8 Candidates Across 2 Parties Seek 4 Primary Ballot Slots to Fill 3 Open Montgomery County Commissioner Seats
Vacancies on the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners are drawing bipartisan interest. The window to toss a hat into the May Primary Election ring closed Mar. 14, making Andrew Seidman’s job of reporting the field for The Philadelphia Inquirer an accurate assessment of the upcoming primary.
Two board vacancies resulted from Democratic exits, one past, one coming.
Commissioner chair Val Arkoosh resigned in January to join newly-elected Governor Josh Shaprio‘s administration in Harrisburg.
Commissioner Ken Lawrence has decided that his term’s December end will allow him to embrace other priorities.
The Democratic breakdown is:
- Tanya Bamford, a Montgomery Township Board of Supervisors member
- Kimberly Koch, a Whitpain Township Board of Supervisors member
- Neil Makhija, a Lower Merion lawyer whose past includes consumer protection litigation
- Noah Marlier, a Springfield attorney and county prothonotary
- Jamila Winder, the East Norriton resident currently finishing Arkoosh’s term
On the Republican side are:
- Tom DiBello, a Royersford CEO and former Limerick Township supervisor
- Liz Ferry, an Upper Dublin vice president for state legislative affairs at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
- Joe Gale, of Plymouth Meeting, a county commissioner since 2015
Detail on the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners primary election is at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The March 10, 2023, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Meeting
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