The Radnor GOP Committee is proud to endorse the following candidates to run in the May 21, 2019 primary election:
Radnor Township Board of Commissioners Candidates
Ward 1: Coming soon!
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Ward 3: Tim Lowry
For Third Ward Commissioner, Tim Lowry will be seeking election to a first term. Tim is an Assistant Vice President and Regional Manager with Trident Mortgage Company. A graduate of Villanova University, Tim and his wife, Catherine, whom he met there, have been Radnor residents for over twenty-five years. They have six children. Four are graduates of Radnor High School with two more to go. Tim is both vested and visible in the community, and looks forward to serving his fellow township residents by working respectfully and thoughtfully with his fellow Commissioners.
Ward 5: Coming soon!
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Ward 7: Tim Frey
For Seventh Ward Commissioner, Tim Frey will be seeking election to a first term. Tim is an attorney at the Ardmore based law firm of Keenan Cohen & Merrick, where he practices general civil litigation in courts throughout the country, advises corporate and individual clients on various matters, and represents creditors in bankruptcy cases. He also currently serves on the Radnor Township Design Review Board. Tim met his wife, Kristel (Radnor High School 2004) at Flip and Bailey’s while in his final year at Villanova Law School; they are expecting their second child in July. Neighbors often find Tim in his driveway on Williams Road working on one of many projects for the house. Tim has a unique ability to work with people of differing backgrounds, beliefs, and ideas to resolve issues which may come before the Board of Commissioners. He believes it is important to listen carefully and work collaboratively with others to find progressive solutions to the matters confronting our community.
Radnor Township School Board Candidates
Chuck Madden (Incumbent)
Chuck Madden, will be seeking his seventh term as School Board Director. Chuck’s deep institutional knowledge, wisdom, and perspective have proven invaluable over the many years of his dedicated service to Radnor’s schools. He has taken a Board leadership role in following Federal and Commonwealth legislative initiatives. Chuck is a lifelong Radnorite, who graduated from Radnor High School in 1971, and then sent his sons through Radnor schools. Prior to his recent retirement, Chuck spent 15 years with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit as a secondary math teacher; autistic support teacher; and in the Prison Education Program as a special education teacher. Chuck is devoted to consistency in and access to excellence for all Radnor students.
Mike Miller (Incumbent)
For Radnor Township School District Director, incumbent Mike Miller, will be seeking reelection to a second term. In 2015, Mike was elected to the Radnor School Board to restore the Board to a fully functioning, respectful organization which plans responsibly for the District’s future. Notably, Mike has been appointed by Republican and Democrat Board Presidents to negotiate every contract Radnor has with our seven labor groups, where he has provided support for teachers and employees, while providing fiscal certainty for the long-term. Mike moved to Radnor as a child, and graduated from Radnor High School in 1993. His companies are in Radnor; Mike is Treasurer of The Philadelphia Investment Banking Company and President of Valley Forge Administrative Services, Inc., which provide financial consulting and litigation support. Beyond School Board, Mike is very active in community leadership, where he served as President of the North Wayne Protective Association and was a long-time soccer coach for his daughters, one each now in Radnor High School and Radnor Middle School.
For Radnor Township School District Director, Laura Foran will be seeking election to a first term. Laura is Radnor-raised, Radnor-educated, Radnor-employed, and a Radnor parent. A 1979 graduate of Radnor High School, she then attended Cabrini College, but is perhaps best known for her 17 years at Radnor Middle School, including seven years as president of the Radnor Educational Support Professionals Association. An active volunteer in the educational community since 2005, Laura has most recently served as a Core Team Member of the RTSD Strategic Planning Committee and on the Sleep Study Committee. If elected, Ms. Foran plans to retire as a District employee.
For Radnor Township School District Director, Matt Mabe will be seeking election to a first term. Matt is a director at TAPS, a national nonprofit organization which serves the families of America’s military fallen. Originally from Louisiana, Matt is a graduate of West Point, and a veteran of three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has since earned graduate degrees from both Columbia, in journalism, and Harvard, in public policy. Matt’s wife, Megan Roberts Mabe, is a multi-generational Radnorite, a family tradition Matt is proud to continue. His older daughter will begin at Radnor Elementary School next year, so his interest in keeping our schools top notch is personal and forward-focused.
For Radnor Township School District Director, Ben Sydnes will be seeking election to a first term. Ben attended the school district beginning in Ithan Elementary School and graduated from Radnor High School in 2005. After graduating from Temple University and working elsewhere, Ben returned home to Radnor with his wife and daughter, a future Radnor student. Ben served on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the District and continues to serve as part of the Technology Committee, bringing his industry background and knowledge of training technology to bear in this critical area.
Delaware County Court of Common Please Judge
For judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, longtime Radnor resident and former Director and President of the Radnor Township School District Steve Gerber will be seeking a first term. Steve is a member of the law firm Cozen O'Connor where he has practiced since 1992. Steve’s practice is focused on litigating property damage matters. He is an experienced civil trial lawyer and litigator in state and federal courts. A member of the Delaware County Bar Association, Steve regularly serves as a civil arbitrator in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas and has served on the Bar Association Legal Services for the Poor and Pro Bono Steering Committee. Currently, he serves on the Board of the Center for Resolutions.