The Best Leader for Pennsylvania's 163rd District
Sheamus has proven his leadership abilities in his nearly 20 years of military service. He has served in the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper and is currently a member of the Army Reserve.
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Published: Delaware County DailyTimes, Saturday, September 08, 2012
By DANIELLE LYNCH
UPPER DARBY — State Rep. Nick Micozzie, R-163, of Upper Darby, has declined his Democratic opponent’s request for a debate before the upcoming election, according to the incumbent’s campaign spokesman.
Sheamus Bonner, the Democratic candidate in the 163rd legislative district race, asked Micozzie to join him in a series of debates between now and the Nov. 6 election. Though Bonner indicated he would like to have seven debates, he said he would settle with just one.
"I would like us to have an open forum to discuss the issues and for the people of the 163rd to voice their opinion," said Bonner, a former corrections officer and former paratrooper with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division.
Micozzie, a U.S. Air Force veteran who has served in the state House of Representatives for 34 years, could not be reached for comment. But Pete Peterson, Micozzie’s campaign spokesman, said his boss would not debate Bonner.
"As a long-standing, recognized leader in the community, residents are well informed about where Rep. Micozzie stands on the issues through his interaction with citizens at community meetings and going door-to-door and regular communication," Peterson said Friday.
Bonner, an Upper Darby resident, argued Micozzie has not fixed problems facing the district, including education and housing issues. In a letter, Bonner asked Micozzie to debate him.
"I entered this campaign after seeing firsthand the dangers of dysfunctional government during my military career overseas," Bonner wrote in the letter. "... All of us know that great, family-oriented communities like ours are at a crossroads. In a time of economic uncertainty, failing schools, and rising crime, the people of this district want to know that their leaders represent their interests, not Harrisburg’s. In this time of political extremes, the voters of the 163rd district know that reasonable men can disagree, without being disagreeable.
He further stated he would work with Micozzie’s staff to reach a fair agreement on specifics of the debates such as venues, length and format.
Peterson said Micozzie has taken part in Chamber of Commerce forums in the past "and he’s happy to take part in them again this year."
"Between now and the election," Peterson said, "(Micozzie) will be reaching out to local residents to share with them where he stands on job creation, his work to increase funding for local schools and his efforts to fix problems with property taxes."
Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers' Association
Teamsters Local 107
Teamsters Local 312
UAW Local 1069 (Boeing)
Ironworkers Local 401
FOP Pa. Lodge 112
IBEW Local 614
United Steelworkers Local 12698
Elevator Constructors Local 5
TWU Local 234
Pennsylvania League of Conservation Voters
Delaware County Democratic Committee
Upper Darby Democratic Committee
Lansdowne Democratic Committee
Aldan Democratic Organization
Clifton Heights Democratic Committee
Ridley Township Democratic Committee
Darby Township Democratic Committee
U.S. Congressman Robert A. Brady
Lansdowne Borough Mayor Jayne Young
Congressman Joe Sestak (Retired)
Democratic House hopeful lends hand to crash victims
By DANIELLE LYNCH email@example.com, @dmlreporter
While driving to Harrisburg last week for a rally against proposed cuts in the Upper Darby School District, Sheamus Bonner provided assistance at a fatal crash scene.
“I know I can aid assistance from what I experienced from being in the military and from what I experienced over the years in my deployments,” said Bonner, a resident of the Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby.
Bonner, a 20-year U.S. Army veteran and former corrections officer, is the Democratic candidate running against longtime state Rep. Nick Micozzie, R-163, of Upper Darby, in the November election. Bonner was a member of 82nd Airborne Division and served deployments in Korea, Bosnia and areas of the Middle East.
The crash occurred at 10:37 a.m. June 6 on Interstate 283 in the area of Lindle Road in Swatara Township, Dauphin County.
The crash unfolded as a Cadillac sedan was traveling in the left lane of I-283 south when it traveled into a grassy median area and reportedly collided with a tractor-trailer that was in the right lane of I-283 north, according to state police.
The driver in the tractor-trailer, Ronald Johnson, 56, of Leeper, Clarion County, was not injured, police said.
The driver in the Cadillac — Edgar Coombs, 67, of Camp Hill, Cumberland County — was pronounced dead at the scene, according to state police. His passenger, 58-year-old Wendy Coombs, also of Camp Hill, was transferred to a hospital for treatment of injuries.
Pennsylvania State Trooper Ryan Luckenbaugh, of the Harrisburg barracks, confirmed that Bonner assisted at the scene. Luckenbaugh said Bonner relayed to him that he saw the Cadillac “engulfed in flames and as other parties were deploying fire extinguishers, Mr. Bonner and another male did assist in removing the injured female occupying the front-passenger seat.”
Bonner expressed condolences to the Coombs family.
Sheamus Bonner easily defeats his opponent in Tuesday's election, receiving 71% of the votes cast.
Read the Delaware County Daily Times Article about his victory here:
Two weeks before the Pennsylvania Primary Election, about one hundred of Sheamus Bonner’s supporters gathered at Maggie O'Neill's Irish Pub in Drexel Hill to cheer on the endorsed Democratic candidate’s run for State Representative. Sheamus Bonner spoke briefly to the energetic crowd about his vision for a better Pennsylvania and 163rd District. He addressed the importance of local economic revitalization, improvements to education funding, and maintaining the rights of organized labor. The successful event drove momentum to Sheamus Bonner’s campaign as he nears the Primary Election on April 24th.