The Marple Newtown Democratic Committee endorses Phil Block to represent all of Newtown Township and Marple 5th Ward.

Philip Block – House District 168
Link to ​Philip Block candidate forum.

Link to Philip Block website.
Information about the 168th candidate
Bio:  Philip is a resident of Chester Heights, where he serves as a Borough councilman. He is passionate about the environment, equal rights for all, sensible gun control and fair and equal educational opportunities. Making a difference in his community, he serves as a vice-chair for the Mid-County Democratic Committee. As a scientist with a doctorate in chemistry, Philip has spent the last twenty years developing and implementing technologies to treat contaminated soil and groundwater, air pollution and treating wastewater and drinking water, combining his love of science and the environment. As a proud husband and father of two great children, Philip will bring his passion to the State Legislature, fighting to protect our legacy to our descendants and providing a voice for the 168th District and all Pennsylvanians.

The Marple Newtown Democratic Committee has not endorsed a candidate for the PA 26th State Senatorial District. Tanner Rouse will compete in the May 15th Democratic primary. 

Link to Tanner Rouse Candidate Forum.

Link to Tanner Rouse website.

Tanner Rouse lives in Upper Providence with his wife, Ursula, and his one-year-old son, Will. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he volunteered for campaigns in his free time, and a J.D. from Fordham University Law School, where he worked in the Urban Policy Clinic and tutored middle school students. Tanner enjoys nothing more than watching Philadelphia sports games with Will, hoping that the youngest Rouse will grow up to become a fanatic just like his dad. He is an original member of Moving Philly Forward, an organization that seeks to empower people to understand and become involved in local government.

For the past seven years, Tanner served in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. He was promoted to the prestigious homicide division early in his career but is most proud of his work as a member of the community-based prosecutorial team assigned to North Philadelphia’s 22nd District.  He attended weekend police outreach days and evening prayer marches. While serving in the DA’s Office, Tanner was also a Youth Aid panelist and a member of his neighborhood civic association’s safety committee.

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The Marple Newtown Democratic Committee has not endorsed a candidate for the PA 26th State Senatorial District. Tim Kearney will compete in the May 15th Democratic primary. 

Tim Kearney - PA 26th District.

Link to Tim Kearney candidate forum.

Link to Tim Kearney website.

Mayor of Swarthmore, and an experienced public servant, a husband, a father, and a small business owner and architect.
Tim agrees with the vast majority of Pennsylvanians that every child deserves access to a good education so we can all enjoy the benefits of a well-educated population. That means it’s time to stop penalizing children for their zip code and fund schools realistically and properly.   He also believes that Pennsylvania must be fair to everyone when it collects taxes and pays for programs: a balanced budget must benefit everyone; a fair budget cannot burden the most vulnerable while rewarding the wealthiest among us.

Architects like Tim are trained to see the big picture while working out the many details and individual concerns that make that future possible. Tim Kearney is the experienced man of action the 26th District needs to make sure that we live inthe Pennsylvania we want right now and that we leave the Pennsylvania we want to our children.

Marple Newtown Democratic Committee


The Marple Newtown Democratic Committee endorses Jennifer O’mara to represent all of Marple Township except Marple 5th Ward.

Jennifer O’Mara – House District 165

Link to Jennifer O'Mara


Information about the 165th candidate
Bio:   Jennifer was raised in Delaware County and comes from a working class background. She is a certified to teach social studies in Pennsylvania and currently works at the University of Pennsylvania in Development. In her spare time, she serves on the Board of Directors for Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils, a statewide leadership development program for high school students.

Jennifer is a passionate advocate for education, our veterans, and promoting the safety and welfare of her community. Please message the page or email us if you’d like to get in touch with the your paragraph here