Chris Cerski, District Judge (West Side of Cheltenham Twp)

  • Chairperson of the Montgomery County District Court Judiciary Committee.

  • Awarded 2016 Jeffers Award by the Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania.

  • Montgomery County-American Bar Association Racial Justice Improvement Project Task Force Member

  • Former President, Montgomery County District Judges and Former Chairperson, State Judiciary Committee, Special Court Judges Association of PA.

  • Former President , District XII, Special Court Judges Association of PA. Member of the governing board for the Pennsylvania Special Court Judges Association. Former Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Member, Board of Governors

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Betty McHugh, District Judge (East Side of Cheltenham Twp)

  • Appointed to office in 2004 filling the position left by her deceased husband, Michael F. McHugh, Esq.  Has since been re-elected for 2 additional terms. 
  • Judicial District includes the Township of Cheltenham and Jenkintown Borough.  
  • Served as Vice President and President of the Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania and currently sits on the Judicial Liaison Committee.  
  • Former partner at McHugh & McHugh and practiced in the areas of Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Medical Malpractice, Estate & Wills, and Social Security. 
  • Mother of 6 children with her late husband, Michael F. McHugh and 2 stepchildren with her husband, Brian Casey.
  • Graduated from Temple Law School in 1986 andLaSalle College in 1978 (Cum Laude). 
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Chris Pender, School Board Candidate

  • 18-year resident, 3 CHS graduates
  • MHS, Lincoln University
  • 20 years of Nonprofit experience working with Pre-K through High School families
  • President, Cheltenham Achievers Network
  • Developed/Managed H.Y.P.E. (Helping Youth Prepare Effectively) in Norristown and Hbg
  • Worked with the Phila. SD, Parent University
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Ann Rappoport, Township Commissioner (Ward 4)

  • Township resident for 41 years

  • Married to Paul for 47 years; 3 adult daughters (grads of CHS) and 7 grandchildren

  • Ph.D. from Ohio State University, 1978 – University Fellow (Political Science) and B.A. from Oberlin College, 1970 (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum Laude)

  • Freelance writer & consultant; retired from teaching at Temple University and from directing statewide and regional educational programs

  • Seeking 2nd term as Cheltenham Township Commissioner

  • Long-time Community Activist

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Baron Holland, Township Commissioner (Ward 2)

  • 22 years experience in the financial services industry concentrating in the areas of Retail Banking, Business Banking and Wealth Management.
  • Graduated from Kutztown University with a BS in Business Administration and is currently an MBA candidate at LaSalle University.
  • In his spare time Baron enjoys staying active through a variety of activities as well as observing his daughters participating in their activities.
  • Has served on the boards of Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia, The Enterprise Center-Capital Corp, Lions Club and Cheltenham Athletic Association.
  • In addition to his Commissioner responsibilities Baron also serves on the boards of the Cheltenham PAL and Stoutsburg Cemetery Association.
  • Resides in Wyncote, PA with his wife of 14 years and three daughters.
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Mitch Zygmund-Felt, Township Commissioner Candidate (Ward 6)

  • Cheltenham and Sixth Ward resident since 1979

  • Sixth Ward Leader and Committee Person (managed 6-3 polling place in 70 out of 73 primary and general elections at Elkins Park Middle School)

  • Served on Township Citizens Committees and Board of the Cheltenham Art Center

  • Organized, fundraised and led community groups opposing inappropriate development

  • Husband to Allyn, father of two sons (ages 29 and 24), both of whom graduated from CHS and Temple University

  • Marketing and Advertising Consultant

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Jeff Saltz, MontCo Court of Common Pleas Judge Candidate

Jeffrey Saltz was educated at Princeton University and Harvard Law School and has more than 30 years of courtroom experience in Montgomery County, Philadelphia, and the surrounding counties.  He has represented both individuals and companies in a variety of business disputes.  Saltz believes that a fair, independent and efficient judicial system is critical to the protection of individual rights.  He has been ranked as Highly Recommended by the Montgomery Bar Association – the highest rating available.

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Wendy Rothstein, MontCo Court of Common Pleas Judge Candidate

Wendy G. Rothstein is a partner in the Blue Bell office at the Fox Rothschild LLP law firm and has achieved numerous "firsts" in her career as a leader at law firms and other legal organizations.  Wendy is known, and highly respected, as a Montgomery County trial attorney having practiced in the county courts for over 34 years. Wendy has served in a judicial capacity and advisor to the Judges for over 15 years as a Discovery Master, Civil Case Master and Chair of a Board of View.  She has been honored, as a trailblazer for Women in the legal profession, by the Montgomery Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the Philadelphia Business Journal and Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School Distinguished Graduates Association.

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Ellen Ceisler, PA Commonwealth Court

  • Graduated Temple University in 1979 (B.A. in English) and Temple University Law School in 1986. 
  • From 1997-2005, served as Deputy Director and then Director of the Integrity and Accountability Office for the Philadelphia Police Department.
  • Elected to the bench in 2007. Served in the Criminal Trial Division for the first six years presiding over jury and non-jury trials involving major felonies. In 2013, assigned to the Civil Trial Division, Civil Motions Court, regarded as one of the busiest and most diverse Common Pleas Courts in Pennsylvania. Currently presiding over major civil trials.
  • Judge Ceisler has been both a volunteer attorney and a Board member for the Support Center for Child Advocates, an Executive Board member for the Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware chapter of the Anti-Defamation League, and a Hearing Committee Member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Judge Ceisler is currently a Board member for New Leash on Life, a non-profit prison inmate dog-training program that both saves the lives of shelter dogs at-risk of euthanasia and gives incarcerated inmates a chance for redemption.
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Madame Justice Debra Todd, Retention, PA Supreme Court

Debra Todd, in line to become Pennsylvania’s first female Chief Justice was born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. She has obtained a B.A. Degree with Honors from Chatham College, a J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and an LL.M. Degree in the Judicial Process from the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to her service on the bench, Justice Todd was a trial attorney in Pittsburgh. In 2007, she was the first Democratic Woman in history to be elected to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She has a number of prestigious awards under her belt, including being named ‘Outstanding Elected Democratic Woman of the Year’ by the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women. She has obtained many other awards for her work on preventing sexual violence and promoting equality for women in the legal profession. She has also dedicated much of her work to ethics, elder justice, child abuse, and veteran’s issues. 


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