Wednesday, November 7, 2012
With nearly all precincts reporting, incumbent Democrat Daylin Leach defeated GOP challenger Charles Gehret.
With nearly all of the precincts reporting, incumbent Democratic state Sen. Daylin Leach has defeated GOP challenger Charles Gehret handily in the 17th District, with more than 65% of the vote. Leach is a ten-year veteran of state politics, having been elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2002 and the State Senate in 2009. Before throwing his hat in the ring in the 17th, Gehret was chief fiscal officer and top aide for Pennsylvania's Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley. Leach accepted the win late this evening. "Well, it appears that I have been re-elected," Leach wrote in a post on his campaign's Facebook page. "I want to thank everyone for all of their help and support. Truly, I am humbled. And I am hardly ever humbled." …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Daylin Leach will face off with Charles Gehret on Election Day.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A closer look at the race for the 17th State Senatorial District, which is made up Bridgeport, Conshohocken, West Conshocken, Narberth and Norristown Boroughs, and East Norriton, Lower Merion, Narberth, Plymouth and Upper Merion Townships in Montgomery county, and parts of Delaware County. About Daylin Leach: Daylin Leach spent 17 years practicing law before being elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2002, and the State Senate in 2009. In the Senate, Leach serves as the Democratic Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and on the Communications and Technology, Aging and Youth, Local Government, Policy, and Public Health and Welfare Committees. Learn more about Leach's background here. About Charles Gehret: Charles Gehret …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The two Pennsylvania lawmakers debate the voter ID law on national television.
On Sunday, state senator Daylin Leach (D-17) and House majority leader Mike Turzai (R-28) took to the national airwaves on Fox News' "America's News HQ" to debate the Pennsylvania Voter ID law. Both lawmakers have drawn national attention for their comments about the law: Turzai with the infamous quote that the law would "allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania" (which he has since clarified would be accomplished by limiting voter fraud), and Leach with his June follow-up of "if you have to stop people voting to win elections, your ideas suck." The two had the opportunity to go toe-to-toe for about five minutes on Sunday's program, as seen in the above video.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Politicians, community leaders, artists and supporters gathered on Wednesday to celebrate Norristown's newest mural.
A crowd of supporters gathered in Lafayette Street Wednesday morning to hear local politicians, communtiy leaders and artists dedicate the new mural at the foot of the Norristown Arts Hill. In addition to speeches from state Sen. Daylin Leach, Norristown Arts Council President Rich Rogers, Norristown Councilman Bill Caldwell and Philadelphia Mural Arts Program founder Jane Golden, artist Matthew Bush (who created the mural) and spoken word artist Mydera "SpeakMeFree" Robinson also spoke on the importance of the arts. Robinson even read an original poem she wrote for the occasion titled "Color Us a Community. [See the video posted to YouTube by Iron Age Theatre.] The mural was paid for by a state grant secured by state Sen. Leach's office…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Supporters and community leaders will cut the ribbon on Norristown's newest mural at 11:30 a.m. today.
The mural at DeKalb and Lafayette streets is finally finished and community leaders and supporters will gather at the base of Norristown's Art Hill for a dedication ceremony at 11:30 a.m. today. Norristown Ambassador Hank Cisco will cut the ribbon and state Sen. Daylin Leach, Norristown Arts Council President Rich Rogers, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Executive Director Jane Golden, Councilman Bill Caldwell and artist Matthew Bush will offer comments on the occasion. Norristown Spoken Word Artist Mydera "SpeakMefree" Robinson will read on original poem. The mural was funded by a state grant secured by state Sen. Leach's office. --- Related Stories
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Artists have been working hard to finish the final installation of the mural at DeKalb and Lafayette streets.
It's taken a lot of planning and hard work, but the final touches are finally being put on the Norristown's new mural on the corner of DeKalb and Lafayette Streets. Plenty of people have been commenting on the colorful new gateway to our town and some folks have even posted there own photos of the process to Flickr. Flickr users LolaGeek and the Montgomery County Planning Commission have some great shots of the mural in progress you can see in our gallery. Have you taken any great pics of the mural? Upload them to our gallery! --- Related Stories
Friday, June 29, 2012
Users of the social news website gravitated to the suburban Philadelphia state senator's thoughts on voter-identification policies.
"If you have to stop people voting to win elections, your ideas suck." That's what Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery, Delaware) said Wednesday morning at a news conference about the state's new voter-identification law, Philadelphia Weekly's blog 'PhillyNow' reported. And that's what drew the attention of thousands of Reddit.com users nationwide, when the story was shortly posted on that social news website, headlined with that quote. More than 1.5 million people read Reddit's politics page, or "subreddit", according to the site's statistics. The story featuring Leach become popular enough to at one point reach the page's top spot. Reddit users click 'up' and 'down' arrows on posts they like or dislike, and the running vote totals are used …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the Norristown area
Friday, June 15, 2012
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Norristown 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 Congress, District 7 Pat Meehan (R) George Badey (D) Representative in Congress, District 13 Joseph Rooney (R) …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Members of the community are invited to help bring the mural to life. Only a select number of painters can be accommodated. RSVP today!
The Norristown Arts Hill has announced the rescheduled date for the Norristown Mural Project's Community Painting Day on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to noon on the third floor of the Centre Theater at 208 Dekalb Street. Bothe adults and children are welcome to attend to help with the painting. The event is intended to give residents an opportunity to have a hand in creating the mural designed by Philadelphia artist Matthew Bush that will eventually be installed on the southern wall of the building at 201 DeKalb Street (at the corner of Lafayette and DeKalb streets.) The mural is meant to act as a welcome gateway to Norristown for folks coming from the DeKalb Street Bridge. "A mural, more than other art forms, requires that the artist …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Here are five things to know about Norristown and life today.
1. In an effort to update constituents on past, present and future activities, Norristown Municipal Council is holding a districtwide town meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Greater Norristown PAL at 340 Harding Blvd. All Norristown residents are invited to attend and share their thoughts and ideas about the future of our town. Come out make your voice heard. 2. Speaking of council, they're still looking for engaged residents to serve on volunteer boards like the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing, Open Space and Blighted Property boards, just to name a few. Submit your letter of interest, with your qualifications and resumes, to the Administration Department, Municipality of Norristown, 235 E. Airy St., Norristown, PA 19401. Call the …