Gale broth­ers an­nounce can­di­dacy for county board

The Phoenix - - LOCAL NEWS - By Os­car Gam­ble ogam­[email protected]­tu­ry­media. com @OGam­ble_TH on Twit­ter

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 Ply­mouthWhitemarsh 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.

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