There are four seats on Conshohocken’s Borough Council up for election this year and all four seats are currently held by Democrats. We reached out to the four incumbent Democrats yesterday and two, Eddie Phipps and Matt Ryan, replied back that they are still considering whether to run and will be making decision in the coming weeks. Paul McConnell and Karen Tutino have not yet replied. The seats that are up for election are Ward 1, Ward 3, Ward 5 and Ward 7. If you do not know which ward you live in, click here for a map.
As we mentioned in the headline, the local Republicans are seeking candidates. Here is a Facebook post that we have seen a couple times the past couple of weeks:
If you are interested in running as a Democrat, you can contact the local party through its website.
We messaged with a person from Ward 1 a couple months ago and this person was leaning towards running as a Republican in Ward 1, but thus far, that is the only potential candidate we have communicated with.
As we have detailed before, if you can get 50 to 60 of your neighbors to vote for you in a primary, you will most likely be a party’s candidate in the general election. It also doesn’t take much to get on the ballot as an Independent. The primary is in May. The general election is in November.
What will be the big issue? Most likely the rezoning of lower Fayette Street or how it was rezoned if it happens sooner than later.