LETS MAKE THE DELAWARE VALLEY GREAT AGAIN!
Michael Bradley was born and raised in South Philadelphia, and still resides in the Grays Ferry section, where he is involved in numerous local civic groups. Michael is a twelve year military veteran, and is currently employed as a Project Manager for a construction management company in Wilmington, Delaware. He is a proud father of five, is of Irish and Italian decent, and is a practicing Roman Catholic.
Michael attended all local schools, including King of Peace, Saint John Neumann, and Parkway High School. While serving our nation in the Army, he completed courses at Atlantic Armstrong University and Central Texas College, and earned an Associate’s Degree from Jefferson Community College.
Throughout his service in the US Army, Michael had the distinction of leading some of the best citizens and immigrants this country could produce while proudly serving as a construction team leader in various engineer units on three different continents. He was accommodated for performance as an Operations and Training NCO overseeing a Combat Heavy Engineer Battalion and then a Brigade Engineer Battalion.
After completing his military service, Michael went back to school, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree from Drexel, and later finishing his Master’s Degree – while working full-time – from Drexel in Construction Management and Sustainable Design.
After finishing school in 2014, Michael recognized a need for more information distribution about matters important to his community, and the need for more community engagement. After helping to set up community organization in Grays Ferry, he went on to help form community organizations in Southwest and North Philly. Since then, he has remained engaged in working with all the local community organizations, as well as participating on the local zoning board.
ANDREW MEEHAN, businessman and grandson of the late legendary Philadelphia GOP party boss AUSTIN MEEHAN, announced that he will run in the Republican primary for the 1st Congressional District in 2020. A Bucks County resident since 1983, Andy Meehan is a proud husband and father. Since 1998, Andy has been President of Andrew M. Meehan Inc., a FINRA registered investment advisory firm. Andy is known for his talent, high energy, and sincere passion for American values. For more, visit https://www.meehan2020.com
CHRIS SAULLO - I come from a coal patch town near Hazleton, PA. My mother worked a lunch counter before she got a factory job. My father was a truck driver. My mother still lives in that little town, in the home my father built. Through them, I learned firsthand about hard work.
The hallmarks of my life are hard work, discipline, integrity and service. My focus is my family and my community. I have vast experience and great success in many endeavors which have prepared me for the role as supervisor. I have witnessed both the good and bad of the many cultures and societies of our great world and I can make a difference here.
I am a husband, a father and a retired Marine. I am also your neighbor.
I care deeply about our families, our homes, our community and our future. I sincerely ask to represent you; and to bring a fresh perspective to the board of supervisors. I humbly ask for you to choose me as the next supervisor.
Pete Smith - born and raised in Philadelphia and has lived in the Northeast since he was 5. At the age of 52, Pete and his wife Marybeth have 3-children and 3-grandchildren and reside in the Tacony neighborhood. Despite being both from the same neighborhood, Pete and MaryBeth did not meet until after high-school at a job they both worked at where they fell in love and have been married for over 32-years. Both of their Parents were staples in the Tacony Community, Where Pete’s father was a business owner of Tacony Tax and Real Estate and Mother was the branch Manager for years at Fidelity Federal. Marybeth’s Father was an area coach for years and her mother “Betty” was the crossing guard at Our Lady of Consolation for over 27 years.
Pete went to Tacony’s St. Leo’s and graduated from Father Judge High School, where he participated in both Swimming and Football and was part of the 1984 championship team. After starting a family Pete went back to School obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the Prestigious Wharton Business School of The University of Pennsylvania.
Pete has always been very community active, from being a little league coach, volunteering for school activities and trips and community cleanups. Pete is a Co-Block Captain of his street and the founder of The Northeast Philly Block Captain Coalition. The Coalition was designed by Pete to help recruit Block Captains for the City. Although not an employee of the City, Pete feels that a strong community begins at the street level. “The more organized blocks you have creates a more organized neighborhood” His thought process is simple. Just don’t wave at your neighbors, go over and say hello. Pete also feels the more block captains communicating with each other helps with ongoing issues.
