CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY’S annual Brady Bash at the shore was once again a big smash. The Democratic City Chairman hosted a packed house at Westy’s in N. Wildwood over the weekend.
Among the VIPs and ward leaders were former gubernatorial candidate KATIE MCGINTY, WARD LEADERS PAT PARKINSON, MIKE MCALEER, LORI & MARTY BEDNAREK, STATE SEN. and Lieutenant Governor candidate MIKE STACK, State Rep candidate JOHN DelRICCI and former State Senate candidate DAN SAVAGE.Also on hand were Local 98 leader JOHN DOUGHERTY and CITY COUNCILMAN BOB HENON. Henon was also honored at a Seabreeze party hosted by former SHERIFF BARBARA DEELEY and her lovely daughter LISA. Among those in attendance at this N. Wildwood party were former CONGRESSMAN BOB BORSKI and his wife KAREN, State Rep nominee MIKE DRISCOLL, labor leader JOE ASHDALE, WARD LEADER PAT PARKINSON and man about town KENNY ADAMS.
WARD LEADER JOHN SABATINA also hosted a party in Wildwood Crest. Among those in attendance were STATE REP. JOHN SABATINA, JR., WARD LEADER BILL DOLBOW and the gorgeous TONYA STACK.
Former STATE SEN. HANK SALVATORE was laid to rest at St. Christopher’s Church. The former Republican trouper was the last significant Republican to serve in the Pennsylvania Senate from Philadelphia. Salvatore was a former Marine and beer-distributor owner who went on to become a State Representative and a State Senator.
Salvatore won his Senate seat in 1984 during a Reagan landslide. He shocked Democratic incumbent JIM LLOYD and ushered in an era of Republican dominance in Northeast Philadelphia.
Among those in attendance for his viewing were COUNCILMEN DENNY O’BRIEN and BRIAN O’NEILL, State Sen. Mike Stack, former COUNCILMEN JACK KELLY and FRANK RIZZO, and JUDGE FELICE STACK. Also on hand were STATE SENS. TOMMY TOMLINSON and STEWART GREENLEAF. Labor leaders Joe Ashdale and PAT GILLESPIE also paid their respects. Salvatore left his loving wife GLORIA and lovely children and grandchildren.
Mike Stack was one of the keynote speakers at the Upper Dublin and Horsham Democratic picnic. Also on hand where Montgomery Co. COMMISSIONER JOSH SHAPIRO and his partner COMMISSIONER LESLIE RICHARDS. STATE REP. and soon-to-be Congressman BRENDAN BOYLE made a well-received speech and so did MARY ELLEN BALCHUNIS, a LaSalle professor running against CONGRESSMAN PAT MEEHAN in a district that includes much of Delaware and Montgomery Cos.