On November 5th in Delaware County, three seats on county council, six judgeships, and the District Attorney’s office are on the countywide ballot.
Winning those seats could transform Delaware County for years to come! The positions up for grabs can enact new environmental policy, shift control of SEPTA’s board, deliver meaningful criminal justice reform, and help curb the gun violence epidemic.
Every election matters, and we’re urging the Democrats of DelCo not only to vote, but to support our Democratic candidates every day until Election Day. Here’s who you’ll see on the ballot in countywide races this November and how to help them win.
Who’s on the Ballot
Pennsylvania Superior Court
Thousands rely on Pennsylvania courts for a fair shot in the era of mass incarceration, anti-union litigation, and GOP gerrymandering. We must ensure the Superior Court—our state’s second highest circuit—consists of judges who work for the people!
Amanda Green-Hawkins grew up in a working-class union family. When she began her law career, she had the option to take a job at a high-powered law firm, but she chose to fight for workers instead.
For nearly twenty years, Amanda has defended workers’ rights in court as counsel for United Steelworkers. Now, she wants to fight for women and workers from the other side of the bench.
Judge Dan McCaffery grew up in working-class Philadelphia and has spent all his adult life serving the people.
Judge McCaffery now serves on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in one of the country’s busiest trial divisions. His record is one of sterling integrity and fairness, and he’s the only candidate, in any party, Highly Recommended by the PA Bar Association.
For Retention: Judge Anne Lazarus
A third Superior Court candidate, Judge Anne Lazarus, is eligible for retention on the circuit this November. Democrats should vote “Yes” on Judge Lazarus’ retention vote.
It’s the duty of the District Attorney to protect the people of Delaware County, and current DA Kat Copeland has dropped the ball on that charge, especially as it relates to addressing the gun violence epidemic.
It’s time for Delaware County to elect a District Attorney committed to reform, transparency, and fairness.
Jack knows the value of hard work. He worked with Treasurer Torsella to establish the PA ABLE savings program for people with disabilities, and as an independent prosecutor he’s ready to protect communities and restore faith in the justice system.
Jack aims to end the privatization of prisons, reform cash bail, stand up for working families, and implement smart policies to address the gun violence epidemic.
The Delaware County Council consists of five officials, each elected to staggered four year terms. In 2017, Democrats flipped two seats (the first popularly elected Democrats ever) and now need just one more win to control council for the first time!
If we do so, we’ll finally be in control of a number of key regional issues like public transportation accessibility, local environmental protection, and fair, secure access to the ballot box!
A campaign rooted in hard work and service, Monica is committed to protecting hardworking families through equal pay and a livable wage, affordable child care, and paid family leave.
Communities are strongest when we value economic prosperity while caring for the vulnerable. Monica is ready to be a voice for the people.
Elaine Paul Schaefer
Elaine has been a leader in preserving and protecting natural resources for over twenty years. She became deeply involved in local politics when she founded the Radnor Conservancy, leading the fight to save a historical farm from development.
Elaine is running for County Council to reform the unfair and inefficient county government, increase environmental preservation and sustainability, and address the lack of a county health department.
Christine knows how to make change in local government. She has worked to rebuild local infrastructure, improve financial accountability, and preserve open spaces on the Township Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners.
Christine wants to free the county from the control of the Republican machine. She knows the challenges facing small municipalities and is ready to fight for her community.