PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro will headline BC Dems fall gathering, September 26.
Pennsylvania Attorney General, Josh Shapiro will headline the fall gathering of the Bedford County Democrats on Thursday, September 26. The event will be held at Whispering Hollow Estate, which is a 5 mile drive from Pleasantville or a 10 mile drive from Schellsburg. You can find more detailed directions farther down the page.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with heavy hors d’ouvres and an open bar. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. with local candidates Karen Williams and Deb Baughman speaking. State Representative Scott Conklin will follow Baughman and Attorney General Shapiro will keynote the program. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased in advance or ordered for pick up at the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order your ticket.
As a State Representative, Josh wrote and passed some of the toughest ethics laws in state history. Philadelphia Magazine wrote that Josh “has been a blast of oxygen in the smoke-choked back rooms of quid-pro-quo Harrisburg,” and his work earned him a national reputation as a bipartisan consensus builder.
Then, as Chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners, he led a fiscal and ethical turnaround, took early steps to combat the heroin epidemic, helped the first LGBT couples in Pennsylvania marry and fired Wall Street money managers to save retirees millions. His work on behalf of victims and for criminal justice reform as the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has earned him the trust of law enforcement leaders from both parties.
According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, “In the two years since he took office, Mr. Shapiro has levied his influence to scale that grand institutional tower. His office’s release of an extensive grand jury report alleging the sexual abuse of children at the hands of 300 “predator priests” in six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania garnered attention around the globe. More recently, Mr. Shapiro sued Pittsburgh-based health care giant UPMC for restricting access to its doctors and facilities as a result of its years-long battle with rival Highmark.
On the street corner, Mr. Shapiro says his office has arrested five drug dealers per day on average, and increased the arrests of doctors for illegally diverting prescription drugs. As for the White House? Mr. Shapiro, a Democrat, has sued President Donald Trump’s administration nearly two dozen times. (https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/02/25/Pennsylvania-attorney-general-Josh-Shapiro-embraces-high-level-battles-upmc/stories/201902230023).
Josh Shapiro earned his law degree at night from Georgetown University, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. Josh was raised in Montgomery County, where he met his high school sweetheart, Lori, and where they are raising their four young children.
Directions to Whispering Hollow Estate
Traveling through Schellsburg and Route 96 North
Take Route 30 to the intersection in Schellsburg
Turn onto Route 96 North and travel 7.5 miles.
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Spring Primary Election
All of the following candidates have been nominated to run in the Fall election.
- Deb Baughman
- Candi Bussard – Candi is running as a write in candidate for the second Democratic spot for commissioner. Candi represents local Democratic values, and is our endorsed write in candidate.
- Karen Williams – Karen is the incumbent minority auditor for Bedford County. She has a degree in business from California University and has served in this position for many years.
- Judge Dan McCaffery – rated highly qualified by the PA Bar Association, also endorsed by PA Democratic State Committee
- Amanda Green Hawkins – also endorsed by PA Democratic State Committee
Bedford County Democrats’ & Helen B. Hughes Federation of Democratic Women’s Spring Fling
The event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Bedford Elks County Club and will include live music provided by local artist, Diana Lee, an appetizing menu of hors d’oeuvres from Chef Nicole, a cash bar, and a silent auction.
Tickets are available from Valerie Pawuk, 327-6383 or Chris Smith, 494-3187.
Petition Party Tuesday, February 26
The BC Dems will hold a petition party starting at 5:30 Tuesday, January 26 at the lower level of the American Legion. park behind the building for direct access.
Enjoy food and fellowship from 5:30-7:00. We will have soups and bread from the Horn O’Plenty Farm to Table Restaruant, an artisanal cheese platter from Hidden Hills Dairy, and homemade cookies and brownies from The Bird’s Nest Cafe,
Candidates and/or surrogates will be there with their petitions. We will have a notary present as well.
The monthy business meeting will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Local Candidates Who Will Have Petitions Available
- Deb Baughman, County Commissioner
- Brandi Hershey, Judge, Court of Common Pleas
We will also have petitions available for the following Superior Court Candidates.
- Attorney Amanda Green Hawkins
- Judge Daniel McCaffrey
They are working to get on the ballot for the three Superior Court openings that will be on the ballot in 2019.
The current Superior Court Justices whose terms end in 2020: