The Radnor GOP Committee is proud to endorse the following candidates in the May 18, 2021 Primary Election.
Radnor Township Board of Commissioners Candidates
Ward 2: Sean Waters
My name is Sean Waters, and I am running to represent Radnor’s 2nd Ward on the Board of Commissioners. I am proud to be a third-generation Radnorite and consider myself fortunate to be a lifelong resident of the township. My roots in Radnor date back to the 1940s, when my Irish immigrant grandparents settled in the "Little Chicago" neighborhood of Wayne. I am a product of the Radnor school system, graduating from Radnor High School in 1998. Using the tools and values that Radnor instilled in me, I went on to earn a degree from Penn State, where I also played on the ice hockey team, winning three national championships.
Professionally, I have 18 years’ experience in the investment banking industry and currently work for JPMorgan as a Global Risk Officer, responsible for direct risk management oversight of teams in seven locations across four continents. Additionally, I am the owner of a grassroots local real estate business with investment properties, all of which are in Wayne. I am also the former owner of a landscaping business, which, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, serviced yards throughout the township, some still owned by those very same residents today.
My sister and I were collectively raised by my hardworking parents and the Radnor community. This upbringing taught me the intrinsic values of hard work, dedication, leadership, and teamwork. I am now thrilled to have the opportunity to humbly serve the same community which has given so much to my family and me over the past three generations. It is this debt of gratitude to those who paved the way which drives me to ensure that the same opportunities and trademark standard of excellence remain ingrained in Radnor for current residents and generations to follow.
As Commissioner, by utilizing an approach steeped in homegrown leadership and true community-based teamwork, I will set a course to collaboratively guide the 2nd Ward and Radnor on a path that is fiscally responsible, transparent, strategic, forward thinking, and supportive of local small businesses. Furthermore, I will strive to set policies that ensure Radnor retains the core values that have made it one of the most coveted townships in the country in which to live, work, grow, and prosper.
My wife, Juliana, and I are proud parents to two daughters: Annalise (4), who will attend Radnor Elementary in the fall; and Taryn (1). In our spare time, we are often crisscrossing the township, shuttling our daughters to various activities, sports, and lessons. When I can catch a break in the action, I can be found working on projects in our yard and occasionally still lingering around local hockey rinks playing in adult leagues, with equally washed-up ex-college players.
I respectfully ask for your support as I set out to provide “Grassroots Leadership for One Radnor.”
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 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.
Read Tim's professional bio here.
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.
Watch Chuck's Radnor Studio 21 interview.
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.