Saturday, April 20, 2013
Members of the public visited the new representative's constituent services office in Sanatoga.
Representative Mark Painter (D-146) welcomed the public and several guests to his new constituent services office at 600 Heritage Drive in Pottstown, just off High Street. Painter invited guest speakers, including Pottstown Mayor Bonnie Heath, Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff Charles Hallman, and Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-170) to speak at the open house. Painter's Chief of Staff, Michael Lavanga, said that the office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Painter's staff can assist with a number of issues, including applications for assistance, veterans services, transportation and several programs for seniors. The staff is also available to discuss legislative concerns with …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The 146th District representative invites the public to visit his office on April 20.
Rep. Mark Painter (D-Montgomery) is opening up his local office to his constituents for an Open House on Saturday, April 20. "This is an opportunity to meet with me one-on-one in a casual setting and to let me know your thoughts about how we can make state government work better for you," Painter said in a press release. Painter's office is located in Sunnybrook Village on High Street in Sanatoga, next to the Parma Pizza restaurant. The office's street address is 600 Heritage Drive, Suite 102. Painter said that in addition to talking to his constituency about the issues that are important to them, he and his staff will be available to answer questions about the services his office provides. If anyone isn't able to attend the open house, …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The representative's office will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for constituents to visit.
Saturday, March 16
Residents of the 146th Legislative District are invited to learn more about the property tax and other local taxes, during an informational day sponsored by state Rep. Mark Painter. The free event will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 4 at Painter's constituent service office located at 600 Heritage Drive, Suite 102, just off High Street in Sunnybrook Village next to Parma Pizza, Sanatoga, PA 19464. "Residents who attend can learn if they qualify for state property tax rebates and the homestead exemption and also get help completing the forms," said Painter, D-Montgomery. "They also can see if their property is potentially over-assessed and get help with the appeal process." Painter will be speaking at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. for 30-minute…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The contest will run until May 20 and is open to all 1st through 5th graders in the 146th District.
Pennsylvania Representative Mark Painter recently opened his office in Pottstown, and now he's holding a contest to show off local students' artwork to decorate it. According to a press release from his office, Painter is looking for entries from first through fifth graders in his district, which includes Limerick, Royersford, Pottstown, New Hanover, and the Pottsgroves. There are three categories, divided by age, each with its own theme. First graders are asked to submit artwork featuring the Liberty Bell. Second and third graders' work will feature Betsy Ross and the American flag, and fourth and fifth graders' projects will depict Benjamin Franklin and lightning. Entries will be judged on the basis of their use of the theme, their …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
New tax collector sworn in; new State Rep. Mark Painter intends to remain visible at township level
Joseph St. Pedro assumed the chairmanship of the Limerick Township Board of Supervisors on Monday evening, taking the gavel from fellow supervisor Kara Shuler. "I have big shoes to fill," St. Pedro said in complimenting Shuler on her execution of the role over the past year. Elaine DeWan will serve as vice-chair. The mandated annual reorganization meeting was attended by former township tax collector ― and newly sworn-in State Representative ― Mark Painter. Painter, a Democrat, upset favored incumbent and former Royersford mayor Tom Quigley in last fall's election. The township supervisors congratulated Painter on taking his seat in Harrisburg, and he, in turn, assured them that he intends to remain in close touch with municipal goings-on…
Friday, November 9, 2012
The 146th District representative said the absentee ballots are still being counted.
Rep. Thomas Quigley (R-146) told Patch today that there are still quite a few absentee votes to be counted before the outcome of his race against Mark Painter is determined. "Its my understanding that they're still counting," Quigley said. Unofficial results indicated Painter had pulled off an upset victory over Quigley in Tuesday's election by just over 200 votes. However, due to the delayed deadline to turn in absentee ballots, some votes were not turned in to the county until Monday, November 5. "We'll know for sure [who won] probably next week," Quigley said.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Rep. Thomas Quigley isn't conceding his contest against Mark Painter just yet.
While unofficial results from Montgomery County are showing that Mark Painter upset incumbent Rep. Thomas Quigley in yesterday's election, The Pottstown Mercury reports that Quigley isn't ready to give up. According to the Mercury, there are possibly a thousand absentee votes left to be counted. Quigley said that the deadline extension caused by last week's hurricane resulted in many absentee votes being held by the county. Those votes will be counted beginning on Friday. Mark Painter's campaign manager was "cautious but confident," according to the article. "We feel pretty good. If you look at the absentee ballots that have been counted already, it’s pretty even," North told the Mercury. "If you look at the ballots that were counted, …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Rep. Thomas Quigley's campaign announced surprise defeat.
The Pottstown Mercury is reporting that Mark Painter has defeated incumbent Rep. Thomas Quigley in the 146th District, which includes Limerick, Lower Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Royersford, Upper Pottsgrove, West Pottsgrove, and a portion of New Hanover. Quigley's campaign announced the unofficial results just a little while ago. Painter, the former tax collector for Limerick Township, was running against Quigley for the second time. Quigley has been the 146th District representative since 2004. Painter's victory is credited to huge voter turnout and to the Democratic vote in Pottstown. Painter told The Mercury that he "always thought it was possible. I went in it to win it. I don’t go through all this work and this struggle and toil just to …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Incumbent Tom Quigley faced former Limerick Tax Collector Mark Painter.
Updated 12:27am: Unofficial results show Painter eked out a win by just 200 votes. Earlier: A look at the race in 146th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which includes Limerick Township and Royersford Borough. About Tom Quigley: Tom Quigley was elected to the State House in 2004, after serving as a Royersford Councilman, and then mayor of the borough. Quigley currently sits on the House Appropriations, Education, Human Services and Liquor Control Committees, and his goals are to eliminate school property taxes, improve the business climate in Pennsylvania, protect open space and bolster the state's economy. Learn more about Quigley here. About Mark Painter: Painter grew up in Stowe and graduated from Pottsgrove High …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the Spring-Ford area
Friday, June 15, 2012
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. President of the United States Barack Obama (D) Mitt Romney (R) United States Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D) Tom Smith (R) Attorney General David Freed (R) Kathleen Kane (D) Auditor General John Maher (R) Eugene DePasquale (D) State Treasurer Robert McCord (D) Diana Vaughn (R) Representative in the United States Congress, District 6 Jim Gerlach (R) Manan Trivedi (D) Representative in the General Assembly, District 146 Thomas Quigley (R) Mark Painter (D)