UMADC Endorses Carlton J. Stuart, 17 others for Local Office


Lifelong resident and public servant is dedicated to preserving valued history and working toward a progressive future for our community

Upper Merion, PA January 29, 2019 —The Upper Merion Area Democratic Committee (UMADC) on Monday night overwhelmingly endorsed Carlton J. Stuart in the Democratic primary race for the Upper Merion Township Board of Supervisors.

Carlton, a Vice Chair of the UMADC, was born in Upper Merion and is a 2001 graduate of Upper Merion Area High School. Raised by a single mother who recognized Upper Merion as a nurturing environment for her children— due in part to the many programs offered by the Township—Stuart is a tireless advocate for a strong community. After graduating from American University, Carlton’s passion for public service brought him back to Upper Merion. His current role as executive administrator for Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh has provided him with a deep understanding of the value of local government.

As a member of the Upper Merion Transportation Authority, Carlton recognizes the challenges faced by our community. He is dedicated to protecting the integrity of our township while using today’s technologies to improve our infrastructure. He is committed to preserving Upper Merion’s storied history and thriving parks as exemplified through his involvement in the King of Prussia Historical Society and the Valley Forge Park Alliance.

“With over a decade in public service, I’ve dedicated my adult life to open, honest, and transparent government. As an Upper Merion Township Supervisor, I will continue to uphold those values,” says Stuart. “I’m deeply honored and grateful to receive the endorsement of the Upper Merion Area Democratic Committee and will continue to serve the community that shaped me, as a place where all are welcome to live, work, grow, and thrive.”

“Carlton’s longtime dedication to public service and his deep understanding of Upper Merion Township make him an ideal candidate for Township Supervisor,” said Tom Kohler, UMADC Chair. “Carlton will be leading a local slate of candidates that is the most qualified and energetic team we have ever assembled.”

The UMADC also unanimously endorsed:

-Rhonda Cohen for Upper Merion Township Auditor

-Jim Fee, Meghan Nolan, Diane Gundrum, Kyle Shenk and Cory Scott for Bridgeport Council

-Douglas Borgerson, Tori Conicello-Emery, Tara Gorney, Danelle Fournier, Jack Cooper and Richard Greenstein for West Conshohocken Council

-Robyn Briggs, Alice Budno Hope, Dr. Gary Ledebur, Maggie Philips and Dr. Eric Wellington for Upper Merion Area School District Board of Directors.

The Pennsylvania municipal primary election date is May 21, 2019. For more information, visit