Friday, December 21, 2012
State Rep Warren Kampf calls on lawmakers and the public to take a broad view before rushing to gun control legislation.
Friday, December 21, 2012
State Representative Warren Kampf (R-157) is calling on lawmakers and the public to take a broad approach to responding to the Connecticut school shootings that left 20 children and six adults dead last Friday. In an editorial sent to Patch, the newly re-elected State Representative says "I do not believe we can rush into a course of action. For one thing, all of the facts about the Newtown shootings are not yet available. To take action without the correct facts is to risk making decisions that do not meet our common goals and would waste our collective will on weak or useless measures." Reflections on the Horror of Newtown By Warren Kampf 157th District In response to the tragic events in Newtown, CT, there is a natural call to do …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Republican won a second term while Drucker admitted this was his last run in the district.
For the second-consecutive election cycle, Republican Warren Kampf topped Democrat Paul Drucker for right to represent the 157th District in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives. The incumbent declared victory shortly before 11 p.m. Two years after beating Drucker by just under a thousand votes, Kampf ultimately won by 1,002. At an election night party at Wayne’s Landmark Americana, Kampf said his message of fiscal restraint struck a chord with the voters of the 157th. “Controlling spending in state government and not increasing the burden on the job sector, improving Pennsylvania’s competitiveness, making it more job-friendly, was all a large part of our message. Wages aren’t going up,” Kampf said, in the midst of a Republican …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The state Rep. has authored a pair of bills that aim to reform the Commonwealth's pension programs for its employees and teachers.
With the Commonwealth saddled with $40 billion of pension debt, a group of state legislators met in Harrisburg last week for a joint House committee hearing on the outsized tab. At the center of the conversation was 157th District representative Warren Kampf, who has authored a pair of bills—one directed at the state workers' pension system; the other at the state’s program for teachers—that aim to draw down Pennsylvania’s obligation to its employees. Kampf, in the midst of a difficult reelection challenge from Democrat Paul Drucker, sat down with Phoenixville Patch in his Paoli office earlier this month to talk about how the debt grew and what he proposes we do about it. His proposal, he said, is for any future hire at the state or local …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The Democrat in the 157th District House race addresses one of the central issues from the 2010 race he lost to Republican Warren Kampf.
Democrat Paul Drucker, who is running to win the State House seat he lost to Republican State Rep. Warren Kampf says he never supported tolling PA Route 422. The tolling question played a central role in the 2010 Drucker-Kampf race. The two are squaring off again this November in a race to represent the 157th District. That district covers Phoenixville as well as parts of Tredyffrin and Easttown. Kampf will also answer questions from Phoenixville Patch readers. We invite TE Patch readers to submit their questions for Drucker and Kampf in the comments section at the bottom of this article. We'll submit them to the candidates so they can address issues of concern to TE readers. While most national politicians rely on up-to-the-minute micro …
Friday, August 3, 2012
But even after Aurora, the state Rep. said such legislation would be unlikely to pass in Pennsylvania.
In the aftermath of the Aurora shooting that killed 12, injured 58, and renewed a national conversation about gun control, state Rep. Warren Kampf (R-157) signaled a willingness this week to consider legislation that would place restrictions on gun ownership in Pennsylvania. “I can’t ignore what happened in Aurora,” he told a group of constituents at Phoenixville High School this week. “I was a prosecutor for five years in Philadelphia and York County and a public defender here in Chester County, so I’m somewhat up close and personal with the effect of gun crime.” He emphasized that any reform would face long odds though; reminding the audience that many of his colleagues in the Pennsylvania legislature, especially those from the western…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The state representative defended the controversial law at a town hall meeting in Phoenixville this week.
With a constitutional challenge to the law raging in Harrisburg, state Rep. Warren Kampf (R-157) suggested that HB 934—the controversial law that blocks citizens without state-issued ID from voting—won’t interfere with the ability of Pennsylvanians to cast their ballots this November and, contrary to conventional wisdom, might actually boost turnout in the state. “Georgia has a very similar law. They’ve had it for six years. And they had it in 2008 and in those communities which often are said to have been impacted by voter ID laws, the turnout was actually far greater than it should have been demographically," Kampf said at the conclusion of Monday's town hall meeting at Phoenixville High School. "There isn’t a demonstrated situation …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
When the dust settles on the state budget in Harrisburg, the Tredyffrin-Easttown School Board may end up with more state money for the 2012-2013 school year than in 2011-2012.
It's not official until the governor puts his signature on the bill, but by at least one estimate The Tredyffrin-Easttown School District will be getting a net increase in state funding for 2012-2013 over the fiscal year that ends Saturday at midnight. You read that correctly, a net increase, according to an estimate from the PA House Appropriations Committee. According to the figures made available to Patch by the office of State Rep. Warren Kampf (R-157), the T/E School District would receive $10,685,280 in state funding for: Basic Education Funding (BEF), Accountability Block Grant, Social Security, Transportation and Retirement. If the estimates released Friday hold until the Governor signs a budget, that would mean an increase in …
Friday, June 29, 2012
A bill introduced Friday in the PA State House would give Tredyffrin Township a piece of the profits brought in by the new Valley Forge Casino.
A bill introduced Friday in Harrisburg by State Rep. Warren Kampf (R-157) would give Tredyffrin Township a "piece of the action" on profits from the new Valley Forge Casino. The proposal basically says that since Tredyffrin Township bears some of the same burdens of housing the casino as Upper Merion, Tredyffrin deserves some of the money that casinos pass along to their home townships. The new Valley Forge Casino is techincally in Upper Merion, but it is very close to the Tredyffrin Township border and draws employees, visitors and traffic from, and through, Tredyffrin Township. The following is a legislative update released by Kampf's office: Meetings with constituents and township officials confirmed my belief that while the Valley …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
As the budget deadline looms, State Rep. Warren Kampf predicts no year to year cuts and the T/E School District may be getting a little more state money than in the Governor's original proposal.
State Representative Warren Kampf (R-157) says by the time the dust settles on a new state budget at the end of the week, the T/E School District should see no decrease in state funding over the current school year. Kampf spoke with Patch Monday morning before heading to what could be a marathon week in Harrisburg. Click on the video clip to see what Kampf predicts for the state budget and what it means for the T/E School District.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A local columnist predicts a "contentious era of combat" in the 2012 Kampf-Drucker re-match. What do you think?
The race is on and the gloves are off in the campaign to represent Pennsylvania's 157th House District. This year's campaign is a rematch of the 2010 campaign, when Warren Kampf (R-PA 157) beat out one-term incumbent Democrat Paul Drucker by less than 1,000 votes. Drucker, who like Kampf, lives in Tredyffrin Township and once served on the Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors, announced his bid to run for the seat last week in Phoenixville Drucker's successful 2008 campaign for the seat was also historic for the amount of money spent. It is widely considered to be one of the most expensive campaigns ever waged for a seat in the Pennsylvania House. Main Line Media News columnist Ray Hoffman predicts another bare-knuckle political war of words …