At the time of the November 2006 election, the only Democrat that represented the people of Aldan was then Governor Ed Rendell. All other elected officials from the Aldan Borough Council to the U.S. President were Republican. Frank Lane, an Aldan Democrat, recruited a handful of fellow Democrats to urge Aldan voters to vote for Democrats on Election Day 2006, and two Democrats won: Senator Bob Casey and Congressman Joe Sestak.
Encouraged by the election results, Frank invited a group of six Democrats—Rick Ellis, Donna Henry, Tim Jest, Art Kelly, Yves St Pierre, and Dan Procopio—to a reorganization meeting on August 1, 2007 at the office of Cliff Wilson, the Delaware County Democratic Chair. That group became the Aldan Democratic Organization (ADO).
Rick Ellis of Chester Avenue became the first Chair, and since 2008 the ADO has run Democrats in every race.
The first Democrats to win an elected position in Aldan’s 124-year history were Michael Ceci as Eastern Precinct Judge of Election and Anna Jane Neilson as Eastern Precinct Majority Inspector in 2017. On Election Night that same year, the election for Aldan Tax Collector was tied. In late November 2017 at the Delaware County Election Bureau, Jerry Barber won the position by a lottery and became Aldan's first Democrat and first minority to win a borough-wide office.
On November 5, 2019, Aldan voters elected the first Democrats to represent them on the Aldan Borough Council and the William Penn School Board. Harold "Buddy" Borders, Caroline McKernan, Joyce Lambert, and Dan Procopio were elected to Borough Council, and Wadiya Ivery was elected as the Aldan representative to the William Penn School Board.
On November 2, 2021, the Aldan Democrats swept all six borough races, creating the first fully Democratic government in the history of the borough. Jerry Barber was re-elected to Tax Collector. Jason Haley was re-elected to Constable. (Jason switched parties to Democrat in 2021.) Michael Ceci was elected Mayor, and Kate Blunt, Marlene Smythe, and Scott Walker were elected to Borough Council.
Michael Ceci - Chair
Joyce Lambert - Vice Chair
Rachel Wishnoff - Secretary
Paul Cheeseman - Treasurer
Donna Henry - Assistant Treasurer
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At-Large Committee Members:
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