Upper Darby Republican Committee Candidates

Elected Officials

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Township Council

Donald P. Bonnett Council President / 1st District

I was raised in the Westbrook Park section of the Township attending Holy Cross Elementary School and participating in youth baseball and football programs and enjoying the Township supported recreational programs at the Westbrook Park Elementary School Playground in the summertime. I served on active duty in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S Dupont (DD-941), after Upper Darby High School. Shortly before and after my military service, I began my carrier working for Philadelphia and Delaware County Architectural and Engineering firms. After receiving an "Honorably Discharge" from the U. S. Navy, I attended Drexel University for the requisite education preparing and qualifying me for licensing by examination as a Registered Architect, the profession I practice today as President of a Delaware County based Architectural and Engineering Firm. I am a member of various professional organizations including the American Institute of Architects, AIA Pennsylvania, AIA Philadelphia Chapter, National Fire Protection Association, U.S. Green Building Council, Delaware Valley Green Building Council and the International Code Council.

I currently serve as the First District Councilman and President of the eleven member Upper Darby Township Council. In my years of service on Upper Darby Township Council I have been active on many committees including serving as Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee as well as a member of the Finance, Law and Government and Health Committees. I was the Chairman of the Township Comprehensive Plan Committee and subsequently Chairman of the committee that developed the current zoning ordinance of Upper Darby Township. Previously, I was a Charter Member of the Board of the Upper Darby Education Association and a charter member of the Aronimink Station Business Association Board of Directors.

I live in the Pilgrim Gardens section of Drexel Hill with my wife Donna and two of our six grandchildren, Bella and Gabby, who are good students in the Upper Darby School system, Bella at Drexel Hill Middle School and Gabby at Aronimink Elementary School. Donna and I are members of the Pilgrim Gardens / Aronimink Civic Association.

Thomas P. Wagner Council Vice President / 3rd District

Councilman Tom Wagner was appointed as a member of the Town Council in 2005 to fill an unexpired term. He was elected to a full term as a Councilman-at-large in November of 2005. After completing his first term, he was elected in 2009 as the Councilman for the Third District.

Mr. Wagner has contributed to a number of the Town Council's major initiatives during his seven years of service. He was a principal proponent of the Township's change to single stream recycling, and he spearheaded the public education effort which introduced the new recycling program throughout the entire Township. He was the Township's chief spokesman on the Llanerch Quarry Project, and this effort resulted in major concessions by the developer to ease the traffic impact on Upper Darby's residents. He has played a major role in the selection and promotion of police personnel, and unwavering support for the police department has been a hallmark of his council service. Currently, Mr. Wagner is the Vice President of the Council, and Chairman of its Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

In his private life, Mr. Wagner is married with five children, all of whom have attended the Upper Darby School System through the eighth grade. They are all also graduates of Prendie or Bonner. Mr. Wagner and his wife are active supporters of St. Dorothy's Parish, where he served for ten years on the Finance Committee.

When he isn't tending to Township duties, Mr. Wagner is an attorney, practicing law with a large Philadelphia law firm. He specializes in litigation and trial work. His clients include manufacturing companies, transportation authorities, travel agents and tour operators. He also has extensive experience representing municipalities and their employees.

Mr. Wagner graduated with honors from Fairfield University, and he attended law school at St. John's University, where he was an editor of the Law Review. The members of the legal profession have voted him a "Super Lawyer" every time the balloting has been done. He has twice been voted among the Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania, a state with more than 50,000 licensed attorneys.

Lisa Faraglia Council Secretary / 2nd District

Graduate, Penn State, Associate Degree Healthcare Management

Graduate, Delaware County College Nursing Program

Graduate, Fair Acres, Certified Nursing Assistance Program

Graduate, Upper Darby High School

West Brook Park Youth Association

Delaware County Hospital Operation Snowflake 2007 to present

Upper Darby Committee Women 2008 to present

Holy Cross CYO Board Communication and Fundraising 2008 to present

Holy Cross CYO Football Program 2008 to present

Cardinal O'Hara Lady Loins Basketball Board 2013 to present Communications

Holy Cross Social Committee 2014 to present

Mayor's Appointment of Comprehensive Plan Committee 2014 to present

Conroy Play It Forward Committee Fundraising 2010 to present

Primo's Pool 2008 to present

United States Senator

Pat Toomey

Senator Pat Toomey was elected to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania on a platform of limited government, economic and job growth, and restoring fiscal responsibility.

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote that he has emerged as "a leading voice on money matters."

Since joining the Senate in 2011, he has distinguished himself as a leader on economic, financial services and budgetary issues, striving to restore fiscal discipline to Washington and economic opportunity for all Americans.

In this first two years in the Senate, Sen. Toomey introduced a 10-year balanced budget proposal. His idea received more votes in the Senate than any other budget plan in 2011.

The senator serves on the Finance; Banking; and Budget committees.

He previously served on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

Sen. Toomey previously served in Congress as a member of the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 15 Congressional District, where he championed economic growth and fiscal discipline. Honoring his three-term pledge, he did not seek re-election in the House in 2004.

In addition to his public service, the senator has also served as president of the Club for Growth, owned and operated a small restaurant chain in the Lehigh Valley, and worked in the financial services industry.

A graduate of Harvard University, he lives in Zionsville with his wife, Kris, and their three children.

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