Leila Hazou
Democratic Candidate for Delaware Twp. Auditor​​
Leila Hazou is a new resident to Delaware Township.  She moved here from New York after working as a Business Analyst for 12 years at Deutsche Bank. Originally from Colorado, Leila moved to the East coast in 1998 for an Office Management position in Baltimore.  Since then, she has made career and life changes moving on to Boston, New Jersey, New York and landing in Dingmans Ferry.  Leila has an MBA from Loyola University Maryland. 

Patricia McKinney​​
Democratic Candidate for Delaware Valley SchoolBoard  


My name is Patricia McKinney; in June 2010 I retired as an educator after 36 years of service. I taught children in New York City for 26 years and 10 years in Boston, Massachusetts public schools.  I was awarded a Citation in 2010 for my leadership, commitment and dedication to the children of New York City public schools by Marty Markowitz, the former Borough President of Brooklyn.  Additionally, in 2010, I also received a Declaration of Honor from the former Queens Borough President, Helen Marshall.  Some other certifications and positions held were:  certification in Bilingual education, job developer for Special Education students at Charlestown High School in Boston, Massachusetts, student advisor at M.S 210 in Ozone Park in New York City, and a Reading Specialist certification from Long Island University in Brooklyn New York.  The month of June 2010 was declared – “Patricia McKinney Month”.  My teaching style has always been an educator that focuses on the full potential of a student.
The Citation and Declaration of Honor categorized me as a “Dedicated teacher, Mentor, Role model, and Long time Professional.”  My passion has always been helping students and their families inside and outside the classroom.  During my career I have exemplified a unique combination of professionalism, expertise and compassion.   I believe investing in our children is important, they are our future leaders.  During my academic tenure, I worked with my M.S. 210 students to create artwork for the school- Katrina Quilt, 911 Quilt and Tsunami Quilt; they made a beautiful, positive impact on the students and faculty.
My philosophy begins with the intention of producing well-rounded students that will utilize critical thinking skills and self- advocacy to pursue their goals and strategically address any adversity or challenges of life.  High academic and moral standards are important concepts that will support our students to achieve their dreams.  As educators and community supporters, I believe we should guide and empower our students with the keys to success.  Our brilliant students would benefit from learning communication, positive coping skills, addressing concerns respectfully in the initial stages, being team players and building social skills.
I am confident that my years of experience and multitude of skills would be an asset to the Delaware Valley School Board. In my past experience, I have maintained several roles that are relevant for this position: a parent of a Delaware Valley High school graduate, an educator with 36 years of experience and credentials,   and a Masters Degree in Education Administration.  My range of experience and passion to support our school district will provide a platform for creative conflict resolution from a broad vantage point. It would be my honor to serve on the Board.  I appreciate the opportunity for your time and consideration.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at:  570-409-6825

The DTDC will have its Voter Registration event at HarvestFest on Sept. 23rd at  Akenac Park, Route 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA . Stop by to register to vote (if you're not already registered), bring a new voter or pick up an Absentee Ballot application. Free copies of the US Constitution. Remember, you must be registered in order to VOTE!!

The Democratic Party: What We Stand For!!

2017-2018 DTDC Membership Dues are Due

  • Keeping America Safe at Home
  • Strength Overseas
  • A Strong Economy
  • Education
  • Retirement Security
  • Affordable Health Care
  • Honest Government
  • Election Reform
  • Protecting Our Environment
  • Civil Rights and Justice

The new membership year for the Delaware Twp. Democratic Club has begun. Many thanks to all members who have renewed their memberships and welcome to new members. To pay membership dues, please, send a check or money order to the DTDC, PO Box 633, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 in the amount of $15.00.   Click here to visit our homepage to pay online . Click here for a membership application.

Debunking the Voter Fraud Myth

September 1, 2016

Sensationalist claims have circulated this election season about the extent of voter fraud, with some politicians going so far as to tell voters to fear that this November’s election will be “rigged.” Because electoral integrity is one of the elements necessary to making America the greatest democracy in the world, claims like this garner media attention, and frighten and concern voters. But putting rhetoric aside to look at the facts makes clear that fraud by voters at the polls is vanishingly rare, and does not happen on a scale even close to that necessary to “rig” an election. Read More.

Where Did Labor Day Come From?????????

 Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year, four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

Now that you know………Have a wonderful Labor Day, Sept. 4th.