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...

The silliest of silly seasons cranks up

Playing the Walker ‘blame game’ and hijinks in the Sixth race By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times It’s just one month until election day and the gloves have come off, from dueling ads (of questionable veracity at times), protests, endorsements, temper tantrums and worst of all: the lawyers have been unleashed. So, in other words, it’s a pretty typical October, when politics goes from...

Numbers, both in polls and finance reports tell a story

While Corbett’s numbers suggest a Democratic opportunity, can they raise enough $$ to take advantage? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Not to beat a dead horse, but there are even more bad poll numbers this week to make even the stoutest of Republicans more than a tad worried about not just the fate of Gov. Tom Corbett, but whether an electoral tsunami could hurt down-ballot candidates, but...

Primary aftermath: Dinniman comes out the big winner

The state senator was not on the ballots, but he emerged as county’s top Democrat By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times While most primary elections in non-presidential years are kind of ho-hum events, Tuesday’s elections turned out to be more revealing than expected, and at minimum give us some hint of what is to come in November. Not shockingly, turnout was lousy, especially on the Republican...

Maxwell, Walker, Houghton win primaries

Wolf landslide seen as tempering Democratic turnout By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times A number of closely watched races from the governor down to local state legislative races thought to be competitive turned out to be blow outs Tuesday — as Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell won the Democratic nod for State Representative in the 74th District and Cuyler Walker won the Republican nomination for State...

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...

Letter: Maxwell is the best choice in the 74th

To The Editor: Democrats in the newly-created 74th legislative district in Chester County have a clear choice to make in the May 20th Democratic primary. Only one candidate has proven capable of representing our party’s high ideals and earning the Party’s endorsement. We must send a strong, honorable, and experienced leader to Harrisburg, Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell. I personally know both...