2019 Democratic Candidates for Warren County, PA
Pennsylvania Statewide Candidates
for Superior Court
Amanda has devoted her legal career to serving working families as attorney for labor unions. She also serves on Allegheny City Council and in dozens of PA charitable organizations. Amanda was a DNC delegate in 2016 and has volunteered her time for voter protection in elections dating back to 2008.
Judge Dan McCaffery
for Superior Court
Since 2013, Judge McCaffery has served on Philadelphia’s Court of Commonwealth Pleas. Prior, he served in the US Army, graduated from Temple Law, and spent 28 years as an attorney. Judge McCaffery is highly recommended by the PA Bar Association.
Judge Anne Lazarus
Every ten years, Superior Court judges undergo a Yes/No retention vote on whether their term should be extended to another ten years. Judge Lazarus has been a fair and principled steward of justice for the past decade. She is an ally of workers, women, and communities of color, and she’s more than deserving of a continued term on the court.
Warren County Candidates
Jeff Eggleston for Commissioner
Paul Giannini for Commissioner
Warren City Council Candidates
Phil Gilbert for City Council
Gilbert Focus Areas:
Expand Farmers Market
We need more sustainable farming and healthier food options and the Farmers Market is a great source of locally grown food. Mr. Gilbert will focus on removing red tap and expanding the Farmers Market to help it thrive.
The Pridewalk Program has helped folks pay for sidewalk repairs, but we need more. Mr. Gilbert will take the Pridewalk Program and begin aggressively targeting and repairing sidewalks throughout the City. The City needs to be proactive to address this important issue and keep our City walkable.
Supports Young Entrepreneurs
As President of Innovault, the new co-working space downtown which supports young people starting businesses, Mr. Gilbert believes it is vitally important to create more of these opportunities to help small businesses get started and become sustainable.
Doug Hearn for City Council
Hearn Focus Areas:
With the move of Allegheny Outfitters and brewery and rock-climbing wall into the former Loranger Building, it is time to focus the City’s energies on a full redevelopment of the Riverfront. That would include expanding community space for gatherings, the installation of boat launches for greater access to the river and event development to promote recreation.
Mr. Hearn believes strongly in a positive environment and concern for one’s neighbor. That’s why he’s interested in community development and offering organization and leadership to encourage safety and development. With the redevelopment challenges we face, we need to work together to make the biggest impact.
Aaron Stearns for City Council
Stearns Focus Areas:
As a resident near Madison Avenue, Mr. Stearns is very familiar with the issues with Paving in the City and intends to make it his #1 priority to increase the paving budget and address potholes. This is of great concern to taxpayers and Mr. Stearns will give it his full attention.
High-Spead Internet Expansion
Warren County has one of the lowest broadband penetration rates in the State. If we’re going to grow, we need high-speed internet to develop modern businesses and draw young people back to our community. Mr. Stearns intends to work with local and regional companies to build a coalition and drawdown Federal grants to help pay for broadband expansion in the City of Warren.
Supports First Responders
As a volunteer fireman, Mr. Stearns intends to do everything he can to make sure fireman and police are properly compensated, trained and equipped to do the job.
Patrick Miniaci for Brokenstraw Township Supervisor
Patrick Miniaci has lived for over 41 years in Brokenstraw Township and has spent his life here because of the area’s community, natural beauty, and abundance of outdoor activities. He’s worked as an Industrial Engineers and retired as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. It’s this type of education and technical ability Patrick will bring to the Supervisor’s position to benefit the residents of Brokenstraw.
As Township Supervisor, Mr. Miniaci will apply his extensive planning and organizational skills to accomplish the follow priorities:
Maintain and Improve the Condition of Township Roads
One of the fundamental responsibilities of a municipal government is the management of infrastructure and as a Supervisor, Mr. Miniaci believes his engineering background makes him uniquely qualified to survey and manage infrastructure projects in Brokenstraw. It is his intention to thoroughly evaluate every road and do everything he can to make needed repairs in as frugal and long-lasting a manner as possible.
Addressing Blight and Redevelopment
With a declining population, the Township needs leaders who’re going to take on the difficult issue of blighted property and redevelopment. It is Mr. Miniaci’s plan to coordinate with County Government and other entities to be aggressive in addressing blight and redevelopment. Every blighted property draws drugs and negative elements to our community and affects our property values. We need to clean this up with every tool at our disposal. Mr. Miniaci will make this a top priority.
Improve Broadband/High-Speed Internet
To support businesses and encourage growth, we need high-speed internet. Mr. Miniaci will work with Youngsville Television and other entities willing to collaborate to expand internet access and fight for state and federal grants that will help fund broadband buildouts. We can’t wait any longer. We need better internet access!
List of other Democratic Candidates
|County Auditor||Heleena Swanson|
|Brokenstraw Township Supervisor (6 Year)||Brian Olsen|
|Brokenstraw Township Supervisor (2 Year)||Patrick Miniaci|
|Columbus Township Supervisor (6 Year)||Lonny Eastman|
|Freehold Township Supervisor (6 Year)||Tom Eyler|
|Glade Township Auditor (6 Year)||Coralee Wenzel|
|Pittsfield Township Auditor (6 Year)||John Glenn|
|Pleasant Township Supervisor (2 Year)||Andrew Brooks|
|Spring Creek Township Auditor (6 Year)||Lori Weidner|
|Watson Township Auditor (6 Year)||Deborah Crone|