Dr. Gary Ledebur joins UMASD Forward Team

The Upper Merion Area Democratic Committee announced today that Rosemont College professor Dr. Gary Ledebur has joined the UMASD Forward team and is running for School Board in Region 3. Dr. Ledebur replaces Dr. David Karen who has served on the school board since 1999, and withdrew from the race earlier this month.”After initially agreeing to run for a fifth term, I reevaluated my decision this Spring and Summer” Karen said. “I feel after 16 years, it’s time for me to retire and I am confident that Dr. Ledebur will make an excellent school board director.”

Ledebur said “I am honored to run for David’s seat and look forward to the fall campaign. I have a lot to offer the Upper Merion Area School District and as I have talked with voters, they are encouraged  by my campaign and are eager to help out.”

Upper Merion Area Democratic Committee chairman Tom Kohler added, “To lose a board member with such a background as David’s is tough, but to have the opportunity to replace him on the ballot with someone equally as qualified is exciting. It goes to the depth of quality individuals the Democratic Party has in this community and we are thrilled that Gary is willing to serve. Across our entire ticket, both locally and county wide, we have the most qualified ticket in every race. We pride ourselves on the high level of candidates we elect to our local and county government.”

Dr. Ledebur will be running in Region 3, which consists of the following precincts: Gulph 1 &2, King 1 & 2, and Roberts. He is running with Robyn Briggs who is the UMASD Forward At-Large candidate. Ledebur has been an educator for over three decades. He has taught in the classroom, worked as an administrator, and served the Pennsylvania Department of Education under Gov. Bob Casey.

Gary lives in Gulph Mills with his wife and three children.

For more info, visit umdems.org.