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

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State Representative

  Madeleine Dean
Madeleine earned her undergraduate degree at La Salle University, Philadelphia, and her law degree at Widener University School of Law, in Wilmington, Delaware (Class of 1984.)

Currently, she is an assistant professor of English at La Salle University, where she teaches persuasive writing, rhetoric, business writing, legal writing and ethics.

Madeleine began her law career in 1984 as an associate at A. Harold Datz, P.C. in Philadelphia, where she represented clients through all phases of general practice and litigation, including personal injury, real estate, contract and estate practice.

Two years later, Madeleine became the executive director of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association – the largest metropolitan plaintiffs' civil trail association in the country. During her tenure, she increased membership by more than 50 percent and contributed to the organization's publication: The Verdict.

During the 1990s, Madeleine served as an in-house counsel to Cunnane Bicycle Company, Inc., and opened a small three-woman general law practice in Glenside – Dean, Homicki & DeVita.

Madeleine is a lifelong parishioner of St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Glenside, and has served as a board member for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, volunteer for Christmas in April/Rebuilding Together, and an executive council member at Ancillae Assumpta Academy.

Madeleine began teaching at La Salle in 2001; and now, when not grading papers, she writes op-eds for The Philadelphia Daily News on topics of politics, law, pop-culture and family milestones. In addition, Madeleine is a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Fels School of Government, pursuing a certificate in politics.

Madeleine, PJ and their boys live in Jenkintown, Abington Township.


Abington Township Commissioners

  Ward 1: Steven Kline
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Ward 2: Michael Markman | Contact
  Ward 3: Drew Rothman
  Ward 5: Wayne Luker, President of the Board
Ward 10: Tom Hecker | Contact
  Ward 11: John Spiegelman
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  Ward 14: Lori Schreiber
  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
  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.

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

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