a retired Radnor teacher who taught for many years at Ithan Elementary School. Both of his children graduated from Radnor High School before going on to college and graduate school.

Ken has practiced civil law and Federal Tax Law for the past 10 years. Prior to opening his law practice, Ken had a successful career as a senior executive for several insurance and investment companies. He held positions as Chairman, Board member, CEO or COO of both US companies and companies abroad. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and was the Chief Actuary of several large insurance corporations. He served as Chief Financial Officer for a multi-billion-dollar subsidiary of CIGNA and has managed Treasury functions, Compliance functions, planning, operations and Systems Development for large business organizations.

In his many leadership roles, Ken has managed thousands of employees and worked collaboratively with peers and direct reports. With teamwork and strong fiscal policies, he improved the operations of the companies and departments he managed.

Ken has a PhD and began his career as a college professor teaching Mathematics and Computer Science at Kent State University. More recently, he taught Applied Statistics as an adjunct professor of mathematics at Saint Joseph University. He is an Alumnus of Villanova Law School, Lehigh University, and Kent State University.

Ken is an avid Villanova basketball fan, an Eagles fan and a Phillies fan. Ken and his wife love theater (subscriptions to the Walnut and Media Theater), film (BMFI) and travel (they have visited all 7 continents and over 100 countries).

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Endorsed Radnor Democratic Committee Candidates – Delaware County

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County Council (vote for 2)

Richard Womack – County Council – https://www.facebook.com/WomackForCountyCouncil/

Kevin Madden – County Council (incumbent) – https://delcopa.gov/electedofficials/madden.html

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Other offices

Jerry Sanders – Delaware County Sheriff (incumbent) – https://www.facebook.com/Sanders4DelCoSheriff/

Joanne Phillips – County Controller (incumbent) – https://delcopa.gov/controller/index.html

Rachel Ezzell Berry – Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court Division (incumbent) – https://www.delcopa.gov/electedofficials/regwills.html

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Endorsed Radnor Democratic Committee Candidates – PA Judicial Races

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Maria McLaughlin – Judge of Supreme Court of PA – https://judgemclaughlin.com/

Jill Beck – Judge of Superior Court – https://www.jillbeck.com/

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Judge of Commonwealth Court of PA (Vote for 2)

Loria Dumas – https://www.judgedumas2021.com/

Amanda Green Hawkins – https://www.amandagreenhawkins.com/

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Delaware County Judicial Races

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Judge of Delaware County’s Court of Common Pleas (Vote for 2)

(No party endorsement given. Below are the preferred judges)

Deborah Krull – www,krullforjudge.com

Tinu Moss – https://tinumoss.com/

Raymond Santarelli – https://santarelliforjudge.com/

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Endorsed Radnor Democratic Committee Candidate – Magisterial District

Magisterial District Judge 32-1-27

Ashwini Udgaonkar – https://www.secgenpac.org/ashwini-udgaonkar

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Useful Voter links

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Go to the Radnor Democratic home page for additional information on ways to vote in PA, including Radnor Drop Boxes.

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