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Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 at The Brownstone at Sunrise Abington. All registered Democratic Party members from Abington and Rockledge are invited to attend.



The Brownstone at Sunrise
1867 Susquehanna Road

(across from the YMCA)
Abington, PA 19001
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Abington-Rockledge
Democratic Committee

Attn: David Floyd, Treasurer
P.O. Box 132
Abington, PA 19001

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Abington Township Commissioners

  Ward 1: Steven Kline
Website: www.kline4ward1.com
Facebook: link
Email: kline4ward1@comcast.net

 

Ward 2: Ken Brodsky
Email:
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  Ward 3: Drew Rothman
Email: DrewRothmanWard3@gmail.com
Web: www.drewrothmanward3.com
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=709822132470199
 
  Ward 5: Wayne Luker, President of the Board
 
 
 
Ward 10: Tom Hecker | Contact
Website: www.hecker4ward10.com
  Ward 11: John Spiegelman
Email: spiegs@spiegs.net
Website: www.johnspiegelman.com
Facebook: link
 
  Ward 14: Lori Schreiber
Website: www.lorischreiber.com
  Ward 15: Thomas Bowman
 

Abington Township School Board Directors

  Raymond McGarry, Esq. - President
Ray has been serving as a member of the Abington Board of School Directors for 12 years.  During that time, he has chaired the Negotiations Committee, the Property/Real Estate Committee and the Policy Committee and has served on a number of other committees, including the Finance Committee.  Ray served as Vice-President for three years, and has served as the President of the Board for the past two years.  During his two terms as President of the Board, the taxpayers of Abington have seen the lowest tax increases Abington has seen over the last 10 years.  In his professional life, Ray is a practicing attorney.  He has practiced in the area of commercial litigation for 20 years, and 4 years ago started his own Boutique Litigation firm, Wynn McGarry, based in Montgomery County.  Ray is married and has three daughters who are all students in the Abington School District.
  Adam Share
Adam Share and his family have been township residents since 2002. Prior to moving to Abington, Adam, his wife Beth and sons Benjamin and Philip lived in Cheltenham for ten years. In the 1990’s Adam served on the Cheltenham Township Citizens Advisory Board and later on the Economic Development Task Force.  In 2003 Adam was appointed to a six-year term as representative at large to the SEPTA Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Adam is a graduate of Washington University and Villanova Law School and practices law at White and Williams in Philadelphia.  As a parent of two students enrolled in the Abington schools, Adam has closely watched the operation of McKinley Elementary, the junior high and now the high school, and has taken an active interest in school affairs from the academic, social and fiscal perspectives.  It is clear that the Abington School District is a primary reason for the high quality of life enjoyed by township residents, whether or not they have children enrolled in the district. It is Adam’s intention to work to maintain the high quality of the district and keep Abington a terrific place to live.
  Susan Arnhold
Susan was appointed to the Abington Board of School Directors on October 10, 2006 by the School Board to fill a vacancy when a school board member resigned. As a regular attendee of school board meetings for the past seven years, Ms. Arnhold has a clear understanding of the issues that the Abington School District is facing. In addition, for the past 11 years, Susan Arnhold has given countless hours of her time, on both the school level, at various volunteer positions including PTO president at Overlook Elementary as well as at the administrative level, serving on the Governor's Institute for Parental Involvement, the Opportunities to Learn Steering Committee, as well as the Strategic Planning Committee. For the past six years, Ms. Arnhold has also volunteered as a parenting educator for the newly renamed Center for Parenting Education (formerly, The Parenting Center at Abington).
 
Marsha Levell
Marsha Levell has been an Abington resident since 1999.  Moving to Abington was a very deliberate choice for Marsha and her family.   They relocated to Pennsylvania for her new position and after conducting a thorough search knew that Abington was home for her family.

A product of public schools, Marsha has a strong commitment to public education.  Marsha is a graduate of Skidmore College and an active alumni. Shortly after moving to Abington, she enrolled in the Executive MBA program at Temple and completed her degree in 20 months, while working full time and raising her family.

Her sons attended and graduated from Abington elementary, junior and senior high school.  Her mother, aunts and great-grandmothers were teachers.  The value of quality education is important and the sacrifices of educators are ingrained in her life-long learning and show in the value education has in her family.

Marsha is an active volunteer in community organizations and volunteers for various committees as an alumni, community resident and is active in Therapy Dog volunteer opportunities at local nursing homes, senior living and young adult organizations.

