RADNOR DEMOCRATS SPOTLIGHT ON:
6TH WARD CANDIDATE: AVERY ROME
Avery Rome is the 2021 endorsed Democratic candidate to represent Ward 6 on the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners. If elected, she would be the first Democrat ever to represent the 6th Ward in the history of Radnor Township.
Avery is an accomplished journalist, editor, and teacher. She worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than three decades, including serving as the Deputy Managing Editor for Writing and Projects and the Editor of Inquirer Magazine. During her newspaper career, she won 40 awards, and projects she guided to print won over 200 prizes.
As a journalist at a Pulitzer Prize-winning publication serving our community, Avery explored issues of local importance, always considering multiple points of view. In the newsroom, she honed her ability to lead talented and committed professionals. Avery believes that those experiences and skills will serve her well if she is elected to represent Ward 6 on Radnor Township’s Board of Commissioners. As a Commissioner, Avery will tackle the issues affecting our community and listen to the viewpoints of all of her constituents. She will work responsibly and civilly with her colleagues on the Board so that, together, they can fulfill the important mission of serving the needs of all Township residents.
As a Township Commissioner, Avery will focus on the following key issues:
Alleviating our stormwater crisis;
Ensuring that our first responders are adequately funded, staffed, and equipped;
Crafting a thoughtful land development plan that promotes economic growth while protecting against over-development;
Fixing Radnor’s aging sewer system;
Maintaining our wonderful parks and trails and a healthy tree canopy; and
Building an inclusive community in Radnor that is welcoming to people of all backgrounds.
Avery is also a certified Penn State Master Gardener and helps grow fresh produce for the West Chester Food Cupboard as a volunteer at Rushton Farm in Newtown Square. She is knowledgeable and passionate about best practices in sustainable horticulture and environmental stewardship and, as a Township Commissioner, will work to preserve the natural vibrancy and green spaces of Radnor.
Avery has lived with her family in Radnor Township for almost 30 years, all of them in the 6th Ward. Her husband, Jeff Price, a former Inquirer editor now working with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, spent 20 years as a coach and commissioner in the Radnor Wayne Little League. Both of their sons attended Radnor public schools.
Avery is humbled and thrilled to seek the honor of serving our amazing community as the next Ward 6 Commissioner, but she is in a tough race. She is the only Radnor Democratic Commissioner or School Board candidate who is taking on an incumbent, and the Radnor GOP is rallying behind her Republican opponent in an effort to save his seat. Please help Avery by donating to her campaign at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/averyromeforcommissioner2021 or signing up for a volunteer shift at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4baba72ea5fc1-avery. Find out more at www.AveryRome.org.