“Crisis Care Facility” Proposal Released by GOP Council Candidates

“Crisis Care Facility” Proposal Released by GOP Council Candidates

Morgan, Colvin, & Raith Lead on Treating the Dangerously Mentally Ill


MEDIA, PA: Republican Delaware County Council candidates Mike Morgan, Kelly Colvin and Jim Raith announced a plan to create a “Crisis Care Facility” aimed at treating the dangerously mentally ill. The proposed 20-bed facility would fill a significant void in the mental health spectrum to treat those who present a danger to themselves and others.

“We will create a ‘Crisis Care Facility’ to provide desperately needed treatment for the dangerously mentally ill,” said County Council candidate Mike Morgan.

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GOP Council Hopefuls Announce Seniors Commission

GOP Council Hopefuls Announce Seniors Commission

Permanent commission will advise and counsel county officials


MEDIA, PA:  Delaware County Council candidates Jim Raith, Mike Morgan, Kelly Colvin announced today their plan to create a permanent, standing “Delaware County Seniors’ Commission.”  The Commission will advise County Council on the issues impacting our seniors in Delaware County.

“Our seniors are the backbone of this county.  Many have raised families here, built businesses here and have retired here,” said Jim Raith, “We need a Seniors’ Commission to understand what issues are impacting their quality of life, and how county government can serve them better.”

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GOP Council Team Complete ‘49 Towns, 1 Delco’ Tour

GOP Council Team Complete ‘49 Towns, 1 Delco’ Tour

Morgan, Colvin and Raith Focused on Listening Before Leading


Media, PA: Delaware County Council candidates Jim Raith, Kelly Colvin and Mike Morgan visited each of Delaware County’s 49 boroughs and townships, five months ahead of this November’s Election. Having made listening a priority, the candidates heard from residents across Delaware County.

“People want to be heard,” said Mike Morgan, “That is why we launched our ‘49 Towns, 1 Delco Tour’ almost immediately.”

“Delaware County is strong because it is diverse,” said Kelly Colvin, “Hearing the perspective of our neighbors affirmed to me that residents are ready for a new style of leadership.”

“While our county is diverse, it was clear to me that people want the same thing,” said Jim Raith, “They want a county government that runs responsibly, efficiently, effectively and treats them with respect.”

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GOP Candidates Offer Humane Stray Dog Plan

GOP Candidates Offer Humane Stray Dog Plan

Propose prison partnership to rehabilitate dogs for adoption


Media, PA: Delaware County Council candidates Jim Raith, Kelly Colvin and Mike Morgan proposed an innovative solution to solving the stray dog challenge faced by communities throughout the County. Under their plan, a partnership would be formed with the George W. Hill Correctional Facility (Delaware County Prison) to rehabilitate dogs for adoption.

“Our county prison should be used as a resource to rehabilitate stray dogs,” said Jim Raith, “This potential partnership is a way to solve a problem with the resources we already have.”

“Delaware County has a broken system to handle stray dogs,” continued Raith, “Each of our 49 towns is expected to contract with a ‘dog catcher;’ in most cases the dogs are taken to a facility to be euthanized.”

“We know there is a better way,” said Kelly Colvin, “This is inhumane. We can do better.”

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GOP Commits to Protecting Fair Acres

GOP Commits to Protecting Fair Acres

Morgan, Colvin & Raith Take “No Sale” Pledge


Media, PA: Delaware County Council candidates Mike Morgan, Kelly Colvin and Jim Raith commit to protecting Fair Acres Geriatric Center, which is owned by Delaware County. Furthermore, they have signed a “No Sale” Pledge to ensure the critical facility serving our most vulnerable remains under public supervision.

“When it comes to Fair Acres, we have taken a ‘No Sale’ pledge,” said Jim Raith, “We will keep Fair Acres under public oversight.”

“Fair Acres serves over 600 of our county’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Kelly Colvin, “It’s the only county-run geriatric center in all of Delaware County.”

“Other counties have sold their nursing facilities in an effort to balance budgets,” said Mike Morgan, “We think that is the wrong direction.”

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GOP Challenges Dems to Five County Council Debates

GOP Challenges Dems to Five County Council Debates

Morgan, Colvin & Raith emphasize “Transparency and Progress”


Media, PA: Delaware County Council candidates Mike Morgan, Kelly Colvin and Jim Raith have asked the Democratic candidates to five debates this Fall. Morgan, Colvin and Raith pledge a free discussion of issues and policies throughout our community.

“We would like five debates,” said Mike Morgan, “Our team has great ideas for Delaware County. We can’t wait to showcase them.”

“Voters should have an opportunity to listen and learn where the candidates stand,” said Kelly Colvin, “Hosting these debates across the county gives them a chance to do just that.”

“I’m looking forward to sharing our vision, including our Transparency and Progress Plan,” said Jim Raith, “These unprecedented number of debates show we mean business.”

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Council Candidates Release ‘Transparency and Progress’ Plan

Council Candidates Release ‘Transparency and Progress’ Plan

Fresh perspective, real solutions offered by Colvin, Raith and Morgan


Media, PA: Delaware County Council candidates Kelly Colvin, Jim Raith and Mike Morgan unveiled their “Transparency and Progress for Delaware County” plan today. The bold plan is the candidates’ starting point for making Delaware County even better.

“Between work and family, people are busy,” said Mike Morgan, “Our job as County Council members will be to make government as easy and friction-free for you as possible.”

“Right out of the gate, we want to share our vision,” said Jim Raith, “Having never voted to raise taxes, I can tell you that we can accomplish this plan without costing taxpayers more money.”

“We want to be inclusive. Listening to people was the key to writing this plan,” said Kelly Colvin, “We will be elected officials who listen first, then put those concerns into policies.”

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Council Candidates Persistent on Boeing Plan

Council Candidates Persistent on Boeing Plan

Candidates re-commit to Congresswoman Scanlon with plan


May 2nd, 2019

Dear Congresswoman Scanlon:

We recently wrote to recommend a series of positive, proactive steps that your office could take to help reverse the Pentagon’s proposal to delay the modernization program for the Army’s aging Chinook helicopter fleet. While we appreciate your providing us with the courtesy of a response, we were disappointed to receive what appeared to be a basic form letter that did not address any implementation of our proposed initiatives.

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Council Candidates Advance Plan to Protect Boeing Jobs

Council Candidates Advance Plan to Protect Boeing Jobs

Candidates write to Congresswoman Scanlon with a plan


March 23, 2019

Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon
1535 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Congresswoman Scanlon:

We are writing to you to express our strong concern about the Pentagon’s proposal to drastically reduce funding for the modernization of the Army’s Chinook CH-47 helicopter. As you know, this proposal would put thousands of union jobs at Boeing’s manufacturing facility in Delaware County in jeopardy.

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