How long have you lived in Conshohocken?
I’ve lived in the Conshohocken area for about a year now.
If applicable, how did you first come to live or work in Conshohocken?
After I graduated college, I was ready to move out of my parent’s house, but I wasn’t sure where to go. After some thought, I made the decision to move to the Conshy area…it seemed perfect – the location is great, there’s a nice social scene, and it’s a quaint little town…it’s basically a college town for (quasi) responsible adults.
Tell us about your job…
I’m the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Republican Committee in Montgomery County (MCRC).
To explain: If you vote, there are normally people outside of the polls ready to answer questions about candidates and to work on behalf of both political parties – they are called committee people. They elect a leader to run the Party, who at this time is Bob Kerns, (my boss).
At MCRC, our primary goal is to be a resource to those committee people – they are the liaisons between the Party and their communities. In addition to providing them with the things they need to do their job and coordinating Election Day activities, we also do a lot of fundraising (we are completely a donor-based organization), candidate recruitment (the day after the 2009 Election, we moved on to 2010!), as well as outreach efforts to voters across the County focusing on diversity, leadership, and policy.
How you may know us best – we work on a lot of campaigns. Most recently, we ran the judicial race in Montgomery County (seven judge seats were up for election). On November 3rd, We won six of the seven seats , and state-wide we also won six of seven judgeships up for grabs – it was a great day to be a Republican!
What do you love most about Conshohocken?
There are a few reasons I really love Conshohocken – first, it’s a Montgomery County success story. After it went through a bit of a slump (so I’ve heard, I wasn’t around then), it seems as though the revitalization of the Borough has really been miraculous. The nightlife reminds me of being back in College a little bit – you see lots of people that you know when you go out, and while there aren’t a huge slew of bars, you never know how your night is going to wind up.
I also love the pride from Conshy locals. I might be a transplant, but my boss grew up there and he always talks about growing up there. When I see the older stores like Flocco’s and the beautiful old churches, I always imagine what it was like when it was a booming steel town…it’s nostalgic.
What are your favorite places in Conshohocken?
My very favorite place in Conshohocken is the trail along the river…going towards Philly, though – not away from it. It’s so pretty, and it’s always bustling.
As far restaurants, I really like The Gypsy and Spamps. The Gypsy is so interesting inside, and the food is great….and I love that Spamps has a sushi bar. Going out, I like the top floor of the Great American Pub…and I have a soft spot in my heart for Carol’s.
Any idea who nominated you?
Nooo Clue, but I bet they didn’t think I’d write a novel 😉