Letter: Democrats can’t and won’t support Lewis

To The Editor, I am writing this letter because I believe Josh Maxwell will serve our community best as our next State Representative in the 74th State House District, and his opponent, candidate Harry Lewis, is a good man and a good person who is on the wrong side of history. I say this because I have known Harry all of his life. We grew up together in Carver Court, and along with many others, we...

Lewis, Maxwell agree on much during debate

74th District candidates differ on teacher retirement, share views elsewhere By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times CALN – 74th District State Senate Candidates Harry Lewis (R) and Josh Maxwell (D) both voiced their support for the Affordable Care Act, green energy legislation, raising the minimum wage, legalization of medical marijuana, and increased education funding at Sunday’s candidate...

Letter: Former student urges support for Lewis

To The Editor, I’m writing to urge everyone in the 74th District to vote for Harry Lewis for State Representative on Tuesday, Nov. 4th.  I am blessed to say that Mr. Lewis, or “Mr. Lew” as we called him in High School, played a big role in my life and personal development. I first met Mr. Lewis during my freshman year at Coatesville Area High School, when I decided to run track.  In addition...

Lewis tagged as one of ’14 races to watch in ’14’

Harry Lewis Jr., the Republican candidate for State Representative in the 74th District was selected as one of “14 races to watch in ’14” by the Republican State Leadership Committee. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Harry Lewis Jr. was selected as one of 14 candidates nationwide to highlighted by the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) recently announced as one its “14 in ‘14 Races...

Young want to fight for the American Dream

Says he worries opportunity is slipping away By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Joshua Young In the end, for Joshua Young, it’s about preserving that basic American Dream: starting with almost nothing and working one’s way into prosperity. Sitting outside the example of the auto service facility owned by his family he manages, Young, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for State Representative...

Maxwell puts focus on educational opportunities

74th district candidate wants better funding, better ideas for students By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Josh Maxwell When you ask Josh Maxwell why, for a second time, he’s decided to run for State Representative, it comes down to a couple of words: public education. The Downingtown native is among two Democrats — he is running against Caln Commissioner Joshua Young — seeking the nomination...

Young mailers prompt questions on endorsements

Coatesville Council member objects to being listed on campaign materials Updated: 12 p.m. 5/16/14 to add comment from Teamsters 384 official. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — The city’s Democratic Party leader and a City Council member are calling foul over a mailer sent out by State Representative candidate Joshua Young, saying that some of the individuals cited as supporting Young...

Op/Ed.: Cultivating economic development in Coatesville

By Josh Maxwell, Mayor of Downingtown Josh Maxwell Cultivating economic development is often a tricky endeavor.  On one hand, we want to incentivize job-creating businesses; on the other hand, we want to avoid missing out on valuable tax revenue for our communities.  In Downingtown we have been recognized for being able to use infill development opportunities with limited tax incentives to expand...

Ellison is out and so is the Tea Party

One — the former Democratic power-broker — knows he’s done, the other is oblivious By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times As we head into the holiday season — and hopefully, a couple of weeks of relative quiet — a few notes and thoughts on local political stuff and other news items. Maybe the topline item this morning is that James Ellison is out at Rhoads & Sinon — meaning he will no...

Lewis wants to unite in run for 74th

Seeks broad coalition to support his campaign By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Harry Lewis Jr. addresses supporters Wednesday night in declaring his candidacy for State Representative. COATESVILLE — Amidst a crowded room filled with supporters, friends, former colleagues and students, Harry Lewis Jr. said Wednesday night it would take a broad coalition supporting him for him to be elected as State...