Protect Free and Fair elections in Erie County.

Elect A Pro-Democracy Champion for Working Families in Erie County. Vote Chris Drexel for Erie County Council.


On November 7th, voters in Erie County, District 5, can elect a leader who will fight for working families, protect free and fair elections, and restore bi-partisanship to the County Council.

It’s time to end the failed leadership of career politician Brian Shank who continues to put his self-serving, extreme, political agenda ahead of the people of Erie County. Brian Shank is a far right politician who defended the political violence at the January 6th Capitol Insurrection, spread lies and disinformation about Pennsylvania elections, and pushed to limit voting access for eligible voters in Erie County. We deserve leaders like Chris Drexel who will put the voters and people of Erie County first:

  • Make Erie County a safe, prosperous, and welcoming community again.
  • Protect Union jobs and fight for policies that help working families.
  • Increase access to voting for eligible citizens and protect their freedom to vote. 
  • Defend election workers from the threats of violence by political extremists.

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District 5 | County Council

“The County Council is no place for partisanship or special interests. I promise to be a voice for our community, and work hard for better schools, public safety, and economic development.” – Chris Drexel

Chris Drexel

Erie District 5 deserves a leader who will put the needs of our community first, not continue partisan fighting.

Vote for Chris Drexel for County Council

Chris Drexel is a local businessman and leader who has lived in Erie County for over 30 years, and is currently raising his family here alongside his wife Penny. As a longtime resident, Chris knows that our community is facing problems, and that they’re made worse by county leaders who are more focused on partisanship and bickering than finding solutions. That’s why he’s running for County Council: to listen to us as an independent voice, and solve problems with integrity and accountability.

Top Priorities
for Erie County

  • Increase transparency and accountability in government to rebuild public trust.
  • Protect election workers from the threats of violence by political extremists.
  • Promote economic development and job creation by working with local businesses, labor & community leaders.
  • Promote economic development and job creation by working with local businesses, labor & community leaders.
  • Support public education, including workforce training and apprenticeship programs.
  • Build a safer community by supporting law enforcement and first responders.

YourErie: Chris Drexel announces candidacy for Erie County Council District 5 seat

ConservationPA: Conservation PA Endorses Chris Drexel for Erie County Council

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Lorraine Dolan

Lorraine “Lori” Dolan, a lifetime Democrat and resident of Fairview, brings years of community leadership, including her tenure as president of the League of Women Voters of Erie and her work with Fair Districts PA. A proud wife and mother, Lorraine has received the Liberty Bell award for strengthening freedom under law, and she aims to use her experience and commitment to represent Erie County Council, District 7. Her goal: to shape a West County future that truly mirrors the voice of its people and their values.

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Terry Scutella

Terry M. Scutella is a lifelong resident of Erie, and graduated from Strong Vincent High School in 1967. After high school, Terry served in the United States Marine Corps from 1967-1973. Terry retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue in 2009 after 35 years of service. Throughout his employment as a Revenue Enforcement Agent, Terry received a number of awards including the Secretary of Revenue Award for Excellence. In 2001, Terry was elected to the Millcreek School Board. He remained as a School Board Director for 12 years, and served as the Board President for five of those years. Terry has also volunteered as a board member for local non-profit organizations, including Community Health Net for nine years, as well as the Ronald McDonald Charities. Equipped with his past experiences and expertise from serving the community, Terry looks forward to working on Erie County Council. He is committed to making the right choices to benefit and better the taxpayers of Erie County.

The failed, partisan, leadership of Brian Shank has put Erie County on the wrong track. It’s time for him to go.

Brian Shank

On November 7, voters will also decide a critical election for the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court. To protect the future of free and fair elections, it’s critical to elect a pro-democracy Justice.

Daniel D. McCaffery

We need leadership we can trust on the in the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court

“I am the son of Irish immigrants who fled their home to escape sectarian violence and to make a better life for their children. My parents joined unions, worked hard to support their family, and retired with dignity and pensions. Their example led me to a life of service: first in the military, then as a lawyer, now as a judge.

The law is the vehicle that drives society toward a more level playing field. I have always worked to make our society more fair, inclusive, and accepting. Pennsylvanians deserve a justice who will always protect, obey, and defend the constitution. I believe I am that person. Over the next several months, I hope to earn your trust, your support, and your vote.”

– Daniel D. McCaffery

Vote for Daniel McCaffrey for State Supreme Court


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