Gale brothers announce candidacy for county commissioners
NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale announced Nov. 13 that his running mate when he seeks re-election next year will be his brother, Sean Gale.
Sean Gale, 27, was Joe Gale’s campaign manager in his successful bid to become the youngest commissioner in the county’s history, at 26, in 2015 — a feat made all the more remarkable considering they did it without the backing of the Montgomery County Republican Committee.
“With reelection ahead in 2019, the swamp wants me gone,” the elder Gale wrote in a press release announcing their ticket.
“The Democrats want a RINO (Republican in name only) who is easy to grease and their establishment Republican friends want a RINO who is willing to be greased.
“This is why I am selecting a qualified running-mate that reflects the common-sense values of Republican families and taxpayers. This person must share my vision for winning back control of the county from a Democrat (sic) Party majority determined to turn Montgomery County into Philadelphia. That person is fellow pro-life conservative Sean Gale.”
Sean Gale is a Plymouth Township resident who graduated from Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School before earning degrees at Temple University and Villanova Law School. He currently serves as General Counsel for a healthcare conglomerate that provides drug and alcohol addiction treatment and psychiatric and therapeutic services for children and adults, the release states.
“Sean’s unique business experience as a healthcare executive offers him frontline knowledge of the opioid epidemic that will be invaluable on the campaign trail and in county governance,” his brother wrote.
In the press release, the elder Gale recalled how he decided to enter the commissioner’s race in 2015 “to offer Republican voters
a true conservative choice they could trust to stand up for the protection of innocent human life and the practice of fiscal responsibility.”
He also touted his opposition to tax increases and the county vehicle registration fee and his early endorsement of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as independent positions that resonate with the county’s Republican voters.
“There’s no strings attached with me,” he said. “I only owe the families and taxpayers of Montgomery County and no outside interests or political parties or donors that influence the political agenda in the county... And my brother is someone that shares those same values.”
Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale, left and Sean Gale greet residents at the 2018 July 4th parade in Glenside, Pa.