Ready for Next Year's Election?

Municipal and school board positions are up for grabs.

With the 2012 election and its presidential, congressional and state-legislature races in the past, the next contest will feature several municipal elections.

Half of the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners seats will be up for grabs in 2013, as well as more than half of the Narberth Borough Council and just less than half of the Lower Merion Board of School Directors, all to four-year terms.

In Lower Merion Township, the even-numbered wards among the township's 14 will have elections. Those seven wards are currently represented by four Democrats and three Republicans:

  • Ward 2: Jenny Brown (R)
  • Ward 4: Steven Lindner (D)
  • Ward 6: Phil Rosenzweig (R)
  • Ward 8: Jane Dellheim (D)
  • Ward 10: Scott Zelov (R)
  • Ward 12: Brian Gordon (D)
  • Ward 14: Rick Churchill (D)

In 2011, Democrats won six of seven races, including two victories by previously interim commissioners. The Democratic Party maintains a 10-4 majority on the board.

Four of nine Lower Merion School District board seats will be on the ballot: those currently held by Gary Friedlander, Lyn Kugel, Jerry Novick and Vice President Melissa Gilbert.

And on the Narberth Borough Council, four of seven seats will be filled in the 2013 general election. The seats are held now by Vice President Aaron Muderick, Heidi Boise, Bob Wegbreit and Andrea Deutsch; the all-Democrat council appointed Deutsch to replace Surge Ghosh after his resignation in January.

What other election races will catch your interest in 2013? Who'll you be voting for and rooting for? Tell us in the comments section below.


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