Friday, May 3, 2013
Norristown Municipal Council candidates Marlon Millner and Mao Howell are asking residents to join them this Friday night for a community walk.
Mao Howell, candidate for one of Norristown's at-large council seats in this May's primary race, posted to his Facebook page recently calling on residents to join him and current Councilman and At-Large Candidate Marlon Millner this Friday, May 3 for a late night community walk in Norristown. Millner mentioned his late-night forays into Norristown's neighborhoods to meet with residents at the recent Meet the Candidates forum at Theatre Horizon on Monday, April 29. There he called on other candidates and those in the audience to call on him anytime to take to the streets. Millner, Howell and other walkers plan meet tonight at midnight a at George and West Marshall streets. According to Howell's post, the aim of the gathering is to "…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Local candidates for Norristown Municipal Council and Norristown Area School Board met with residents and voters at Theater Horizon Monday night.
Watch a recorded livestream of Monday night's Meet the Candidates Forum here on Norristown Patch (courtesy of Iron Age Theatre Company). The forum this Monday night at Theatre Horizon gave voters and residents an opportunity to meet and hear from those running in the primary election for Norristown Municipal Council and Norristown Area School Board. The primaries for the Nov. 5 election are being held on May 21 and there are quite a few seats up for grabs. Candidates invited to the forum included: Running for At-Large Council Seat Running for Ward 1 Council Seat Running for Ward 3 Council Seat Running for Norristown Area School Board
Residents will have a chance to meet the candidates for Norristown Municipal Council and Norristown Area School Board Monday night at Theatre Horizon.
Join voters and Norristown residents Monday night at Theatre Horizon for a "Meet the Candidates" forum. Voters will have an opportunity to meet and hear from those running in the primary election for Norristown Municipal Council and Norristown Area School Board. The forum is being held at 6:30 p.m. at Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb St. in Norristown. The primaries for the Nov. 5 election are being held on May 21 and there are quite a few seats up for grabs. Candidates invited to the forum include: Running for At-Large Council Seat Running for Ward 1 Council Seat Running for Ward 3 Council Seat Running for Norristown Area School Board May 14 – Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot. May 17 – Last day for County Board of Elections to …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Come out to Theatre Horizon this Monday and meet the candidates for several local Norristown seats in this election.
The primaries for the Nov. 5 election are being held on May 21 and there are quite a few seats up for grabs, both on council and on the school board. Norristown resident Mary Ellen DiGregorio has organized a "Meet the Candidates" forum to give voters a chance to meet and hear from those running in the primary. The forum is being held at 6:30 p.m. this Monday at Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb St. in Norristown. Candidates invited to the forum include: Running for At-Large Council Seat Running for Ward 1 Council Seat Running for Ward 3 Council Seat Running for Norristown Area School Board May 14 – Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot. May 17 – Last day for County Board of …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
We've got the rundown on the local delegates going to each party's convention.
The polls have all reported in and while there wasn't much of a contest anywhere on the board in our area (except for the special election in the 153rd to fill Josh Shapiro's vacated seat), folks have been wondering who we'll be sending to the national conventions to represent the parties locally this year. Keep in mind these results are unofficial. Here's the rundown: Republicans The Republicans in District 13 (which includes Norristown and parts of East Norriton) were looking for three names for the convention in Tampa Bay, Florida in August. They were asked to pick three delegates and three alternates. The top three delegates were William E. Donnelly, Thomas Jay Ellis and Michael J. McMonagle. The top three alternates were Agnes …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Local political blogger Joe "The Nerd" Ferraro thinks former Senator Rick Santorum has a chance at doing a victory dance in the Republican endzone.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
From Joe "The Nerd" Ferraro's blog on The Huffington Post: This is a contrary view, but Rick Santorum wins the GOP nomination. You can make an analogy that Rick Santorum, the Pittsburgh Penguin, scored a hat trick on Tuesday night with victories in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri. Seeing pictures of both the Linux Penguin and the former junior senator from Pennsylvania (never got to the senior prom) has convinced me if they were not separated at birth – there are genetic components in play. But I think that giving him the name Pittsburgh Stealer may be a more proper description. (God, I hope the rest of the country does not blame the Philly area for this guy.) He is about to steal the nomination from Mitt Romney. It really doesn't take a…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The company that owns the rights to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" said the presidential candidate did not have permission to use it when he visited the Moose Lodge.
Newt Gingrich played to a packed house when he visited Doylestown in September, but now he's being sued for what he played. Rude Music Inc., owned by a member of the band Survivor, is suing the Republican presidential candidate for playing "Eye of the Tiger" as he strode into the Oscar Martin room of the Doylestown Moose Lodge. The company filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. The suit cites Gingrich's own website as proof that he used the song at his appearance in Doylestown, according to Fox News. Rude Music claims Gingrich also used the song without permission at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in 2010 and at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2009, 2010 and …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The numbers are still unofficial but over 99% of precincts have reported in.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of State Election Returns, at 2:45 p.m., May 18, 9,179 of 9,248 districts, 99.25% statewide have reported their 2011 Primary Election results. Republican Vic Stabile* – 375,277 votes, 65.4% Paula A. Patrick – 198,742 votes, 34.6 % Democrat David N. Wecht* – 599,494 votes, 100% Republican Paul P. Panepinto – 170,329 votes, 29.7% Anne Covey*– 402,767 votes, 70.3% Democrat Kathryn Boockvar* – 308,329 votes, 50.2 % Barbara Behrend Ernsberger – 305,535 votes, 49.8% *Will appear on the 2011 General Election ballot Please note: These election results are unofficial projections, until certified by the state and county.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Montgomery County Board of Elections has released preliminary numbers in several races.
The Montgomery County Board of Elections has released preliminary numbers in several local primary races today. Norristown Patch is reporting the results as they stand now. Remember, all results are unofficial until the election is certified by the Montgomery County Board of Elections. Once certified, the official election results will include all write-in votes, provisional ballots, military and overseas absentee ballots. Here's what we have so far: In the Norristown Municipal Council's Ward 4 race, with all precincts reporting, the uncontested Republican candidate Joseph E. Epifanio earned 99 votes. On the Democrat side, it looks like Gary H. Simpson has eked out a win over David M. Hodo garnering 136 votes to Hodo's 117. In the …
While it's been a mostly pleasant day at the polls, there have been a few "incidents" being run through the rumor mill.
Before I get to the thrilling tales of possibly drunk candidates being ejected from polling sites and already-elected officials getting into shoving matches with voters, I owe my readers an apology. I completely dropped the ball on the special election in the 1st District (or Ward, depending on who you talk to. More about that later.) to replace retiring council member Mila Hayes, who stepped down in the beginning of the year. I was reading it as a standard primary race on my spreadsheet, but Republican Russell C. Morello, Jr. and Democrat Mary M. DeSouza are actually battling for the seat. It's the one race everyone can vote in regardless of party affiliation and I neglected to accurately reflect that in my coverage. I didn't realize my …