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Chair George Badey, Vice Chair Tsiwen Law, Treasurer Rob Armstrong, Secretary Danielle Kleinman

September 6, 2021

RADNOR DEMOCRATS SPOTLIGHT ON 4th Ward LISA BOROWSKI
Lisa Borowski was first elected to the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners (BOC) to represent the 4th Ward in 2017. Sworn in January 2018, Lisa was elected President by a bipartisan vote of the BOC and served two terms as President and one as Vice-President. During her tenure, Lisa led efforts to fund long-overdue capital projects and enhance Township services. 
 
Looking forward, Lisa plans to focus on:
  • Stormwater - Across the Township stormwater continues to be an issue for homeowners and businesses as it impacts not only facilities but also Township infrastructure (roads, bridges, sewers).
  • Sewers - Radnor has an aging sewer system in need of significant maintenance and repair.
  • Land Development - Radnor is a very desirable place to live;  it needs a comprehensive plan to protect from overdevelopment.
  • Tree Canopy - Tree maintenance and a thorough replanting program are needed to maintain our beautiful canopy - now and into the future.
  • Safety & Security - Radnor is served by a first-class police department, along with fire/EMS. As our community and its needs grow, we must ensure that our first responders are staffed and equipped to continue to protect and serve.
  • Fiscal stewardship - Lisa, as part of over 10 years of Democratic leadership on the BOC, has led the charge to enhance township services while keeping taxes in check

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 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 is now in his first year at Widener University Delaware Law School. Her son, Justin, is a 2018 graduate of Radnor High School and currently a senior at Temple University Klein College of Media. 
 
Lisa’s parents, Dr. Frank and Kathy Cianciulli, are 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.  
 
website:       https://www.lisaborowski.com/
Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/LisaBinWard4/
 
Help support Lisa’s re-election effort on Thursday, September 9 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Elaine Schaefer’s Porch! Thank you!  https://www.evite.com/event/0083PNDV3DEAMQQPYEPMAOQ6JWP3Y4/?gid=028AMUWT2GCDIU6PEEPMAOWNJTJNQ4&emhm5=4c0ec2f2c0bdbf286e690d543adbfe61&emhs1=1d645ace73209eb01ed7b7ce4e916d734166c56a&emhs2=04c1a1527aac4624298a6b02fd9774f1759bf85a04a06ecd277fb22273b1c87d&utm_campaign=_view_invitation__bt&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=GUEST_INVITE_EVENT
 

 
 
 

 

FROM THE CHAIR:
Dear Fellow Radnor Democrats,

With Labor Day this week, the fall campaign season will launch in earnest. It also marks the first time in almost 50 years where the United States Supreme Court has refused to protect a woman’s right to choose.

 

The Texas anti-abortion law went into effect on September 1st and bans abortion after 6 weeks—when many women don’t even know they’re pregnant. It will stop about 85% of abortions in Texas. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. Of course this law only impacts women who cannot afford to travel out of state. The law also slyly skirts the Roe v. Wade Constitutional protections preventing states from limiting the right to abortion before fetal viability at about 22 to 24 weeks because the state will not enforce this new law. Deliberately. Private citizen-vigilantes will. ANY private citizen may file a lawsuit against ANY individual who “aids or abets,” or even intends to abet, an abortion in Texas after six weeks. Women seeking abortion themselves are exempt, but anyone who advises them (including a spouse), gives them a ride, provides counseling, staffs a clinic, and so on, can be sued by any random stranger. If the plaintiff wins, they pocket AT LEAST $10,000 plus court costs and legal fees. If the defendant doesn’t defend themselves, the court must find them guilty. And if the defendant wins, they get…nothing. Not even attorney’s fees. 

 

So, spying on neighbors will be rewarded, and nuisance lawsuits will ruin abortion providers, along with anyone accused of aiding and abetting—or intending to abet—an abortion. And the enforcers will be ordinary citizens, soon to be known as the American Taliban.

 

Texas has also just passed new voting restrictions that allow partisan poll watchers to have “free movement” in polling places, enabling them to intimidate voters. 

 

The Texas Supreme Court, full of Republicans, did not lift a finger on any of these issues. 

 

The Republican Party is empowering vigilantes to enforce their beliefs against their neighbors. We have seen Republican vigilantes here in our own community, likely financed and guided by national Republicans, spewing lies about our school board candidates. 

 

Thankfully we in Pennsylvania haven’t yet gone completely down this road. We still have a Democratic Governor - at least until the 2022 elections. We also have the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, a last line of defense against these extremists. WE MUST KEEP DEMOCRATS ON PENNSYLVANIA’S HIGHEST COURT. 

 

In two months Pennsylvania voters will fill a vacant Supreme Court seat. Next Saturday, September 11th, Maria McLaughlin, our Democratic candidate for Supreme Court, will be right here in Radnor at an event to raise money and visibility for her campaign. This is such a crucial election that the Mayor of Philadelphia, the Delco DA and other elected officials will all be on hand from 5 to 7 p.m. I urge you all to attend this outdoor event to help bolster our last line of defense. The donation link is https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-1987267218391233792

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the event this Saturday, please make every effort to support all of our candidates. Other events are also contained in this newsletter.   Here are the links to donate to our candidates:

 
SB - https://www.dems4radnorsb21.org/

Ward 2 - https://www.maggymyers.org/

Ward 3 - https://www.amjones.org/

Ward 4 - https://www.lisaborowski.com/

Ward 6 - https://www.averyrome.org/

Ken for Treasurer -  https://radnordemocrats.com/ken-frohlich-candidate-for-radnor-township-treasurer/

 

 

Democratically yours,

George Badey

Chair, Radnor Democratic Committee

 
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