Thursday, May 9, 2013
See if the decision will affect Peters.
The revised Pennsylvania legislative reapportionment plan was upheld in state Supreme Court, according to the Tribune Review. All appeals to the plan have been dismissed, which sets legislative boundaries based on the 2010 census shift, according to the report. The plan will go into effect in the 2014 election year. The reapportionment will not affect Peters Township's leadership. State Sen. Matt Smith (D-Mt. Lebanon) of the 37th District will lose the boroughs of Avalon and Ben Avon and gain the boroughs of McDonald (Allegheny County portion), Rosslyn Farms, Pennsbury Village and Thornburg, as well as Robinson Township. State Rep. John Maher (R-Upper St. Clair) of the 40th District will remain representative of Upper St. Clair, Peters …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Democrats voice concerns while Republicans lend support for Gov. Tom Corbett's 2013-14 budget.
Western Pennsylvania Democrats had some harsh words for Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed 2013-14 state budget, which he presented Tuesday, while state Republican Party Chairman Rob Gleason called the governor's plan a "balanced and responsible budget that reinvests in Pennsylvania." “The plan presented by the governor is disappointing,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills. “It was long on politics but short on solutions.” State Rep. Erin Molchany, a newly elected Democrat serving South Hills communities said the governor’s "Band-Aid budget does little to make up for the hurt this state has felt from his deep cuts." State Rep. Robert Matzie, a Democrat representing the Sewickley area, said: “New Jersey has Chris Christie as …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The race was not decided until midnight.
State Rep. John Maher (R-Upper St. Clair) will continue to represent the 40th Legislative District after losing the race for state auditor general. Maher lost in a very close race to Democrat Eugene DePasquale. In his concession speech at midnight, Maher said the 500,000 votes in Philadelphia for DePasquale is what really hurt him. Maher thanked his supporters. "I'm very proud of what we have accomplished," he said. "My service will continue." While running for auditor general, Maher also was running unopposed for his current seat as representative of the 40th Legislative District.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
There are two local races to keep your eye out for—so stay tuned to Patch for coverage this Election Day.
Updates: State Rep. Matt Smith, a Democrat won over D. Raja for the 37th state Senate seat with 53 percent of the vote. Read more here. Meanwhile in the 40th District, state Rep. John John Maher, who ran unopposed, retained the seat he has held since 1997.
Friday, June 8, 2012
The final plan for the 40th Legislative District approved by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission keeps Peters with one state representative.
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission approved on Friday the final state House redistricting plan, which keeps Peters Township whole. "Peters Township will be celebrating this good news," state Rep. John Maher said. Earlier plans approved by the commission took the unprecedented step of dividing Peters Township between two legislative districts. The plan approved last fall, but subsequently remanded by the state Supreme Court, removed roughly a third of the town from the 40th District and placed the southern end of the town into the 39th District that is anchored by Elizabeth Township. The following preliminary plan adopted in April again divided Peters roughly in half between the two districts. Township officials and Maher …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A roundup of the Pennsylvania primary election results.
The results are in! Here are some of the primary election results that affect your area: Romney Wins PA Primary Critz and Rothfus Will Compete in New 12th Congressional District D. Raja Wins GOP Nod in 37th District Unofficial Results Show Murphy Wins Congressional Race Maher Wins GOP Nomination for Auditor General Incumbent Mike Doyle Wins Democratic Nomination for Congressional Seat WATCH: Molchany Declares Victory in 22nd District Democratic Race Reactions: Schmotzer Beats Cratsley in 22nd District's Special Election Doyle, Markosek to Face Off in November Incumbent Rep. Metcalfe Moves on to General Election With No Challenger Nick Kotik Holds Off Challenger in State House Race 2012 Primary Election Results Follow Peters Patch on …
The Upper St. Clair Republican will face state Rep. Eugene DePasquale in the November general election.
State Rep. John Maher defeated Frank Pinto in the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania auditor general. "The voters declared today that Pennsylvania deserves an auditor for auditor general," Maher said during his victory speech at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bethel Park. Maher will face state Rep. Eugene DePasquale of York County in the November general election. DePasquale was unopposed for the Democratic nomination. He grew up in Pittsburgh and is a Central Catholic High School graduate. "Remember this is an office which has only been won one time in 50 years by a Republican," Maher said. "We need about one million Democrats to win (the November general election) and I believe there are one million Democrats in the state who understand …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The annual Upper St. Clair Republican Committee dinner took place Thursday night at St. Clair Country Club.
Every year there's a presidential campaign—you hear people say it's the most important election ever. "This year, it may very well be true," said Jim Roddey, chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Committee. He said no president has ever won the presidency without winning Pennsylvania. Roddey predicts southeast Pennsylvania will vote Democrat and central Pennsylvania will vote Republican. "Western Pennsylvania could be the defining factor for one of the most important races for the presidential election," Roddey said. Roddey spoke at St. Clair Country Club on Thursday night, along with Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, during the annual Upper St. Clair Republican Committee Dinner. "Get ready Mr. President, we (the Republicans) are ready for you," …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States presented state Rep. John Maher with the award on Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States honored state Rep. John Maher (R-Upper St. Clair), who represents Peters Township, as Humane Legislator of the Year. The Humane Society’s national president, Wayne Pacelle, traveled to the state capitol to personally present the award to Maher. According to Pacelle, Maher has distinguished himself among all legislators in the nation with his leadership on fighting animal cruelty. "We are grateful for Rep. Maher’s resourcefulness on animal protection issues and for his resiliency in the face of opposition," Pacelle said. "We have accomplished a lot of common sense advances, but much important work remains," Maher responded. Maher, who is chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, noted that good …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Read our complete list of primary election candidates who filed to run in the April 24 primary.
Candidates have filed their election petitions for the upcoming primary, and several local candidates will face challenges. Unless a challenge by Republican state lawmakers to push the election back is upheld or the districts are properly formatted, the primary is scheduled for April 24. Below are the races that residents in Peters Township will want to keep an eye on during the primary and the November general election. To view the entire candidate roster, see the Pennsylvania Department of State’s website. Pennsylvania U.S. Senator U.S. Senator Bob Casey will face one challenger, Joe Vodvarka of Findlay Township, who was booted from the Democratic Senate primary two years ago for not having enough signatures on his petition. Five …