Lewis announces plans to retire from the House after 2018

State Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) today announced that his second term in office, which will end with the 2017-18 session, will be his final one as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. His retirement will follow 56 years of public service. “Because of the citizens of the 74th District, I proudly worked in Harrisburg – despite the inevitable bureaucratic limitations...

Pryor announces bid for 74th District state house seat

Frank Pryor EAST FALLOWFIELD — A township man announced Wednesday he will seek the 74th District State Representative seat in 2018. Frank Pryor said he would seek the democratic nomination for the seat currently held by State Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74). “As State Representative, I will advance opportunities for jobs & economic development, advocate for quality education and state of the art...

Candidate Q&A: Josh Maxwell, 74th State House District

Josh Maxwell Editor’s Note: Once again, we posed the same nine questions to our legislative candidates and offered to publish them without edits or modification to allow our readers to get an unfiltered view of their positions on some of the top issues of the day in Pennsylvania. We will run the answers of all of the candidates for a given race at the same time — assuming all have responded. 1....

Candidate Q&A: Harry Lewis Jr., 74th State House District

Harry Lewis Jr. Editor’s Note: Once again, we posed the same nine questions to our legislative candidates and offered to publish them without edits or modification to allow our readers to get an unfiltered view of their positions on some of the top issues of the day in Pennsylvania. We will run the answers of all of the candidates for a given race at the same time — assuming all have responded. 1....

Lewis to host coffee chat, Oct. 27

DOWNINGTOWN — As part of his continued efforts to discuss important state issues with residents, Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) invites people living in the 74th Legislative District to participate in a coffee chat on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at his district office, 131 Wallace Road, Unit No. 14, Downingtown. 

Letter: Chester County needs new leadership

To The Editor, When we move forward together, we move forward farther. It is often the case that elected officials like to talk about how great they are more than they like to talk about how great the people they serve are. That is fundamentally un-productive because it means that they’re focused on their own accomplishments instead of the community’s accomplishments. A “we” attitude is always...

Ellison is out and so is the Tea Party

One — the former Democratic power-broker — knows he’s done, the other is oblivious By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times As we head into the holiday season — and hopefully, a couple of weeks of relative quiet — a few notes and thoughts on local political stuff and other news items. Maybe the topline item this morning is that James Ellison is out at Rhoads & Sinon — meaning he will no...

Lewis wants to unite in run for 74th

Seeks broad coalition to support his campaign By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Harry Lewis Jr. addresses supporters Wednesday night in declaring his candidacy for State Representative. COATESVILLE — Amidst a crowded room filled with supporters, friends, former colleagues and students, Harry Lewis Jr. said Wednesday night it would take a broad coalition supporting him for him to be elected as State...

Maxwell announces run for State Rep.

Downingtown mayor becomes second Democrat seeking 74th seat By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Josh Maxwell DOWNINGTOWN — And then there were two. Democrat Josh Maxwell, the Mayor of Downingtown, officially announced Tuesday that he would be a candidate for State Representative in the newly created 74th District in 2014, joining Caln Commissioner Joshua Young in the race for the Democratic nomination. Republican...

Young announces run for 74th District House seat

First to declare candidacy in what could be a crowded field for 2014 By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Joshua Young CALN — Township Commissioner Joshua Young became the first declared candidate for the new 74th District State House seat in 2014, announcing his candidacy, Tuesday afternoon. Young, a Democrat who just won reelection to a third term  as Township Commissioner, describes himself as...