About endorsed candidates
The Upper Providence Republican Party will endorse candidates for local office, particularly Upper Providence Council, during the Local and Judicial election cycles. You can find those candidates below in those election years (check back in 2023).
Sometimes we may endorse candidates for other local elections (County-wide) or some statewide elections. If so, those candidates will also be below along with our rationale.
More regularly, the UPT GOP will send out an email before elections with a list of candidates on the ballot, what their platform is and other important notes (without a formal endorsement). If you're interested in receiving that email with a detailed list of candidates in primary and general elections, please sign up for our mailing list.
Our Upper Providence Candidates
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Endorsed Candidates 2022
Dave Galluch, candidate for US Congress (PA-5)
A Navy Veteran, and member of the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) who served multiple tours of duty, Dave Galluch is a veteran and businessman running for Congress in PA-5 to make change and serve the everyday people of Delaware County. Dave and his wife live in Newtown Square, and he is dedicated to serving the causes of veterans and local businesses, and is hyper-focused on helping our economy to recover from the inflation we’re suffering. You can find more about Dave and the key issues he's focused on on his website.
Frank Agovino, candidate for State Senate (SD-26)
Frank Agovino has been a local business owner for years and you most likely recognize his name, as he just appeared on the ballot in November for County Council. Frank owns and operates DiFabios right here in Upper Providence Township - he knows our community and will do a great job representing us in Harrisburg. Important to remember: our State Senator Tim Kearney recently voted to not override Governor Wolf's veto that forced PA to join the RGGI, which resulted in a 30% rise in cost to our monthly utility bills. This November, we must remember to hold Kearney accountable for yet again hurting the working class in Delaware County.
Nichole Missino, candidate for State House (HD-165)
Nichole Missino has, just like our other candidates, been a local business owner for years and you may already recognize her name. Nichole is the owner and operator of Giovanni's Barbershop in Media, which made local headlines in 2020 for re-opening amidst the backbreaking COVID lockdowns of the Wolf-Shapiro administration. Nichole knows our community, and she's shown that she'll fight for what she believes in and she'll fight for the working class right here in Upper Providence Township and our neighboring communities. Important to remember: the candidate running against Nichole, Jen O'Mara, recently voted against curriculum transparency in PA, and voted to continue COVID lockdowns after the people of PA voted to end them. This November, we must remember to hold O'Mara accountable and return power to parents and the working class.