Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Yesterday's local election resulted in my earning one of two positions that cleared the primary to run in the General Election in November on the Republican ticket for Lower Providence Township supervisor.

Of course, although it's my name that's out front on the ticket, nobody gets to victory alone. Although there were far too many individual contributors in ways big and small to list here, special thanks goes:

First and foremost to my family - my parents and my children. They each were there for me in tangible and intangible ways, and their support of something I love doing so much meant the world to me, especially since their lives were impacted the most by my campaign. Of course, I am now on the hook for a new dog, which my kids extracted from me as my first campaign promise that I must deliver !

To each and every friend of mine who worked the call list hard, wrote a letter or sent an email supporting me, put a sign up in their yard, came to my fundraiser, gave valuable advice or moral support, worked long into the night on my behalf, or did something else on a long list of things that had to be done. My longtime friends were there for me, and I made some wonderful new ones, too. I love you all, and from the bottom of my heart, thanks.

One of those newer friends is Lisa Mossie, who was just elected township supervisor in our sister township, Upper Providence. We bonded last year over blogging and politics in general, and share similar sensibilities and work ethic. We collaborated, shared resources and lent each other moral support this election season, and I am looking forward to working with her on things that may impact both our communities.

Thanks to my employer for allowing me the flexibility of time and location to get this done and still carry my workload. Their support of my passion is one thing that makes me work harder for them, and they know it. I appreciate their belief in my talents and allowing me to follow my dream.

Extra-special thanks to all my poll workers who stepped up to do this tough job, and happily got it done in the trenches - in the rain, no less. No matter if they worked a few hours or all day, they delivered big. They kept us from being in the position of having run a great campaign only to fumble the ball on the goal line - so thanks for your dedication, perseverance and work ethic.

With nothing but All-Star players and a bench loaded with talent, I couldn't lose.

Last but certainly not least, thanks to each voter who took the time to talk with me at the door, to read my literature, to research who I am and what I've done, to call me with questions, and to trust me with your vote. It's something I hold precious and pledge not to lose sight of going forward. You will always know where I stand and be able to find me to talk.

~ Janice Kearney


Beth Harte said...

Well we can't leave this post with zero comments, now can we?!

Congratulations Janice!

I am really excited to see how you will help to continue bringing Lower Providence into the 21st Century (just like Marie, Jim and Craig). We are getting there slowly, but surely.

I know you will bring nothing but the best to the township!

Beth Harte

Michael Siegel said...

Janice, a job well done. I wish you luck in the fall

Gwen said...

Can you please get your election signs down? If you are elected supervisor, can you pass an ordinance that requires ALL election signs posted within the township be taken down within 24 hours of the close of election. I consider these signs no better than road side litter!

Janice Kearney said...

Gwen, most of my signs were removed by noon the day after the election by two crews. What's left is being picked up this morning. I agree with you, and I've always made it a point to get signs removed ASAP. I hate looking at them too. I don't know if it's a state or local ordinance but candidates have 15 days to get them taken down. I think we did pretty well measured against that.

Lisa Mossie said...

Congratualtions, Janice and congratulations to Lower Providence for getting one of the hardest working gals I know to work for them. Well done and well earned!

John Callahan said...

Janice, I checked the election results and saw that you'd pulled it off! Congratulations! Well done and an apt reward for all of your hard work. It seems I saw your street signs everywhere I went these past few weeks, so you must have had a strong network to assist you in getting the message out. Lower Providence is in good hands.