With an extensive background in business administration, marketing, training, sales and operations, she brings a entrepreneurial volunteer spirit to the community and looks forward to serving the community as a school board director with distinction.
  Tracy Panella
  Barry J. Stupine
Barry Stupine has served on the Abington/Rockledge School Board for 19 years, serving as President, Vice President and chair of most committees.  During this time the School District has replaced or modernized all nine schools and built a state-of-the-art athletic facility. The District has won many prestigious awards from the State and Federal governments and from major national new media including Money magazine, U.S. News and World Report and from the not-for-profit organization America’s Promise. Over the past ten years, tax increases have been held in check; between 2007 and 2012 the total tax increases have been only about 1%, probably the lowest in the Commonwealth. At the same time, the District continues to win national awards and no educational or extra-curriculum programs have been cut or curtailed.

Barry has retired from the University of Pennsylvania after more than 33 years holding many senior level executive positions, including Vice President for Human Resources, Executive Director of the Budget Office, Vice Dean of the Dental School, Vice Dean of the Veterinary School and CEO of the Veterinary Hospital.

His two children graduated from Abington High in the mid-nineties and have been successful in life using many of the skills learned in the Abington/Rockledge School District. He is proud of them and of the District.
  Michele Tinsman
Michele was elected to the Board of School Directors in November 2003. She is a proud supporter of quality public education for all and has three children who are currently enrolled in the Abington School District. She has been a resident of Abington since 1996 and has been volunteering her time to the community since her arrival. Michele Tinsman has served on many school and administrative level committees, including PTO President at Highland Elementary School, Vice-President of the Parent Council and a member of the Governor's Institute for Parental Involvement team. For the past six years, Michele has been a representative to the Abington Community Taskforce (ACT) and Abington Human Relations Advisory Council (AHRAC). In addition, Michele is also currently serving as the Abington School District's representative for the Joint Committee of the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology and serves as the Joint Committee's Secretary.
 
Josh Stein
Josh Stein has been an Abington resident since 2014. Like many others, he and his family were drawn to the township because of its reputation and excellent schools.

Josh has spent his entire professional life in public service, first as an Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia, and then for the past five years, he has served as the First Assistant Solicitor for Montgomery County, helping in the turn-around of County government that had previously been beset by fiscal and ethical issues.  During this time, he focused much of his work on the areas of government transparency and best practices.
 
Brian Allen
Brian is a STEM educator at Shafer Middle School in neighboring Bucks County. He received his undergraduate degree and MBA at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island before relocating back home to Pennsylvania. After working in management for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, he returned to school to earn his teaching certificate at Delaware Valley College (now University). Brian continued his education and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration with K-12 Principal’s certification from California University of Pennsylvania.
  Daniel Kaye
An Abington resident since 1974 (when his family moved to the township), Daniel attended Abington schools from 2nd Grade through graduation. His wife, Wendy, also attended Abington schools from 4th Grade through graduation, and their son, Aidan, 7, attends Copper Beech Elementary. Daniel attended Penn State Abington and Temple University, finishing his degree in Communications with Columbia Pacific University.

Daniel has been a board member of Katie's Foundation for Child Safety (also known as The Katie Elise Lambert Foundation) for more than five years, helping the all-volunteer nonprofit to raise awareness of the hidden dangers to children in the home. At Copper Beech Elementary, Daniel has served as 2nd Vice President for the PTA, helping to run school-wide events, fundraisers, educational opportunities and more. He was selected as President-Elect of the CB PTA before being offered the opportunity to run for Abington School Board Director.
 

Treasurer

 
Jay Blumenthal | Website | Facebook
Jay is a native of Elkins Park.  After completing college and military service, he worked in his family’s business, Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company.  Jay then became a founding partner of the accounting firm Blumenthal and Brauman.  After 35 years, he sold his accounting firm to become full time Abington Township Tax Collector and has served in this position for 12 years.  He continues to maintain his accounting license and attends pertinent seminars for tax collectors.  As Tax Collector, Jay has combined his business acumen and interest in community service to work tirelessly for the benefit of Abington Township residents. His accomplishments include: exceeding budgeted revenue collections, increasing office hours and staff (at his own cost), procedures, and accessibility for the taxpayers. Jay is available and responds to emails promptly.

Jay and his wife, Jo, have two daughters, Kate and Sarah. He has served in various community service leadership roles, including: Audit Chair of Jefferson Health System, Chairman of the Board and Board Treasurer of Aria Health, board member of the current Jefferson Health, and PAL Treasurer.  These roles have enabled him to provide information and assistance to individuals in the Abington community.