As Tacony Civic Association President, Pete and his board worked closely with the community and the Police to put initiatives together which increased police presence with vehicle, foot and bike patrols. These initiatives moved drug dealers and prostitutes off the avenue, opening the corridor for neighbors to return to shopping at those great businesses. Under his leadership, Pete was able to increase their fundraising efforts which resulted in the Civic Association to host a summer festival, multiple concerts and other events free for the community. His partnership with Dietz and Watson, not only benefitted the Civic, but also the Free Library of Tacony’s Winterfest and the City Reach Churches Back to School event. The Civic has also been able to donate to numerous charitable events in the neighborhood and have a standing offer to the 15th Police District to purchase two additional Bikes for qualified officers to use in the neighborhood.
Pete continues to build relationships with Business and Community Leaders as well as all Philadelphian’s. Pete will bring change to City Hall that is desperately needed to help bring back the city of Neighborhoods. Pete will focus on the wasteful spending, corruption and the mismanagement of city resources. Pete is Against Safe Injection Sites, and implementing real treatment for addicted members of the community. He is against the Sanctuary City Status and thinks the soda tax has caused more harm than god, and will introduce legislation to repeal it. He is also for term limits for City Council Members.
LAWRENCE TABAS - A lifelong Republican and acclaimed expert on election law, Lawrence Tabas is known as a leader who stands by the rank-and-file during campaigns with a never-wavering grace and courtesy that has won Pennsylvania GOP allies at every level of government. Lawrence Tabas was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania on July 13, 2019.
Matt Wolfe is a former Deputy Attorney General. He also served in the administration of Governor Tom Ridge as the Chief Counsel of the Department of Labor and Industry, which played a key role in helping Pennsylvania’s economy grow and attract new jobs. Before that he was Assistant Counsel at the Department of Transportation and he was appointed a Special Assistant District Attorney and Special Prosecutor in several counties. In Philadelphia, former District Attorney Ron Castille appointed him a Special Assistant District Attorney to represent the city to close down nuisance bars in his neighborhood. He helped close down the notorious Times Café and the Purple Fox. He also served with Sam Katz when Sam was on the School Board as a member of the Philadelphia School Board’s Task Force on Scholastics and Sports, which developed academic standards for public school students to meet in order to be eligible for sports and extracurricular activities.
Matt Wolfe has been a community activist in West Philadelphia since he was in college. He was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the Spruce Hill Community Association, also serving as its Vice President. Matt has served as a member of the 18th Police District Neighborhood Advisory Committee and was Vice Chairman of the Woodland District of the Boy Scouts of America. He is active in his parish, St. Francis DeSales, and has served on the Parish Pastoral Council and as a Eucharistic Minister.
Matt Wolfe has been an active Republican since college, is the Chairman of the University City Republican Committee and has served his community for years as a ward leader and committeeman. Wolfe is a lawyer, having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova Law School, practicing election law and has taught other lawyers in continuing education classes in the area. He currently maintains his own law office, understanding the challenges that a small business owners face. His law office is in West Philadelphia where he lives with his wife, Denise Furey. He has two adult sons, Jay and Ross.
Chris Mundiath is a lifelong resident of Plymouth Meeting and the newly elected Chairman of the Montgomery County Young Republicans. The son of a Navy Veteran and Engineer, hard work and service for others were important values. His passion to serve others inspired him to run for State Representative in the 70th District in 2018, but fell short in the general election. He also served as the Communications Director for the Berth Grossman campaign in 2017.
He is a graduate of La Salle University with degrees in Business and Communications. In his free time he enjoys Tennis, hiking and traveling
Ross Wolfe is an attorney who currently serves as the Philadelphia Young Republican Chairman and Deputy General Counsel of the Young Republican National Federation. Ross has worked on many campaigns, most recently serving as Scott Wagner’s Philly campaign chair, and currently managing his father, Matt Wolfe, campaign for City Council. Ross is a University City native, where he currently lives, and is also a certified USA Boxing official.
