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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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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  Now there’s an outdated notion, if ever it was true  – unless you’re in the habit of taking two months off to unwind.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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Portner Running as Republican in Ward 3? Still a Maybe

Harvey Portner, who seems to have had a certificate of title for his Ward 3 commissioner seat as a Democrat for the last 27 years, is thinking.  Thinking about running as a Republican, that is, after being cast out of the cozy political sinecure that is – let’s face...
Posted On Jul 14 2015
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Pransky Vanquishes Portner in Cheltenham Ward 3

In a race that had many Cheltenham Democrats fraught with apprehension, their endorsed candidate, Brad Pransky, overwhelmed veteran Commissioner Harvey Portner in Ward 3 with 73 percent of the vote, coasting to victory by a margin of 612-231, based on unofficial returns election...
Posted On May 19 2015
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Democratic Regulars for Cheltenham School Board Take Primary, but With a Message

Democrats endorsed by their party running for school board won their primary election Tuesday night, overcoming competition from a non-endorsed Democrat and five cross-filed Republicans.  The two incumbents, board President Napoleon Nelson and Vice President Julie Haywood won...
Posted On May 19 2015
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