Op/Ed: Social Security must not be left behind In 2024

By Becky Corbin, Special to The Times Becky Corbin. Times file photo. Presumptive presidential nominees President Biden and former President Trump have a lot of stops to make on the campaign trail, and Pennsylvania will be right at the top of their list. The Keystone State is a crucial destination for any candidate for national office, and combined with our state’s competitive Senate race, voters...

Are you still a Republican? Find out whether these quotes agree with your worldview

By Rich Heiland, Columnist, The Times Still a Republican? Still thinking about what a vote for Trump or any MAGA candidate gets you? Take a little test. See how many of these quotes really represent you. The Supreme Court has made it more and more likely Trump will go in November without an election, so it’s more important than ever to see just what the Republican Party has become. Is it for...

Don’t waste your time engaging with Trump supporters; take ’em on at the polls

By Rich Heiland, Columnist, The Times After Donald Trump’s latest horrific, anti-democracy, insulting comments, anyone who still supports him is not worth engaging with… But, they are worth taking on at the polls. Trump and his followers have removed any doubt about who they are and what they want, and it’s not a democratic republic. Far from it. WE LIVE IN a time when up is down; the sun...

County Democrats announce 2024 endorsements

Chester County’s Democratic Party incumbents for state Senate and House seats were all endorsed at Wednesday night’s endorsement convention leading up to the April 23 Primary Election. Only two of the General Assembly races were contested, with the 155th District’s incumbent Danielle Friel Otten receiving endorsement, and Elizabeth Moro receiving endorsement for the 160th...

If SCOTUS follows the Constitution, Trump must be booted from the ballot

By Rich Heiland, Columnist, The TimesIf our current U.S. Supreme Court is a functioning court and not a corrupt political arm of whatever the Republican Party is today, there is only one possible ruling on the Colorado decision to keep Trump of 2024 ballots The language of both the Founders in granting states the authority over the managing of elections, and Congress and the states in 1868 when...

Sen. Comitta announces run for reelection in 2024

Carolyn Comitta Surrounded by dozens of friends and supporters, state Senator Carolyn Comitta recently announced her re-election campaign to represent the people of Chester County in Pennsylvania’s 19th Senatorial District. “From our world-class schools to our thriving downtown centers to our majestic natural landscapes, Chester County is the best place to live, work, and raise a family,”...

Zhang announces run for the 160th District

Sue Ellen Zhang Sue Ellen Zhang, a dedicated wife and mother of four, today formally announces her candidacy for the position of State Representative in the 160th District. A multifaceted professional with a background in counseling, entrepreneurship, business, and education. Currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree, Sue Ellen’s research is centered on supporting...

Stare announces run for 160th House seat

Carrie Stare Carrie Stare, announced her candidacy to represent Chester County’s and Delaware County’s 160th State House District as a Democrat on Monday. “After careful consideration and deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that our community faces, I believe that now is the time for proactive and effective leadership. I am driven by a genuine desire to contribute to the...

Williams announces run for Attorney General

Craig Williams Tuesday, Republican State Rep. Craig Williams (R-160), a former Federal Prosecutor and United States Marine Corps combat veteran, announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania Attorney General and released his first advertisement. “Pennsylvania needs an Attorney General who focuses on prosecution not political posturing,” Williams remarked.  “Our seniors, children, and hardworking...

Deuso announces run for 155th District Seat; seeks to become PA’s 1st transgender state rep

Erica Deuso Erica Deuso (she/they) is a progressive transgender Democrat from Downingtown, who has officially declared her candidacy for State Representative (HD-155, Chester County) in Pennsylvania on November 8th, 2023. Erica brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the political landscape. Erica is a pro-labor, pro-choice, pro-environment Democrat who believes that now, on the...