Wednesday, January 16, 2013
State Rep. Dan Truitt will move his local office from downtown West Chester to East Goshen.
Wednesday, January 16
The following is a press release from the Pennsylvania State of Representatives. Rep. Dan Truitt (R-Chester) will open a new district office in East Goshen. It’s just one of many changes coming to the legislator’s office as he begins the 2013-14 term. On March 1, Truitt will move his district office to the Goshen Executive Center, 1450 East Boot Road, Suite 100D, in East Goshen. He will continue operating from the current office at 21 South Church Street in West Chester until Feb. 28. The office phone number, 610-696-4990, will remain the same. “I committed to do something about our handicap accessibility at the beginning of this term, but, the lingering uncertainty with legislative redistricting left us in a bind. We determined that …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Republican incumbent Dan Truitt holds off Democratic challenger Bret Binder in the race for the 156th District in the state house.
After months of campaigning, Republican incumbent Dan Truitt defeated Democratic challenger Bret Binder in the battle to represent the 156th district in the Pennsylvania house of representatives. According to the unofficial results late Tuesday night, Truitt earned 52 percent of the vote to Binder's 48 percent. In terms of votes, Truitt received 16,493 votes to Binder's 15,276. Throughout the campaign, both candidates ran on a platform of education and the economy. Truitt won the election by carrying West Goshen, East Goshen and parts of East Bradford Township. Binder carried the overwhelmingly Democratic voting West Chester Borough.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Dan Truitt calls information in opponent Bret Binder's most recent mailing misleading.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The following is a press release from the Truitt Campaign. Today, State Representative Dan Truitt condemned Democrat State House Candidate Bret Binder’s most recent negative attack ads that deliberately used misleading information about funding for the West Chester Area School District. “We all expected Binder and House Democrat leaders in Harrisburg to say anything to win this election,” said Truitt. “But to go as far as to lie about information that is so easily and readily available to the public just shows that Bret does not have the integrity needed for this job. “The fact remains that I successfully fought the Corbett Administration to restore every dime of state funding for our school district that was cut under former Governor Ed …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The Chester County Fraternal Order of Police accidentally sends a letter to Dan Truitt endorse his campaign when they meant to endorse Bret Binder.
The Chester County Fraternal Order of Police accidentally sent a letter of endorsement to State Rep. Dan Truitt of the PA-156th district on Wednesday after the had already endorsed Binder. In an e-mail sent to the Binder campaign, FOP president Edward Toner writes: Also please be advised that a letter was sent to Dan Truitt in error, stating that Lodge No. 11 had endorsed Mr. Truitt for the 156 Legislative District. The e-mail goes on to say: Please be advised that Lodge No. 11, did endorse you [Bret Binder] at our September 19, 2012 general meeting for the 156 Legislative District. Toner continues: I personally apologize for this error. Both Truitt and Binder posted blogs on West Chester Patch claiming the endorsement, while Binder …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The program would create an online bullying database that would create a deadline for investigations and would generate reports and send email updates to school and state officials.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The following is a press release from State Rep. Dan Truitt (R-156) Rep. Dan Truitt (R-Chester) has introduced legislation that would create an online database, run by the Department of Education, where school districts would report incidents of bullying. The database would create a deadline for investigations and would generate reports and send email updates to school and state officials. House Bill 2636, known as the PASS (Pennsylvania Safe Schools) Act, would also mandate all teachers take an online bullying prevention training program every five years. “Some people think bullying is just a normal part of childhood,” Truitt said. “Victims of bullying see it differently. Bullies rob their victims of some of the joys of childhood. …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
State Representative Dan Truiitt says the government needs to get out of the way of business owners.
Dan Truitt is an electrical engineer by trade. He analyzes processes, and when he first got to Harrisburg, he figured the process was broken. “I got there, and I met legislators,” Truitt said. “I thought that most of the legislators seemed like decent people, but we kept getting such lousy legislation. I figure it had to be the process.” Truitt sees himself as a kind of outsider. He didn’t even consider running for office until someone from the Republican Party called and asked him if he would do it. “I got an e-mail out of the blue,” Truitt said. “Somebody said that if the Republicans wanted to win they needed a small business owner from East Goshen. They thought that somebody could be me.” Truitt added, “If I hadn’t received that e…
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Bret Binder is running as a Democrat for the state house's 156th district with hopes of fixing the economy and education.
Editor's Note the following is a story based on an interview with Democratic State Representative Candidate Bret Binder. A similar story about Republican Incumbent Dan Truitt will run Sunday Bret Binder has worn a lot of hats. He’s a baseball player, a swimmer. He owns part of a bowling alley. He’s a lawyer. This November, though, he’s reaching for a new hat. Bret Binder wants to be the new state representative for the 156th District. “I’m concerned with where things are going,” Binder said. “I felt like this is my moment where I really needed to run.” Binder is young for a politician, just 33. But already in his career he’s worked as a small business owner, a clerk for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and a local real estate and …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVPA), and the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter announced their endorsement of Bret Binder for State Representative in District 156.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The following is a press release from Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. Thursday, Today, Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVPA), and the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter announced their endorsement of Bret Binder for State Representative in District 156. "There are too many committed environmentalists in this district for it to be represented for another term by someone who votes solely in the short-term, immediate interest,” said Brady Russell, Eastern PA Director of Clean Water Action. “That's why Clean Water Action urges its members to come out and vote for a change in representation, and support Bret Binder." "In addition to slowing the process of global warming, clean air is necessary to avoid …
Friday, June 29, 2012
State Rep. Dan Truitt backs the state's budget.
The following is a press release from Dan Truitt. Rep. Dan Truitt (R-Chester) supported the 2012-13 state budget calling it a fiscally responsible budget that faces economic realities while still providing for the priorities within our community values. The budget, which does not raise taxes on Pennsylvania residents or job creators, provides important funding for the 156th District, including an increase for the West Chester Area School District which is higher than the governor’s originally proposed budget. “I will continue to work for initiatives such as public pension reform and mandate relief that will help school districts better control costs, as well as changes to the state’s school funding formula that will treat West Chester more…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
A quick look at who is on the ballot for West Chester residents.
State Representative (156th District) - Contested for Democrats State Senator (19th District) Attorney General - Contested for Democrats Auditor General - Contested for Republicans Treasurer U.S. Representative (PA-6th) U.S. Senator - Contested for Democrats and Republicans U.S. President - Contested for Republicans