Calvin R. Tucker President & CEO, Eagles Capital Advisors, LLC, a Financial, Management & Economic Development Consultant is Chairman of The Pennsyvania/Philadelphia Black Republican Council, Philadelphia Republican Ward Leader-22nd Ward, Treasurer of Philadelphia Republican Party, President of the Germantown Republican Club, 2017 Presidential nominee for U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, 2016 media Surrogate for Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump, 2016 African American Advisor to Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump, Pennsylvania State Committee and 2012 and 2016 Delegate to the Republican National Convention.
Rob Boysen is a Conservative Republican who strongly believes in the Tea Party Patriot’s vision of a nation where personal freedom is cherished and where all Americans are treated equally, assuring each person’s ability to pursue their American Dream.
Rob joined the Tea Party Patriots in March 2009 and along with his wife Lil, founded the Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots, Lower Bucks County Chapter in February 2010. The group is still going strong today.
Rob is a retired Youth Correctional Counselor/Correctional Officer who worked for the California Youth Authority (now the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) for 14 years. Since 2001, Rob has worked for the New Jersey Department of Corrections as an Instructor Counselor and after an 18-year career with the NJDOC, Rob will retire at the end of this year.
Steve Scheetz grew up in Port Indian (between Norristown and Valley Forge Park along the Schuylkill River), Military Vet, and current resident of Langhorne, PA.
The first two terms (2013-2015) as Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania taught that ego has no place in politics. The reality is that if anyone is to achieve anything, politically, there needs to be reliance upon the people who live in the place where change / improvement needs to be achieved.
Working to unify the various factions within the party while making various projects a reality has been a long term goal. For example: In 2016, an adhoc group was created. “Libertarians Spreading Libertarianism.” In 2016, our convention had 5 candidates on stage for the presidential debate. Each had supporters, but after that convention, he wanted Libertarians working together, and all factions worked on Libertarian outreach at the RNC convention in Cleveland, OH, and the DNC convention in Philadelphia.
In 2017 he continued his work bringing people together speaking at several conventions; in 2018, the message of Unity with Principle continued to resonate with all people not just Libertarians.
Steve’s answer to government monopoly is the free market, and while this comes with the understanding that we need to have working solutions firmly in place before removing their corresponding government counterparts, there is no doubt that We The People can formulate better solutions when we work together than the government has provided.
Being a strong supporter of transparency regarding to health care procedures, it is clear that some segments of government (such as the Federal Trade Commission) are not interested in allowing health care customers to find the best treatment for the lowest cost when spending the money they have earned.
Having served as a member of the Libertarian Party Platform Committee, Steve helped improve the language of the Libertarian Platform. He served on the Libertarian National Committee, and in all of this time, the simple concept “People living life their way providing a respect for the rights and property of others.” has been promoted.
Rich is a third generation business owner specializing in Wedding, Mitzvah, and Portrait & Social Event Photography and Video.
Clair Pruett Studio has been serving the Philadelphia area since 1932, now working with 4th generation families!
Rich is also seriously looking at the new vacant seat for Chairman of the RNC for Pennsylvania.
Like President Trump , Rich is also a Business man with no prior political experience, but has built an incredible grassroots Philly Suburbs Support President Trump on Facebook.
DION CINI - FORMER MARINE, SUPPORTER OF PRESIDENT TRUMP, POLITICAL ACTIVIST & TRUMP FLAG DROP SPECIALIST.
Michael Antonio Giaramita Jr. is the founder of Giaramita Law Offices, P.C. with offices in the Philadelphia and Harrisburg areas. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Giaramita has civil litigation experience advocating for clients against Fortune 500 companies and governmental entities in both state and federal court. His criminal trial experience extends to both Pennsylvania and New Jersey defending a variety of significant criminal charges.
Giaramita has become a source of authority on the laws of firearms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is the co-author of Pennsylvania Gun Law: Armed and Educated, and authored an article for the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers examining complicated issues that affect Pennsylvanians’ firearms rights.
Furthermore, Giaramita has been a featured lecturer to both attorneys and interested citizens at over 500 seminars regarding the laws of firearms. He was a featured guest at Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Continuing Legal Education course on Firearms Preemption, National Business Institute, Simply CLE, the Conference of Townships, Boroughs & Authorities, Annual Meeting and Educational Conference Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners, the Garden State Outdoor Show, the Eagle Arms Show at the Greater Philly Expo Center, and many more.
