Swarthmore Lawn Signs Against Mary Gay; David Galluch Explains Campaign

Swarthmore Lawn Signs Against Mary Gay; David Galluch Explains Campaign

By Bob Small

Republican candidate David Galluch has a daunting task in front of him. He’s seeking to unseat  incumbent Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon in Pennsylvania’s reconfigured 5th  Congressional District.

This district now consists of Delaware County and bits and pieces of Chester and Montgomery counties, with a slice of South Philly.

After graduating from Annapolis, Galluch was selected for for the Special Operations community known as the Navy EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), which is exactly what you think it is — IED removal (Improvised Explosive Device).

Galluch speaks of “establishing and expanding  apprenticeships,..””   In immigration, he states that “we can craft a better immigration system that prioritizes and preserves our  sovereignty, security and the rule of law, while remaining true to our core principles and [our] history as a welcoming nation.”

David Galluch, like many, bashes Philadelphia DA  Larry Krasner like a piñata. But, unlike most of the others, he has come up with a constructive suggestion of establishing mobile crime labs. He says that “by bringing a forensics team to a crime scene, evidence is processed more quickly”.

Swarthmore Lawn Signs Against Mary Gay; David Galluch Explains Campaign

Galluch has earned a Masters Degree in Development from Cambridge University in the UK, which has one of the best such programs in the world.

As to his personal life, he and his wife have two dogs, one of his favorite books is  Catch-22,  and he works out regularly. He says that one of his goals is “to  put my phone down and live with Caroline and the dogs for a bit each day”.

Now, once, back in the two thousands, Mary Gay and I ran together on the Green Party ticket. (She ran as a  Green/Republican.) We both lost, but I got to know her a bit, and we still see each other when  she’s not busy “congressing” (or whatever she does in DC). My sense is that she is doing her best,though she is a disciple  of Ed Rendell.

There’s an anti-Scanlon movement growing, even here in Swarthmore (see attached lawn signs), and it  may be time for someone new in Congress. Whether David Galluch is that person is for the voters to decide.

Swarthmore Lawn Signs Against Mary Gay; David Galluch Explains Campaign

Recently, I even saw Dave Galluch signs among Fetterman and Shapiro signs, but they were gone on my return.

By the way, in the historical trivia department, previous Fifth Congressional District representatives included  one Philip Swenk Markley (who served as both a Jackson-Democratic-Republican and as an anti-Jacksonian, circa 1823-1827), and he was followed by a string of Jacksonian representatives.

Swarthmore Lawn Signs Against Mary Gay; David Galluch Explains Campaign

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