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PRESS RELEASES – Joe Webster
Party presents its strongest-ever slate for May 15 Primary Election
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — Anticipating a great opportunity for party gains in 2018, the Montgomery County Democratic Committee on Thursday night endorsed a distinguished slate of candidates for the May 15 primary election.
County Democratic Chairman Joe Foster, speaking to hundreds of Democratic committee members, candidates and volunteers inside the packed auditorium of Colonial Elementary School, Plymouth Meeting, said that Republican irresponsibility and irrationality in both Washington and Harrisburg make this an election that is crucial for the future of American democracy.
“This is the year that the Democratic Party is going to step forward,” Foster said. “We are going to have the opportunity to inform voters what is important to us. I believe in the Democratic Party because I know we are right. We are right on student debt. We are right on the right to equal pay. We are right on ensuring that everyone has access to healthcare. We are right on a fair and just tax system.”
The Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee met last weekend and endorsed Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Senator Bob Casey for re-election. Montco Democrats made endorsements for State Senate, State House, and representatives to the Democratic State Committee.
Any effort to make endorsements in the five Congressional districts that currently include parts of Montgomery County was complicated by uncertainty over district boundaries for the 2018 election. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ordered the redrawing of congressional districts to eliminate the politically-motivated gerrymandering that a Republican-controlled Legislature foisted on Pennsylvania after the 2010 Census. Foster said the party would meet again at a later date for U.S. House endorsements.
The party, which heard from several well-qualified and strong Democrats running for lieutenant governor, chose not to make an endorsement for that office. The committee voted for an open primary.
Foster said the party’s State Senate and State House candidates represent the strongest slate that Democrats have ever had in Montgomery County.
150th District (Collegeville, Skippack Township, Upper Providence Township, Lower Providence Township, West Norriton Township) — Joe Webster. A senior executive, Joe is a retired Air Force colonel with a doctorate in public policy. He has three “mostly grown” children.