Throughout his career, Giaramita’s legal efforts have garnered media coverage, serving as a featured guest on Cam & Company of NRA News, Fox News Radio, ABC 27, CBS 21, FOX 43 and dozens of additional news sources. He has additionally served as a featured panelist for “town hall” style events for ABC, CBS, and NPR.
He is now a permanent contributor for We the People . . . The Constitution Matters, a radio show on Greater Philadelphia’s Fox News Radio, WFYL 1180. It airs every Friday at 8 AM, with rebroadcasts on Saturdays and Sundays, and the podcast version available online.
Giaramita prides himself in being a competitor, having played baseball at the collegiate level and competing in martial arts throughout his life.
He resides in the Five County Philadelphia Area with his wife of seven years and their dog.
CRAIG MELOGRANO - Graduated from Lehigh University in 1994 – Civil Engineering. 3rd team All American Punter senior year. Married (Natalie) with 3 children, Gina (14), George (12), Samantha (11). George and Samantha attend Wissahickon Middle School. Gina is at Germantown Academy/
Resident of Township for 11 years.
Chair Lower Gwynedd Township Planning Commission, 2011 to present
Board of Directors – General Building Contractors Association, 2012 to present Vice Chairman – General Building Contractors Association, 2019 to present
Board of Directors – Philadelphia Carpenter’s Joint Apprentice Committee, 2012 to present Treasurer - Philadelphia Carpenter’s Joint Apprentice Committee, 2016 to present
Member – Gwynedd Mercy High School Facilities Committee, 2015-2018 American Heart Association Heart Walk Corporate Sponsor 2017
Ronald McDonald House Premier Corporate Partner Donor 2019
Philadelphia D&M – 2007 to present. Owner. www.philadm.com. Employ approximately 550 office and trades people. Headquartered in Plymouth Meeting. Recently constructed Comcast’s 2nd tower and Four Seasons in Philadelphia and a new building for Ronald McDonald House. Also constructing a new hospital for Penn Medicine and just started Live! Casino near the stadiums in Philadelphia.
Engineering News Record 2018 rankings – Company is 15th largest wall and ceiling contractor in the Nation (12th in 2017) and 3rd largest specialty contractor in Pennsylvania (3rd in 2017).
Negotiated Philadelphia Carpenters, drywall finishers and plasterers collective bargaining agreements in 2015 and 2018.
Campaign website – www.craigmelograno.com
Gregg M. Richman, Esq
Went to Law School in Delaware - Widener University. Graduation in 2002. Passed the bar in Pa and NJ in 2002.
- prior to graduating I worked for children and youth services in Media, Delaware County assisting under-privileged children and their parents with both family and criminal cases
- prior to graduating I also was a clerk at the Bucks county District Attorney's office for a year and presented cases at the District Justice level, handling cases such as DUI, aggravated assault, and Criminal fraud cases.
- prior to graduating law school I worked for the Governor's office of General Counsel handling eminent domain cases for the state in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties.
- after graduating I obtained a full time position with Allstate insurance as Corporate House counsel and tried over 50 civil jury trials in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester County.
- after leaving Allstate after 5 years I went to USAA and was Corporate House Counsel for another 5 years handling first party civil claims and tried over 30 jury trials across a Montgomery county, Philadelphia County, in NJ, Camden and Burlington County as well as Gloucester County.
- In 2000, I worked on President George W. Bush's election campaign in Bucks County by canvassing Door to Door and sending our mailers and calling voters.
- In 2002, I was appointed too the Planning Commission in Bucks County and helped Representative Scott Petri win his first election too the State Legislature by Canvassing for him throughout the District.
- I served on the planning commission from 2002-2006.
-I helped Representative Petri to win Re-election in 2004 and 2006 by canvassing for him throughout the His District.
- after leaving USAA in 2009, I started my own solo practice handling all types of civil cases.
I had several surgeries in the last 10 years which forced me to have to go on administrative suspension which is the same as being inactive status while I recovered from surgery and rehab. I had two hip surgeries and two tendon repair surgeries in the last 10 years.
