State Senator Daylin Leach (D) is going to face a crowded field if he decides to run for re-election in 2020. Leach currently represents the 17th District, which includes West Conshohocken, Plymouth Township, Upper Merion, Norristown, portions of the Main Line, etc.
In 2017 Leach was the focus of a Philadelphia Inquirer article that reported on allegations made against him by former staffers and others working in state government and politics. He has also been accused of rape by a former daughter of a woman he represented as an attorney. Philadelphia Magazine published an article detailing all the allegations and fallout from them today.
So who is running against Leach in the 2020 Democratic primary?
Sara Atkins (picture in the center above) is an activist from Wynnewood. She was part of the protest against Leach when he had an event at a Conshohocken restaurant. You can learn more about Atkins here.
Shae Ashe (pictured right) of Norristown is currently the President of the Norristown School Board. You can learn more about Ashe here.
Ashe needs to change his email address on his campaign’s Facebook page. Since the page is campaign focused, he shouldn’t list his school district email address.
Linda Fields (pictured left) from King of Prussia has a bunch of endorsements from the unions (her career has been working for unions). She is a second-time candidate. She lost a race for State Senate out in the district for the Pottstown area in 2018. Her bio states she has homes in both King of Prussia and Pottstown. You can learn more about Fields here.
More to come.
Photos: Courtesy of candidates.