Jay is grateful for the opportunity to serve. He would appreciate your support and vote.
 

Abington Township Constables

  Dave Conway
I was born in Philadelphia, grew up in the Olney section of the city where I attended elementary school at St. Helena’s and graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School. My wife, Terri, and I moved to Abington Township shortly after marrying and have lived in our home on Tyson Ave. for the last 31 years. We have three children, Shaun, Erin, and Colin.

I am a machinist by trade and work for a company in Willow Grove, PA. My history contains years of community service, including coaching local teams:
  • Abington Raiders football team for six years
  • GYAC softball, baseball and Basketball for five years
  • St. Luke the Evangelist  CYO Basketball for eight years
  • Head coach for St. Luke’s CYO track team for the past eight years
  • Head of set construction for the St. Luke Summer Stock program for 10 years
I have also volunteered in politics:
  • All of Josh Shapiro’s campaigns for State Representative
  • Poll watcher for the Democratic Party
  • Minority Clerk of elections in ward 9-1, four years
  Ryan Ehnts
 

State Representative

  Madeleine Dean
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Legislative District 153
1175 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
http://www.pahouse.com/Dean/
 

County / State / Federal

  Valerie Arkoosh
Montgomery County Commissioner
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, Pennsylvania 19404-0311
Phone: (610) 278-3020
http://www.montcopa.org/
 

Ken Lawrence
Montgomery County Commissioner
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, Pennsylvania 19404-0311
Phone: (610) 278-3020
http://www.montcopa.org/

 

Josh Shapiro
Attorney General
Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-3391
https://www.attorneygeneral.gov

 

Brendan F. Boyle
U.S. House of Representatives
13th Congressional District
Montgomery District Office:
115 E. Glenside Ave, Ste # 1, Glenside, PA 19038
Philadelphia District Office:
2375 Woodward St, Ste # 105, Philadelphia, PA
https://boyle.house.gov

  Art Haywood
Pennsylvania Senatorial District 4
1168 Easton Road
Roslyn, PA 19001
(215) 517-1434
Website
 

Kevin Boyle
Legislative District 172
7420 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 331-2600
http://www.pahouse.com/KBoyle/

  Robert P. Casey
U. S. Senate
Washington, D.C. Office
383 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6324
http://casey.senate.gov/index.html
  Joe Foster, Chair
Montgomery County Democratic Committee
21 E. Airy Street
Norristown , PA 19401
(610) 272-2000
http://www.mcdems.org/
  Joanne Olszewski
Jury Commissioner
Montgomery County Jury Commissioners
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, Pennsylvania 19404-0311
Phone: (610) 278-3215
http://www2.montcopa.org/jurycommission/site/default.asp
  Karen Geld-Sanchez
County Controller
One Montgomery Plaza
5th Floor
Norristown, PA 19404
Phone: 610-278-3072
http://www.montcopa.org/320/Controller
  Ann Thornburg Weiss
Clerk of Courts
Montgomery County Office of Clerk of Courts
Court House, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Phone: (610) 278-3346
http://coc.montcopa.org/coc/site/default.asp
  Kevin R. Steele
District Attorney
County Courthouse
4th Floor
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Phone: 610-278-3090
http://www.montcopa.org/102/District-Attorney
  Dr. Michael Milbourne
Montgomery County Coroner
Coroner's Office
Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Phone: (610) 278 -3057
http://www.montcopa.org/196/Coroner
  Mark Levy
Prothonotary
Swede and Airy Streets
Court House 1st Floor
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Phone: (610) 278-3360
http://prothy.montcopa.org/prothy/site/default.asp
  Jeanne Sorg
Recorder of Deeds
One Montgomery Plaza
3rd Floor
Swede and Airy Streets
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Phone: 610-278-3289
http://www.montcopa.org/353/Recorder-of-Deeds
  D. Bruce Hanes
Register of Wills
Courthouse - 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Phone: (610) 278-3400
http://rwoc.montcopa.org/rwoc/site/default.asp
  Jason Salus
Treasurer
  Sean P. Kilkenny
Sheriff
Montgomery County
Court House
First Floor
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404
Phone: 610-278-3331
http://www.montcopa.org/397/Sheriffs-Office
  Michael Barbiero, Chair
Abington-Rockledge Democratic Committee
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