THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!
Photo Credit: Colleen Guiney
On February 24th, the Delaware County Democratic Committee endorsed a slate of countywide candidates at the Delaware County Democratic Nominating Convention.
Dr. Monica Taylor of Upper Darby joins Christine Reuther and Elaine Paul Schaefer of Radnor as the endorsed county council candidates, while state Deputy Treasurer of Consumer Programs and Public Engagement Jack Stollsteimer has been picked to try to unseat Republican Katayoun Copeland as District Attorney.
There are four Democrats seeking open seats on the Delaware County Common Pleas Court:
Former Magisterial District Judge Stephanie Klein, former Swarthmore Mayor Rick Lowe, Kelly Eckel, a trial attorney and Nusrat Rashid, who has maintained her own practice in Chester since 2010.
Congratulations to the outstanding slate of Endorsed Candidates for Court of Common Pleas (from left to right): The endorsement process began months ago with a series of forums around the county that allowed rank-and-file members to hear the candidates’ positions on the issues. This culminated in a meeting Sunday where tabulators counted and recounted paper ballots from 876 people credentialed to vote.
Elaine Schaefer, Amy Goldman and Rep. Jennifer O'Mara
Stephanie Klein, Rick Lowe, Kelly Eckel & Nusrat Rashid
Congratulations to the exceptional endorsed candidates (from left to right):
Monica Taylor - County Council, Jack Stollsteimer - District Attorney, Christine Reuther - County Council & Elaine Schaefer - County Council
New Book Club Is Starting!
A local book club is starting for area residents. “Politics and Prose” is intended to
enhance the exchange of ideas, to foster and encourage social, educational, cultural
and political discussion between civic-minded individuals. The goal is to create a
friendly environment where neighbors can discuss current, as well as classic books,
both fiction and non-fiction. It is an excellent opportunity to meet local residents who
share the value of building connected communities through dialogue and the sharing of
ideas. All are welcome.
“Politics and Prose” is sponsored by the Radnor Democratic Committee. The Radnor
Democrats seek to keep our community engaged and informed on the issues that
shape all our lives. The goal is to meet quarterly.
The first meeting of “Politics and Prose” is scheduled for:
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Location: Main Point Books, 116 N. Wayne Avenue, Wayne
Seating is limited to 25. (Reserve early)
Light refreshments will be served.
The first book to be discussed is “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. A ticket to the event,
as well as purchasing a copy of the book can be made by a contribution at this link with
the Radnor Democrats.
Our hosting venue – Main Point Books – will order discounted copies and have them
available for pickup during business hours two days after you ordered. Just give them
your name and that you have ordered through the “Politics and Prose” book club. If you
already have a copy of the book, we ask that you donate the cost of the book to the
Radnor Democratic Committee when you purchase a ticket. Just state in the comment
section when you are buying that you already have a copy.
Contribute to the RDC:
We need to replenish our coffers so that we can support our local School Board and Commissioner candidates this year. Every dollar you contribute helps; please help by clicking here!
Radnor Democrats March Meeting:
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
7 pm - 8:45 pm
114 W Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
Schedule for 2019 Radnor Democrats Meetings:
Wednesday March 20, 2019 (7 pm – 8:45 pm)
Wednesday April 10, 2019 (7 pm – 8:45 pm)
Wednesday May 15, 2019 ( 7 pm – 8:45 pm)
Saturday May 18, 2019 (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm) – material pick-up
Wednesday June 19, 2019 (7 pm – 8:45 pm)
Wednesday July 17 (7 pm – 8:45 pm)
Wednesday August 21, 2019 (7 pm – 8:45 pm)
Candidate for Judge of the
Court of Common Pleas
The oldest of five children, Nusrat grew up in a close knit family in York, Pennsylvania. Nusrat attended Swarthmore College where she received a BA in History in 1993 followed by Temple University School of Law from where she graduated in 1996.
Upon graduation from Temple Law, Nusrat got married and settled in Delaware County. Following a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Jacqueline Allen in Philadelphia, Nusrat entered private practice as a trial attorney in Philadelphia. Over the next twelve years, Nusrat represented hundreds of injured individuals, the elderly and union workers against corporate interests and insurance companies. She was responsible for mediations, arbitration hearings and jury and bench trials, as well as major settlement negotiations, firm practice development, and new associate training.
In early 2010, Nusrat opened her own practice in the City of Chester primarily focused on criminal defense and family law with her guiding philosophy: "Client-centered and Client-driven." Almost nine years later, Nusrat continues to work passionately protecting the constitutional rights of individuals accused of crimes and families in crisis, whether for private clients or in court appointed cases. Throughout her twenty year career, Nusrat has developed an outstanding professional reputation among her colleagues and the bench as an experienced and qualified courtroom attorney. .
Nusrat has been well recognized for her community service, including the 2017 Chester Democratic Committee Service Award, 2014 CHOICES Woman of the Year Award and the 2017 Charles Gordon Consistory #65, Chester Masonic Lodge Community Service Award. Nusrat is a proud supporter of local youth sports programs, grassroots Chester based service groups, the Crozer Library, the Chester Boys & Girls Club, and has worked with the Bar Association on its outreach program in Chester public schools.
FROM THE CHAIR
Our candidate slates are set, as we prepare for the May 21 Primary.
In Radnor Township this year we have four commissioner seats up for election; the odd numbered wards, 1, 3, 5, and 7. We have two incumbents seeking re-election, both Democrats. Jack Larkin in Ward 1 and Sean Farhy in Ward 7 have done an excellent job and we look forward to helping them both win full four year terms this November. Both Ward 3 and Ward 5 have open seats, with one term Republican Luke Clark in Ward 3 and three term Democrat John Nagle in Ward 5 both not seeking re-election. John Nagle was first elected in 2009 to an unexpired term in Ward 5 in a monumental year when Democrats gained the majority in Radnor for the first time in over 130 years. John Nagle's commitment to our community has been exemplary, and while he will be missed on the Board of Commissioners, we're hopeful that he will still be available to fulfill his duties as an elder statesman of Radnor Township.
We have two excellent Democratic candidates running for these two open seats; Damien Enderle in Ward 3 and Moira Mulroney in Ward 5. I won't steal their thunder by enumerating all the reasons that they will be excellent commissioners, but suffice it to say that they will make all Radnor Democrats proud. We are hopeful that the result of the 2019 General Election will be an increased Democratic majority of 5-2.
For School Board, five seats are up in 2019, four currently held by Republicans and one held by Democrat Amy Goldman.
Just last week our five Democratic School Board candidates have filed their nomination petitions. Again, we have five spectacular, well-qualified and engaged candidates who will make us proud. In addition to incumbent Amy Goldman, Democrats Liz Duffy, Jeff Jubelirer, Nancy Monahan, and Bradley Moore complete our ticket.
At the county level, our own Elaine Schaeffer received the Democratic Party endorsement for County Council along with Christine Reuther and Monica Taylor. For judge, Nusrat Rashid, Kelly Eckel, Stephanie Klein and Rick Lowe won the endorsements.
Hopes are high that 2019 will be THE year when Democrats finally win control of Delaware County for the first time since 1875 - a total of 144 consecutive years!
It's gonna be a great ride this year!!
Chair, Radnor Democratic Committee