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 …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Volunteers will help with phone banking, door-to-door canvassing and data entry.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Kevin Dunbar, chairman of the Area 4 Democratic Committee. With the Presidential election five months away, volunteers are now needed to join the Obama campaign at the Area 4 Democratic Campaign Headquarters, 486 E. Main St. in Collegeville. Volunteers will help with phone banking, door-to-door canvassing and data entry. Located one block from Ursinus College, the office is open for phone banking on Tuesday and Thursday, and for canvassing on Saturday. Those hours will be expanded. Volunteers are welcome from across central Montgomery County. Area 4 of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee covers Collegeville, Limerick, Lower Providence, Royersford, Skippack, Trappe, Upper …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Spring City Borough Council Candidate, who has all but won the election for the third seat, Gene Sweeney took time to talk to Patch about his election and the future.
This year's race for Spring City Borough Council was ceratinly a tight one, with three republicans and three democrats going at it for three seats. Incumbents Mike Petak and Don Shaner, along with Eugene [Gene] Sweeney have all but won the election. They will take their seats in January, barring write-in ballots ousting one or more of them. If seated, Sweeney takes the place of council Vice President Rich Beard, who did not run for re-election. Sweeney took time to talk to LRSC Patch Local Editor Kevin Haslam about his election and the future, and to let the community get to know him a little better in this Q&A. LRSC Patch: Where do you come from? Why did you want to run? What was the premise behind your campaign? Gene Sweeney: I grew up …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Missed some news this week? Here's your weekly recap.
Election week has come and gone in Montgomery and Chester counties. Locally, the republicans swept, unofficially winning races in Spring City, Royersford, East Vincent Township, Limerick Township and Upper Providence. The Spring-Ford Area School District has one new face after Donna Williams decided not to run for reelection. Four others retained their seats while running unopposed. Did you miss the election action, or anything else this week? Check out these top 12 stories: