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No Surprise: Dems Sweep Cheltenham School Board Races, Despite Some Discontent

The board of school directors of Cheltenham Township will have a distinctly different look as a result of yesterday’s election.  But it’s not that the voters opted for giving Republicans a touch on the levers of decision-making. Democrats swept the field just as they...
Posted On Nov 04 2015
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Who Campaigns in the Heat of Summer? Estilow in Ward 5

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.  Now there’s an outdated notion, if ever it was true  – unless you’re in the habit of taking two months off to unwind.  And if you don’t own a hedge fund, don’t let the thought even penetrate. In the news...
Posted On Aug 04 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

School Board Candidate Mu’min Islam

Mu’min Islam, a Democrat, is a resident of Wyngate. Questions have been condensed due to space considerations. To see the the entire question click on the plus sign. The purpose of my candidacy is to be a voice for the thousands in our district who are not heard. I will...
Posted On May 16 2015
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School Board Candidate Jean McWilliams

Jean McWilliams, a Democrat, is a resident of Laverock. Questions have been condensed due to space considerations. To see the the entire question click on the plus sign. I have lived in Cheltenham Township for fourteen years and have actively participated as a citizen and as a...
Posted On May 16 2015
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School Board Candidate Julie Haywood

Julie Haywood, a Democrat, is from Wyncote. Questions have been condensed due to space considerations. To see the the entire question click on the plus sign. I am currently Vice President of the School Board and am running for re-election to continue providing my experience,...
Posted On May 16 2015
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School Board Candidate David Cohen

David Cohen, a Democrat, is from Elkins Park. Questions have been condensed due to space considerations. To see the the entire question click on the plus sign. I am running with the main goals of improving the School District’s communications, decision making processes, and to...
Posted On May 14 2015

School Board Candidate Joel Fishbein

Joel Fishbein, a Democrat, is from Elkins Park. Questions have been condensed due to space considerations. To see the the entire question click on the plus sign.  I felt compelled to run because, as I watched the problems confronted over the last 18 months, I wanted to provide my...
Posted On May 14 2015
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School Board Candidate Myron Goldman

Myron Goldman, a Republican also cross-filed on the Democratic ballot, is from Elkins Park. Questions have been condensed due to space considerations. To see the the entire question click on the plus sign. I will be an advocate for both the children and the taxpayers.   Warning....
Posted On May 13 2015

School Board Candidate Gary D. Colby

Gary D. Colby, a Republican also cross-filed on the Democratic ballot, is from Elkins Park. Questions have been condensed due to space considerations. To see the the entire question click on the plus sign. I seek to serve on the school board because I plan to live in the township...
Posted On May 13 2015
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Introducing Cheltenham Township Candidate Forum 2015

It’s election season. This year municipal elections take center stage, involving issues and people that are literally next door – our neighborhoods, our neighbors and our public schools. It’s about how we govern ourselves. But in politics and public policy, what’s in closest...
Posted On May 12 2015
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