Thursday, November 8, 2012
Fresh off clinching the 157th District for a second term, incumbent Republican Warren Kampf adressed supporters in Wayne.
For the second-consecutive election cycle, Republican Warren Kampf topped Democrat Paul Drucker for right to represent the 157th District in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives. In the above video, Kampf addresses supporters at Landmark Americana in Wayne.
The Democrat fell by just over 1,000 votes in his bid to represent the 157th District.
Paul Drucker, the Democratic candidate for state Representative in the 157th District, fell to incumbent Republican Warren Kampf yesterday by a 1,002 vote margin. A former state Rep., Drucker told Patch this would be his last run for the seat. On November 7, he released the following statement, conceding defeat: It was a hard fought campaign, but we came up short. I am proud of the campaign we built and hope Representative Kampf will work in Harrisburg to represent all of the district. This fight is not over and the work continues to make sure our schools have the funding they need, that women’s rights are respected, and that gas companies are paying their fair share. Despite tonight’s loss, I would like to thank all of the voters who …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Republican won a second term while Drucker admitted this was his last run in the district.
For the second-consecutive election cycle, Republican Warren Kampf topped Democrat Paul Drucker for right to represent the 157th District in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives. The incumbent declared victory shortly before 11 p.m. Two years after beating Drucker by just under a thousand votes, Kampf ultimately won by 1,002. At an election night party at Wayne’s Landmark Americana, Kampf said his message of fiscal restraint struck a chord with the voters of the 157th. “Controlling spending in state government and not increasing the burden on the job sector, improving Pennsylvania’s competitiveness, making it more job-friendly, was all a large part of our message. Wages aren’t going up,” Kampf said, in the midst of a Republican …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The 157th District challenger announced the nods earlier this week.
Paul Drucker, Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 157th District, announced that he received endorsements from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and former Governor Ed Rendell last week. Nutter called Drucker a strong leader who is in touch with the needs of his community. "I am proud to endorse Paul Drucker for State Representative in the 157th District. I know that Paul is a true leader who understands the needs of his community, and the Southeastern PA region. We need representatives who will fight for the needs and priorities of this region and work with other leaders in our community to get things done. Paul Drucker is the man for the job. As a former Representative Paul always stood up for his constituents, and …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The publication said the 157th District seat is one of the most likely in the state to change hands.
The 157th District rematch between incumbent Warren Kampf and Democratic challenger Paul Drucker was named one of Pennsylvania’s ten most competitive state House races yesterday by Politics PA. The pair, who have already sparred over the Marcellus Shale, the state’s controversial Voter ID law, and public employee pensions, are expected to go down to the wire again after Kampf topped Drucker by under 1,000 votes in 2010. Politics PA said the seat is, out of 203 districts in play, the third most likely to switch hands, and had this to say about the dynamic race: This is another rematch. Kampf beat then-freshman Democrat Paul Drucker by 4 points in 2010, about 1,000 of 25,000 votes cast. Dems’ messaging statewide since 2011 is aimed at guys …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The state Rep. has the backing of the National Federation of
Business – Pennsylvania SAFE Trust, the Chester County Chamber of
Business & Industry, and PEG-PAC.
The following was provided by the office of state Rep. Warren Kampf (R-157). State Representative Warren Kampf (R-157) today announced that
he has received the endorsements of the National Federation of
Business – Pennsylvania SAFE Trust, the Chester County Chamber of
Business & Industry, and PEG-PAC in his bid for re-election. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the nation's
leading small business association representing small and independent
businesses. The Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry represents a diverse
membership of more than 900 local businesses of all sizes. PEG-PAC is the affiliated political action committee of the
Pennsylvania Business Council and supports candidates who are best for…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The event centered around women's health issues.
Steel City hosted a fundraiser for Pennsylvania House of Representatives Democratic challenger Paul Drucker on Saturday. The event centered around women's health issues and, according to Drucker's campaign, the candidate took the opportunity to outline his positions on abortion, contraception, and natural gas extraction. "Attacking the rights of women is unfair. Over-regulating women’s healthcare clinics to deny access to affordable healthcare, while allowing gas companies to go unregulated and giving them free-reign to pollute our environment is unfair," Drucker said.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The 157th district challenger fields questions from Phoenixville Patch readers.
While most national politicians rely on up-to-the-minute micro polls to know where they stand with voters, in the comparative analytic vacuum of a state-level race, 157th District challenger Paul Drucker says he makes a point to listen especially closely to his constituent's concerns. We took him at his word. When Phoenixville Patch sat down with the Democrat in his Bridge Street campaign headquarters on Wednesday (look for the full story sometime next week), we put to him a series of questions we got directly from readers on our Facebook page. From train service in the borough, to a fracking moratorium in the South Newark Basin, below is the result of our crowdsourced Q and A. Isn't democracy great? *** Rebekah Laughlin Bowser asks "what …
Friday, August 3, 2012
5,915 registered voters in the 157th District lack necessary ID to cast a ballot, says the Democrat's campaign.
In response to state Rep. Warren Kampf’s (R-157) suggestion that Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law might actually boost turnout at the polls this November, Democratic challenger Paul Drucker criticized the incumbent and announced the creation of a helpline to get local voters valid identification. “I will not sit back and watch the voters of my district have their rights stolen,” Drucker wrote on his campaign website. “I have spent my life standing up for the rights of others as both an elected official and attorney. The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy. I choose to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Regardless of the outcome of this election, I can honestly say that my campaign stood up for the rights …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
But even after Aurora, the state Rep. said such legislation would be unlikely to pass in PA.
In the aftermath of the Aurora shooting that killed 12, injured 58, and renewed a national conversation about gun control, state Rep. Warren Kampf (R-157) signaled a willingness this week to consider legislation that would place restrictions on gun ownership in Pennsylvania. “I can’t ignore what happened in Aurora,” he told a group of constituents at Phoenixville High School on July 30. “I was a prosecutor for five years in Philadelphia and York County and a public defender here in Chester County, so I’m somewhat up close and personal with the effect of gun crime.” He emphasized that any reform would face long odds though; reminding the audience that many of his colleagues in the Pennsylvania legislature, especially those from the …