- I will bring honor, integrity and a solid and impeccable legal background to the Court of Common Pleas in Montgomery County and look forward to getting to know everyone much more on the 2019 campaign trial.
Gregg M. Richman, Esq.
I am a child of legal immigrants that came to this country in 1978 from the former USSR. My parents were Patriots of America before they even became citizens. My grandparents lost their families in the Holocaust which made me lucky enough to be raised by a family that taught me about love, respect, appreciation and Patriotism.
My family came here to live the American Dream and I got to see first hand how that's possible in America if you work hard to achieve it. I'm an Interior Designer and own 3 businesses with my husband. I have a beautiful successful daughter who we raised with the same values I grew up with who lives the American Dream and recently married her husband who's going through the legal immigration channels now.
My husband and I started a Facebook page 5 months ago that grew to over a 19,000 with a 18.1 engagement of members to get people involved in making changes in our communities and grew our base with leadership in 27 States of US. We are organizing teams to save our citizens from homelessness, Sharia Law & Socialism. We educate people while helping and leading by example. We are contacting officials in every State to provide our citizens with the opportunity to communicate what their cities need help with from their officials and we work on supporting the right people in office.
Diane G. Margolin
Founder of : Americans Unite 4 America
Robert G. Loughery was sworn in as a Bucks County Commissioner on February 3, 2011, after being appointed to the Board of Commissioners by the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County, and was elected to a full term in November 2011. He was re-elected to a second term in November 2015 and served as Chairman of the Board in 2012 - 2016 and again in 2018 & 2019. Under his leadership as Chairman, working collaboratively with his fellow Commissioners, Bucks County has achieved many important milestones and accomplishments. During this period, the county reduced its workforce by nearly 10%, made strategic investments in technology to improve efficiencies for county employees, increased appropriations to replace and repair County-owned bridges, produced budget surpluses in 2013, 2014 & 2015 and opened a new Justice Center. Additionally, the County of Bucks secured and has maintained two Aaa bond ratings awarded by Moody's and Standard & Poor’s and has sustained greater than 95% funding of their Pension obligations. Through bipartisan efforts, Rob was instrumental in supporting funding for DA Matt Weintraub to add 6 new detectives to start a Bucks County Drug Strike Force targeting dealers of heroin in our communities. He also spearheaded the efforts to strengthen partnerships for Workforce Development with the Bucks County Community College to establish a first-ever Metalworks Training Program that has graduated 165 individuals with 155 job placements. A real estate investor and small business owner, Rob is a partner/owner of BFRL Realty Associates, Inc., and has founded and managed multiple real estate investment entities for nearly 2 decades. His real estate development experience includes redevelopment, in-fill development and industrial real estate projects. He has worked on projects located throughout regions of the United States. Rob serves on numerous boards and authorities including the Board of Covenant Bank, Grand View Health, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, Bucks County Conservation District and the US Trade Representative Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee. He is Chairman of the Bucks County Retirement Board and served on the Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority from 2012-2018. A 1987 graduate of Central Bucks East High School, he earned a BA in Policy and Management Studies from Dickinson College in 1991. Following graduation, Rob was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. A resident of Bedminster Township, he and his wife, Kathy, have three daughters – Grace, Evelyn and Amelia. email@example.com @RobertGLoughery
Jim Proser - Award-winning author grew up as the fourth of five sons of nightclub impresario Monte Proser and film actress Jane Ball in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Jim began his professional writing career at age 15 as a city reporter for the Lambertville (NJ) Beacon newspaper and as a regional photojournalist for the Bucks County Courier Times. He went on as a journalist to write interviews of business leaders for the Investor’s Business Daily. He has written screenplays for film and television producers including 20th Century Fox Television, Showtime Networks and numerous independent producers.
His first book, “I’m Staying with My Boys; The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC” was published by St. Martin’s Press and awarded the United States Marine Corps Commandant’s Recommendation in 2011. It has remained on the commandant’s professional reading list since that year and was used as source material for the HBO television series, The Pacific, and the subsequent documentary film written and directed by Mr. Proser. The book and documentary have also served as the source material for speaking engagements to the United States Naval Institute in Washington DC, the University of Northern Idaho Writer’s Symposium, Bowdoin College Advanced Literature Studies, the Coeur D’Alene Charter Academy and numberous civic organizations and secondary schools.
