Archive of posts for July, 2011:

Shapiro/Richards Campaign Opens Conshohocken Field Office

Posted by admin on Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nate Adams of the Plymouth Whitemarsh Patch writes:

Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards were on hand with supporters to celebrate the opening of a new field office on Wednesday.

Area supporters joined Democratic County Comissioner Candidates Josh Shaprio and Leslie Richards at the opening of the campaign’s new Conshohocken field office on Wednesday.

According to Frank Custer, communications director for the campaign, the Fayette Street-office will serve as an information center and volunteer staging area for residents of the borough, as well Plymouth and Whitemarsh.

“If area residents have questions about the campaign or want to volunteer, this is the place to come,” he said. “There will be at least one full-time person here all the time.”

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Shapiro Richards Office Openings

Posted by admin on Monday, July 25, 2011

Above Average Jane writes:

Of the three counties I cover Montgomery County posts the most information about events on their website, which makes it easier to cover events there. This weekend I attended two office openings for the Josh Shapiro / Leslie Richards (Democratic) campaign for County Commissioner. Montgomery County is the third largest county in Pennsylvania, larger than Boston and Atlanta. It’s a race that many across the state are watching (see Politics PA’s analysis of the race with a link to their interview of Shapiro & Richards).

The campaign already had two offices, one in Abington, Shapiro’s home territory, and Ardmore (see news articles on these openings at www.shapirorichards.com). This weekend offices in Elkins Park and Lansdale opened. A fifth, in Conshohocken, is due to open next week. More offices open throughout the county before the November election.

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Shapiro-Richards Campaign Comes to Upper Gwynedd

Posted by admin on Monday, July 25, 2011

Keith Heffintrayer of Lansdale Patch writes:

The Democratic ticket sees Lansdale and its surrounding municipalities as critical locations in their efforts to win November’s county commissioner election

Saturday afternoon saw the official arrival of the Shapiro-Richards campaign to Upper Gwynedd, as prominent Democrats and a large group of supporters celebrated the opening of a new field office at the intersection of Valley Forge Road and Sumneytown Pike.

“We think this is a critical community for us, and we know there’s a lot of support and a massive amount of volunteers who have already come forward looking to help,” said Josh Shapiro.  “This is a strategic area for us and we’re incredibly proud of the support we’ve received.  We’re looking to build on that support throughout the rest of the county.” Read the rest of this entry »

Democrats announce opening of Shapiro-Richards Ardmore campaign office

Posted by admin on Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Main Line Times writes:

The campaign of Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards for Montgomery County commissioner opened its second campaign office Saturday in Ardmore.

The Ardmore office, at 1 E. Lancaster Ave., is expected to be open seven days a week and will serve as the Main Line operations center for a full range of campaign activities including phone-banking, canvassing and other volunteer projects. Anyone interested in volunteering for the Shapiro-Richards campaign is encouraged to stop in or call the office at 215-886-7376. Initial hours for the Ardmore office are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

The Shapiro-Richards campaign, which has its main headquarters in Abington, expects to open five more offices throughout the county soon.

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Races to Watch: Montgomery County Commissioner

Posted by admin on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Keegan Gibson of Politics PA writes:

When we asked PA’s politicos what were the races to watch in 2011, we heard about a dozen campaigns going on this year. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to highlight the races that our readers are watching.

It seems no race has the attention of PA’s politicos this year more than the Montgomery County Commissioner race.

It makes sense: Montgomery is the third largest county in PA and with a population over 800,000, it’s larger than a Congressional district.

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Shapiro/Richards Campaign Opens Ardmore Office

Posted by admin on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tom Sunnergren of the Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch writes:

On July 9, Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards continued their campaign for Montgomery County commissioner with the opening of a new office in Ardmore.

The 1 East Lancaster Avenue facility—which, along with their Abington headquarters is the second office Shapiro and Richards have opened—will have hours seven days a week and will serve as the campaign’s Main Line operations center. According to a press release, the office will be used primarily for phone banking, canvassing, and general volunteer projects.

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Press Release: Shapiro-Richards campaign opens Ardmore office

Posted by admin on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ardmore, PA (July 11, 2011) – The intensifying campaign of Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards for Montgomery County commissioner opened its second campaign office Saturday in Ardmore.

The Ardmore office, located at 1 East Lancaster Avenue, is expected to be open seven days a week and will serve as the Main Line operations center for a full range of campaign activities including phone banking, canvassing and other volunteer projects.  Anyone interested in volunteering for the Shapiro-Richards campaign is encouraged to stop in or call the office at 215-886-7376.  Initial hours for the Ardmore office are 9 am to 9 pm Monday through Thursday, and 9 am to 5 pm Friday through Sunday.

The Shapiro-Richards campaign, which has its main headquarters in Abington, expects to open five more offices throughout the county in the near future.

“Josh and Leslie have been taking their message to all corners of the county, and these new offices will allow us to establish a strong presence in strategic locations throughout the county and enable us to supplement the work being done by Josh and Leslie,” said Lauren Lambrugo, the campaign’s executive director.

Shapiro, now in his fourth term in the state House of Representatives, is respected by Republicans and Democrats alike, for his groundbreaking leadership reforming state government.  Shapiro wrote and passed the farthest-reaching ethics laws in a generation to create greater transparency in Pennsylvania government. He established strict new financial controls over state spending and has earned a national reputation as a bipartisan consensus builder.

Shapiro has also fought to expand early childhood education programs and help make college more affordable for Pennsylvania families.  He has also authored a bill that would impose a state ban on texting and handheld cell phone use while driving.  He lives in Abington with his wife and their four children

Richards is a Whitemarsh Township supervisor and a Senior Project Manager at a woman-owned civil engineering firm.  She was elected supervisor in 2007 and has served as both chair and vice chair of the township board of supervisors.  She has fought to protect taxpayers by cutting government waste and balancing the budget for three consecutive years while not raising taxes.  Under Richards’ leadership, the township completed major stormwater projects and preserved over 400 acres of Erdenheim Farm as open space.

Professionally, Richards manages multi-million dollar infrastructure projects like bridge rehabilitations, road repairs, streetscape improvements, trail and park development, environmental assessments, and feasibility studies, and is responsible for bringing her projects in on time and on budget.  She lives in Whitemarsh Township with her husband and their three children.

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