Local State Senator Stewart Greenleaf is pushing for some kind of transportation funding bill. The 12th District Republican sits on the Septa board.
“I’m really proud of what Septa is doing. We’re increasing our ridership on our regional rails. The biggest problem we have is parking. We’re always looking for parking lots we can acquire, so more people will use regional rail.
Greenleaf voted for the Senate passed bill, which would have hiked transportation spending two and half billion dollars. Leaders are working on a compromise transportation funding bill that is expected to voted on in November. Greenleaf was a guest on Friday’s Comment Please By Univest Program.
On November 5th, voters in the Borough of North Wales will cast their ballots for mayor. Greg D’Angelo says he’s prepared himself for the leadership role of Mayor.
“I’ve been on the planning commission since 2010 and I’ve taken an active role in caring about North Wales. I’ve been a regular attendee at North Wales Council meetings and I know what the borough needs. Right now, there’s jot enough communication between council and the police department, that needs to change. I also feel North Wales needs to bring in more businesses.”
D’Angelo, a guest on the AM Edition Friday morning, is running on the Republican ticket. Mayor Doug Ross is running on the Democratic ticket for another term.
There’s two open seats for judge on the court of common pleas in Montgomery County. Sharon Giamporcaro, running on the Republican ticket, looks to shift from prosecutor to judge with the goal of moving the docket.
“Having been a litigator in our court system, I know that when cases are delayed it presents an adverse impact on cases. It lessons the ability of witnesses to get there and testify and victims to come forward.”
Giamporcaro, an assistant Deputy District Attorney in Montgomery County, is also Chief of the Juvenile Division. Giamporcaro was a guest on the AM Edition Friday morning.
After November 5th, Gail Weilheimer hopes to have a view from behind the bench as a Montgomery County Judge. Weilheimer has served as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, and has worked as both a defense and civil attorney in Montgomery County.
“Sometimes you get Judges who have never been in a courtroom and don’t understand how a courtroom is supposed to work. That doesn’t help with the administration of justice. So because I enjoy the art of litigation and I’m an instructor in that aspect and I have a good demeanor and those are some of the backgrounds that will make me a good judge.”
Weilheimer is running on the Democratic ticket. She was a guest on the AM Edition Thursday morning.