John FETTERMAN for U.S. Senate; Al DERMOVSESIAN for HD-152

Big news!  So far, Montco DFA has endorsed two Congressional candidates for the upcoming Primary Election on April 26: Mary Ellen BALCHUNIS for CD-7 and Steve SANTARSIERO for CD-8.

Balchunis’ 7th Congressional District sprawls through parts of five counties, but only three of their Democratic committees conducted an endorsement vote for the 7th District and no others are planned for the future. For Mary Ellen it was a trifecta by winning all three endorsements. Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester Counties also comprise the counties that contain the largest populations in the 7th District.

Santarsiero’s 8th Congressional District encompasses all of Bucks County and a small portion of northwest Montgomery County. Steve won the endorsement of both of those counties.

What these developments demonstrate is that Montco DFA’s endorsements were in line with the majority of their frontline workers — their committee people.  Montco DFA will explore how we can advance these two campaigns. Hearty congratulations to Mary Ellen and Steve!

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* JOHN FETTERMAN for U.S. SENATE *
As the mayor of Braddock, a small down-on-its-luck town near Pittsburgh, he has been renowned for beginning a revitalization of his adopted town. Why has John’s entrance in this race turned more than a few heads?  Drop by and find out.

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* AL DERMOVSESIAN for HD-152 *

If one were to claim a small area of Far Northeast Philly, then from there cross into northern Montgomery County to claim a large chunk of that land, the HD-152 territory could be understood. Al serves on the Upper Moreland School Board.  He feels he can do a better job than the Republican incumbent in this state representative seat. Al is running unopposed in the Primary, but could use Montco DFA’s help to get his name out. Let’s see what we can do.

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* NOMINATING PETITIONS *

Candidates have entered the period in which they must gather a required number of signatures on their nominating petitions or they will not be permitted to run in our state. Our national DFA organization conducted a monitored poll of its members weeks ago to determine which presidential candidate they wanted to endorse. Since Bernie Sanders won with 87.9% of the vote, at Montco DFA we will have petitions for Bernie. You must be a Montgomery County registered Democrat to sign on the particular petition we will have available. Stop by to lend your signature to get Bernie on our ballot.

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* WHAT *   * WHEN *   * WHERE *
Montco DFA’s February meeting
Thursday, February 4, 2016
7:30 pm
Jenkintown Library    (Park and enter at rear.)
460 York Road    (across from IHOP)
Jenkintown, PA 19046

A lot is going on. Be a part of it.

Bernie petition gatherer,
Beverly Hahn
Chair, Montco DFA

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