Haverford Democrat will stage a campaign launch event Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. on the steps of the Haverford Township Building.
Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord, State Senator Daylin Leach(D-17) and State Representatve Greg Vitali (D-166) are expected to be guest speakers, according to an announcement by the Haverford Democratic Party.
Below are bios of the candidates running for Haverford Township offices as provided by the party:
Alison Bausman for 2nd Ward Commissioner
Alision Bausman grew up in the small town of Westminster, Vermont. After she graduated from Drexel University, she and her husband chose to live in Haverford Township because it is a great place to raise their family. As a Branch Manager of a bank in Havertown she had the opportunity to hear stories from small business owners looking to grow their companies, and families looking to secure their futures. Alison asks: “How can we work together to improve our community, plan for our children’s future, and be sure everyone has a voice in this discussion? Today’s Haverford Township residents enjoy shopping, recreation, and patronize businesses throughout many different Wards. These same residents all deserve the ability to be active participants in planning our future throughout the township, with a more unified, cooperative approach. A lot of good work has been done in the past, and the choices we make in the next four years will have a broad impact on the next 40. It is time for everyone to cooperate and participate in our future.” As an experienced business professional, bank manager and parent Alison is making a commitment to Haverford Township, to create a more secure and prosperous community to move Haverford forward, together. 2nd Ward residents can reach Alison at 215-518-4163, by email at email@example.com or through her campaign webpage, www. Alision Bausman.com.
Dan Siegel for 4th Ward Commissioner
Dan Siegel is seeking re-election as 4th Ward Commissioner in Haverford Township. A Township resident since 1986, he lives in Marilyn Park with his wife, Eileen Watts Siegel, Ph.D., and his sons, Bradley and Douglas. Since his election is 2008, Dan has brought innovation and openness to the Township. Dan is known for his constituent communications (including a highly-popular website and frequent newsletters), and for helping the Township (1) improve, modernize and upgrade its facilities; (2) revise ordinances such as the Anti-Soliciting Ordinance; (3) utilize technology and other fiscally responsible methods to improve services while lowering costs and (4) providing assistance in legal filings for the Bubble Gum Factory leading to favorable court rulings to the Township. In addition, Dan has worked closely with the Township solicitor and insurance providers, and has been a driving force in Haverford's move toward a more efficient and environmentally-friendly infrastructure. Dan's goal is to continue work with all residents and businesses to provide excellent constituent services and to assure that the Township government is open and responsive. Constituents can reach Dan at (610) 446-1117, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through his Fourth Ward website, www.4haverford.com.
Larry Holmes for 6th Ward Commissioner
Larry Holmes has served as 6th Ward Commissioner in Haverford Township since 2006. An Ardmore residents for over twenty years, Larry, Priscilla, and their four children, Jack, Kevin, Annie and Ryan have made Haverford Township their home since 1998. Larry is a Deputy Managing Partner of Dilworth Paxson LLP, in the litigation department. Larry has spent over ten years practicing law in the area of Municipal Finance, including serving as Haverford Township’s Bond Counsel in 2001. Larry serves on Dilworth’s Executive Committee, the governing body of the partnership. Prior to serving as township commissioner, Larry served on the Board of Governors of Karakung pool. As Commissioner, Larry has concentrated his efforts on the Skatium, Public Works, Finance and the Library. Larry has played a pivotal role in all the major decisions of the Board, and can point to several significant accomplishments. In 2011, Larry was instrumental in drafting and passing the Township’s anti-discrimination ordinance which bars discrimination in housing, commercial property, employment and public accommodations based on race, color, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability.
Gerry Hart for 8th Ward Commissioner
Gerry Hart and his wife, Anne, have lived in Havertown since 1990. They have six children, the three oldest of which have graduated from Haverford High School. They also have a son in the Middle School and two daughters at Chatham Park. Gerry has worked as a family physician for over 25 years in a number of medical settings and currently practices with a medical group in University City. During his years in Havertown, he has been very involved with youth sports especially baseball and soccer, having coached numerous teams through the years. He currently coaches baseball with the Haverford Heat American Legion program, and is a board member with both the Heat and the Brookline baseball organizations. Gerry states “I am excited about the opportunity to represent the 8th Ward on the Haverford Township Board of Commissioners and to help build an even more prosperous Haverford township for future generations”. Gerry can be contacted at 610-716-4007 by email at email@example.com or through his website, www.gerryhart.com.
Gary A. Zlotnick Candidate for Haverford Township Auditor
Gary and his wife Debra have lived in Haverford Township for 30 years while raising their three children. Gary is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and practices law, as a shareholder of the Philadelphia law firm of Zarwin Baum DeVito, Kaplan Schaer & Toddy, in the areas of estate planning and administration, business, real estate and taxation. He received his B.S. degree from Boston University and his J.D. degree and LL.M. degree in taxation from Villanova University. Gary was admitted to the bar in 1982 and is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He has also lectured on estate planning for the National Business Institute.
Gary’s public service includes serving on the Board of Trustees of the Haverford Township Free Library. He also is on the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations, PhillyIsraelim, and the Second Chance Foundation. Gary also is a volunteer attorney for Lawyers For The Arts; and sits on the education committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Probate and Trust Law Division. Gary is designated as a top rated lawyer by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell. Gary is running for Haverford Township Auditor to bring financial over site and transparency to township governance.