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.