Delco Times: Delaware County Democrats endorse candidates for election


By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times NETHER PROVIDENCE — State Rep. Margo Davidson won the endorsement of the Delaware County Democratic Committee members in 164th Legislative District. The committee members selected Davidson, of Upper Darby, Thursday at the Delaware County Democratic Committee’s nominating convention. Davidson earned 32 votes, beating challengers Billy Smith (18 votes), of Lansdowne, and Dafan Zhang (one vote), of East Lansdowne. However, the party nearly voted to withhold an endorsement in the district, which includes Lansdowne and Yeadon for the first time. A motion to do so failed by a vote of 29-24. Party members also voted to endorse Leanne Krueger-Braneky in the 161st Legislative District, …

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Judith Lalonde and Vince Rongione

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL LEADERS UNITED IN ENDORSEMENT OF VINCE RONGIONE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DREXEL HILL – Today, Drexel Hill Attorney Vince Rongione received the endorsement of a long list of local officials, including the Chairs of every Democratic committee within the 163rd district. Officials endorsing include: – Aldan Democratic Committee Chairman Michael Ceci – Aldan Democratic Committee Vice Chairmen Dan Procopio – Havertown Democratic Committee Chairwoman Judith LaLonde – Havertown Democratic Committee Vice Chairman Brian Kennedy – Upper Darby Democratic Committee Chairman Ed Bradley – Upper Darby Democratic Committee Vice Chairman Matt Silva – State Committee Representatives Mary Ellen Balchunis, Angela D’Alessandro, John Innelli, Colleen Guiney, Gerry Lawrence, and …

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Delco Times: Plumbers Union Local 690 backing Dem candidate for 163rd District

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times Posted: 02/03/14 Pennsylvania Plumbers Union Local 690 announced Monday that it is endorsing Vince Rongione for the 163rd Legislative District. Business Manager John Kane said the union is supporting Rongione because the Upper Darby Democrat proved to be a tireless worker while serving as an aide to former U.S. Rep. Joseph Sestak. “He’s an extremely smart guy,” Kane said. “He wants the job, which is most important. … He understands that job creating and education are among the most important things out there.” Local 690 historically has supported state Rep. Nicholas Micozzie, an Upper Darby Republican who announced last week that he is …

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RONGIONE ENDORSED BY PLUMBERS AS NEXT STATE REP FOR 163RD MICOZZIE SUPPORTERS ENTHUSIASTICALLY BACK RONGIONE DREXEL HILL - On Monday, Pennsylvania Plumbers Local 690 endorsed Vince Rongione, candidate for the 163rd District. Business Manager, John Kane, and Local 690 were eager to support Rongione early on, as the right choice to lead the our area forward. The prominent building trades union supported Nick Micozzie in the past. “We supported Rep. Micozzie in the past, and we know that Vince Rongione has what it takes to create jobs and grow our local economy into the future,” said John Kane, Local 690 Business Manager. “Vince is a regular neighborhood guy who knows where …

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