Keesler to challenge Canfield in Damascus
April 28, 2011 —
Dolores Keesler has decided to conduct a write-in campaign for the office of supervisor against Joe Canfield. Keesler, who was until recently the Damascus Township representative to the Upper Delaware Council and the president of that body for two months, was removed from her position at the instigation of Damascus supervisor Joe Canfield, with the agreement of the other two supervisors. Justifying the move, Canfield said “Just say that she doesn’t represent the whole township, that’s all.”
“Many in the township were appalled at the way I was removed from the position, and I think they will support me in this election,” Keesler said.
The time for officially seeking a position on the primary ballot has expired. Keesler said, however, that both Democratic districts in the township will support her efforts to become a write-in Candidate. Keesler said that she will attempt to mail a notice to all 3,000 voters in the district—Democrats and Republicans—to write her name in on the primary election on May 17.