His current book, “No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy; The Life of General James Mattis” was published by HarperCollins publishers and released on August 7, 2018. The book has achieved the rank of #1 in its category and #17 overall on amazon.com. He has been interviewed about the book on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” and “Fox and Friends” on the Fox News Network.
Jim lives in Sarasota, FL and spends his days working on his next book and writing inflammatory political posts for his blog at jimproser.com.
for Montgomery County Commissioner
E X P E R I E N C E
Serving Whitpain Citizens Whitpain, PA
Now as Chair of our Board of Supervisors, leading a diverse community of
20,000 residents that embraces the future and cherishes our heritage
Board of Supervisors (Nov '09-Present) decisively won 2 competitive races
Other Boards & Committees (2003-Present) include Walton Pond HOA;
Whitpain's Open Space, Planning, and Zoning Hearing Boards; BoRit
Superfund Site Advisory Group; Wissahickon SD Superintendent's Advisory
Council, and the Bike Montco Steering Committee
GOP Committeeperson (2006-Present) & Area 10 Leader (2014-2017)
North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Clubs Board of Directors (2013-2017)
Project & Program Management Global/Local
Now as an independent management consultant, drawing on 25-years of
business lessons learned to guide companies to sustainable growth
Conner Consulting (2006-Present) a management consultancy for logistics,
construction, facility operations, and government contingency programs
Rosemont College (2003-2006) as Executive Director for Facilities &
Economic Development Officer led teams during Rosemont's resurgence
KBR (1999-2003) as Project Manager led civilian augmentation teams alongside
US military in war-torn Kosovo, Macedonia, Afghanistan and beyond
Shared Medical Systems (1996-1999) as PM led IT implementation teams
Heritage Gardens (1993-1996) successful small business owner
US Marines & American Legion Global/Local
Began my service to our nation as a Marine infantry officer and now still
serving God & Country alongside fellow veterans in The American Legion
VFW & American Legion (2003-Present) as a combat veteran and lifetime
VFW member continuing to serve as Post Historian and Chair of the Annual
Martin Luther King Breakfast & Scholarship Committees at AL Post #769
USMCR (1993-1999) very active in the Marine Reserves as both a Rifle
Company Commander & Infantry Battalion Operations Officer including on
deployments to the US/Mexico border, Lithuania and Norway
USMC (1987-1993) led Marines in combat during the Gulf War in Kuwait and
on humanitarian missions in Bangladesh and Somalia
B A L A N C I N G A D A Y I N A L I F E
Make breakfast + pack lunches +
"Dad's Daily Training Mtg." w/
Mary Beth, Rick & Brad
E T H O S
I like to see a man proud of the place
in which he lives. I like to see a man
live so that his place is proud of him.
G O V E R N I N G H I G H L I G H T S
Sustained Fiscal Excellence
Whitpain maintains the 5th lowest local tax
burden of Montco's 62 municipalities; is among
only a handful of PA townships with a AAA bond
rating; and has had NO tax increases in 9-years
(with none projected for at least 5 more years).
Innovative Public-Private Partnerships
At minimal cost to taxpayers, we partnered with
multiple organizations to build & operate: (a) new
$7 million, 100-acre park; (b) new $4.5 million fire
station; (c) new $2 million EMT station; (d) an
interim Boys & Girls Club; (e) and complete over
$5 million in improvements to a historic property
that now generates $200,000+ annually for more
Blighted Community Revitalized
Relentless planning with thoughtful execution
has turned around our West Ambler Village area
which not long ago was blighted by a Superfund
site, dangerous flooding, and crime. A 40+ acre,
multi-municipal park will soon open there.
E D U C A T I O N
M.S. Community & Regional Planning
F A M I L Y
Whenever the "training schedule" allows,
Fred, Mary Beth, and Rick (12) & Brad (11)
love spending time together in Montco's
great outdoors and at the Jersey Shore.