The most interesting race in the county is the one for County Commissioner, especially in the Republican primary (we share more info below).
The way the election for County Commissioner is decided is rather strange. The primary
Unfortunately, this has produced a system, at least in recent years (we didn’t go back to look), a lack of geographical representation. All three current Commissioners live on the eastern side of the county (two live in the same town). Only one candidate running this year from either party is from the western side of the county.
And why do less than 2,500 people in West Conshohocken have a Borough Council of seven
Buy anyhow, here are the candidates:
Kenneth E. Lawrence, Jr. (incumbent)
Val Arkoosh (incumbent)
Lawrence and Arkoosh are running as a joint ticket and have the backing of the party endorsement. Sosa previously ran for Lt. Governor and lost in the primary.
Joe Gale (incumbent)
France W. Krazalkovich
Gale won the race in 2015 without the backing of the party. He has enlisted his brother Sean Gale to run with him on a ticket for this election. Eisenberg is a former member of Plymouth’s Council, Conner is a current Supervisor in Whitpain and Krazalkovich is a Supervisor in Upper Pottsgrove.
The effort of the more establishment candidates on the Republican side to upend the Gales is what will be interesting.
Lawrence, both Gales, and Eisenberger, are all Plymouth Township residents.