Thursday, June 14, 2012

Recent Paul Drucker News

Paul Drucker is running to regain the state house seat, the 157th district, that he was elected to in 2008 but lost in 2010.    He has released a new position statement on transportation and jobs.  Transportation is one of Drucker's areas of interest.  The Paoli train station is in his district.  According to the Great American Stations website, the Paoli station is the most heavily used station in the western Philadelphia suburbs.  Drucker has continued an active role in the communities he represented.  He was appointed to the board of directors for the Greater Philadelphia Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce as well as TMACC (Transportation Management Association of Chester County.) Earlier this year SEPTA announced it was designating $7.5 million to design a new station in Paoli ("Paoli station gets design money, but no shovel for awhile," by Alan Thomas, Mainline Media News, 2/05/2012).

Drucker was the first Democrat elected in the 157thdistrict.  Prior to that he was the first Democrat elected to the Tredyffrin Township supervisor in the township's history.  His re-election campaign is considered by many to be the keystone race in the keystone state.   The 157th, is in Chester and Montgomery Counties, in the Tredyffrin Township, Phoenixville area. 

This evening three sitting state representative, Dwight Evans, Mike Gerber, and Cherelle Parker, were among those hosting a fund-raising event for Drucker in Mt. Airy.  The state house was in session until around 7:30 so the three were not able to attend.  About 25 people came out to hear Drucker talk about the worked he had done representing his district while he was in office, and since then, as well as priorities for the coming election.  Among those, besides transportation, are jobs,  education, and conservation.  

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