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Brockington Wins Ward 7 by a Thread; Knocks Out McKeown After 20 Years

With a better than four-to-one margin in party registration for Democrats, there tends not to be a lot of hot races to grab the attention of party stalwarts in Cheltenham Township. If you’re of the dominant party, election night is apt to be satisfying, but not exactly riveting...
Posted On Nov 03 2015
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Despite Declining Another Run, Portner Won’t Want for Things to Do

Harvey Portner, the man who claims the mantle for longest-serving Democratic local commissioner in the history of Montgomery County, will be leaving his Ward 3 seat by the end of the year.  It’s been 28 years. “I enjoy doing what I’ve done, and I’ll continue to enjoy...
Posted On Aug 12 2015
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Portner Removes Himself from Nov. Ballot

Harvey Portner, a seven-term commissioner in Ward 3 who suffered an overwhelming defeat in the Democratic primary in May but got more than enough write-ins on the Republican ballot to battle for the seat in November, decided to call off the race. According to the Montgomery...
Posted On Aug 10 2015
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Portner Mulls Running as Republican, Saying ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’

Harvey Portner, Ward 3 commissioner for the last 27-plus years, is thinking of running again in November.  Only this time, he’ll have to do it as a Republican. Portner lost a Democratic primary battle on May 19 to challenger Brad Pransky, garnering just 23 percent of the...
Posted On May 29 2015
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Ward 5 Commissioner Candidate Thomas G. Estilow

Thomas G. Estilow, a Republican, is a resident of Cheltenham. Questions have been condensed due to space considerations. To see the the entire question click on the plus sign. A) All of the questions posed in this survey are excellent and this one is no exception. The township’s...
Posted On May 16 2015
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Ward 3 Commissioner Candidate Brad Pransky

Brad Pransky, a Democrat, lives in Elkins Park. Questions have been condensed due to space considerations. To see the the entire question click on the plus sign. A. Cheltenham has a rich history that contributes to its quality of life today. We must do our best to preserve both...
Posted On May 16 2015
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Ward 5 Commissioner Candidate Daniel Norris

Dan Norris, a Democrat, is a resident of Elkins Park. Questions have been condensed due to space considerations. To see the the entire question click on the plus sign. It is critically important that the Township Commissioners carefully balance plans for development (and the...
Posted On May 16 2015