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I went to Penn State and earned a BA Degree in Foreign Service and International Politics in 1984. I graduated from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in 1988.
My first legal job was as a prosecutor in Montgomery County, PA. I was the on the Major Crimes Unit, Chief of the ARD Unit and Chief of the Juvenile Division.
I also served as the Chief Juvenile Prosecutor for John Morganelli in Northampton County from 2005 to 2007.
Otherwise, the balance of my 30 years as a lawyer, I have been a sole practitioner handling Criminal matters in 18 Pennsylvania Counties. For several years I served as the Chairman of the Rules of Criminal Court Committee of the Montgomery Bar Association.
I have handled thousands of cases from the most serious felonies to misdemeanors and summaries including at least a dozen homicide cases as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney.
I have been on numerous Boards for non profit organizations from the South Bethlehem Historical Society where I currently serve as Vice President, from a state-wide 2nd Amendment Organization, Pennsylvanians For Self Protection and the Lehigh Valley 9-12 Project for which I currently serve as President. I have served Alpha Phi Delta National Fraternity as Legal Counsel as well as the only 4 year President in the 104 year history of the organization.
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.
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.
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
Vicki Lightcap- Candidate for Recorder of Deeds. Vicki is not only a resident of Pennsburg but also the first female Mayor. Vicki has worked in Finance and as a CFO/Principal of a manufacturing company. Vicki is the Chair of the Upper Perkiomen Domestic Violence Task Force, Lioness club, Perkiomen Rotary and the Business and Professional Woman’s club. These are just a few of Vicki’s activities, as she has also served on her local school board and created a before and after care for children in her school district. Vicki has 3 grown children and lives with her husband Keith.
Tracy Moss-Carfagno – candidate for Clerk of Courts is a resident of Horsham, with her husband of eight years, Russell. She is a graduate of Temple Ambler with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Legal Studies. She has over 30 years of experience in Insurance, Risk, Claims and Legal Management. She has been an Officer for many Charities/Organizations/Boards. She loves to have fundraisers for Toys for Tots, and shares in the joy of her husband’s three adult children and 2 granddaughters.
Nancy Quinn Marsden- Candidate for Prothonotary of Montgomery County. A Graduate of DeSales University formally known as Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales. She started a career in Title Insurance over 23 years ago. Started by typing legal descriptions and has worked her way up to executive management. Worked in Local politics for the last 5 years, once running to try and earn a spot on an all democratic school board. Recently elected as municipal chair of Upper Dublin Republicans she is running several campaigns including her own. She lives in Upper Dublin with her husband and 2 kids.
Candidate for District Judge Tom Augustin
Tom Augustin, candidate for District Judge in Lower Makefield Township, Morrisville Borough and Yardley Borough, has announced that he is officially running on the Independent ballot. Augustin made the announcement at a fundraiser in front of a packed room of supporters Wednesday evening. Augustin and his supporters surpassed the 184 signatures needed on the official nomination papers and secured over 300 signatures from residents in Lower Makefield, Yardley and Morrisville. “The position of District Judge has got to be nonpartisan” Augustin said during the event. “We are very pleased that this effort was achieved with the support of residents from diverse backgrounds including Democrat, Independent and Republican voters over the last few weeks”. – According to data provided by the Bucks County Board of Elections, this would be the first time in Bucks County that a candidate for District Judge was nominated by a major party, in addition to securing support of Independent voters. According to the candidate’s website, he has a 31-year career in law enforcement as a Lower Makefield Township Police Officer. He also has experience with, and is an advocate for, diversionary programs. They provide alternatives to formal processing of youth in the juvenile delinquency system, as well as adults, in order to offer them a second chance. The election will be held Tuesday, Novemb Tom Augustin – Independent Candidate for District Judge According to data provided by the Bucks County Board of Elections, this would be the first time in Bucks County that a candidate for District Judge was nominated by a major party, in addition to securing support of Independent voters. According to the candidate’s website, he has a 31-year career in law enforcement as a Lower Makefield Township Police Officer. He also has experience with, and is an advocate for, diversionary programs. They provide alternatives to formal processing of youth in the juvenile delinquency system, as well as adults, in order to offer them a second chance. The election will be held Tuesday, November 5th.