October 18, 1986
State Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf of Willow Grove, a Republican representing the 12th District in Montgomery County, is running for a third term without opposition in the Nov. 4 election. No Democrat filed to run in the May primary - tacit acknowledgment that he has served well. The district embraces numerous suburban communities in eastern portions of Montgomery County and borders on both Philadelphia and Bucks County. During eight years in the Senate, preceded by two years in the House, Sen. Greenleaf, 46, has acquired a well-earned reputation for doing his homework and delving into complicated issues.
September 15, 1986 |
State Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf, a leading critic of the state Liquor Control Board, blasted the agency last week for using a "sales gimmick to curry public favor prior to sunset action this fall. " In a statement released Wednesday by his office, Greenleaf, a Montgomery County Republican, criticized the LCB's Aug. 30 liquor sale, in which the price of all bottles was reduced by 20 percent, as "a hypocritical ploy" designed to drum up public support before the state Senate's vote on whether to keep the LCB in operation.
March 11, 1992 |
State Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf said yesterday that he would not join the fray in the 13th Congressional District, choosing to make peace with the Montgomery County GOP rather than risk "another local civil war" by seeking the nomination. In a county still recovering from a year of Republican infighting, Greenleaf said he would not enter the race to replace U.S. Rep. Lawrence Coughlin because of his "desire not to cause further fracture in the Republican Party.' "In another time I believe the party might have benefited from a spirited primary contest," said Greenleaf, 52, who in the state Senate represents the 12th District, covering northeastern Montgomery County.
November 5, 2000 |
First, Susan Molinari, a former congresswoman, former talk-show host, and keynote speaker at the 1996 Republican National Convention, made the rounds with State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf. Then Jack Kemp, a former quarterback, congressman and cabinet secretary, stood by Greenleaf's side in the press room of the Montgomery County Courthouse. On Wednesday, Gov. Ridge and Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating appeared with Greenleaf and other Republicans at a rally in Norristown. Yesterday, Greenleaf was among local politicians invited to a rally for George W. Bush in Glenside.
March 13, 2011 |
If a politician stays in office long enough, he may have time to undo some of the collateral damage caused by the laws he made when he was young. State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R., Bucks) doesn't regret his early advocacy of law-and-order, lock-'em-up justice. But he says he has come to understand the cost. Now he's trying a new approach. As a prosecutor in Montgomery County, Greenleaf used to put away killers and rapists and fight their endless appeals. "I'm interested in justice.
October 31, 2011 |
Republican State Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf announced Monday that he would join the ranks of Romney, Perry, Cain and Santorum on New Hampshire's presidential primary ballot. But make no mistake, he said, he is not running for president. Instead, the Montgomery County legislator hopes to use the national spotlight to stimulate debate on "skyrocketing debt," "reckless spending," and his plan to return the nation "to the path of prosperity and progress. " "My family . . . we have a wonderful life and quiet, cheery home," he said.
January 7, 2010 |
State Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf escaped the blaze that engulfed his Upper Moreland home wearing his pajamas and clutching his cell phone. Once outside in the cutting wind and below-freezing temperatures at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, the senator called 911 and waited in the dark with his wife, son, and a family friend. "We barely got out with our lives," Greenleaf said yesterday, recounting his escape from a fire that destroyed his home of more than 20 years. "The smoke was black, thick, hot, and toxic.
August 7, 1998 |
The chairman of the Abington-Rockledge Democratic Committee has asked the Pennsylvania Department of State to investigate the campaign committee of State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R., Montgomery-Bucks) for alleged violations of state campaign law. Al Molitor accuses Greenleaf's committee of spending more than $10,000 in campaign funds in 1996 for a trip to North Korea and other purposes unrelated to a campaign. Molitor also says those expenditures were not properly reported. Under the law, according to a Department of State spokesman, funds raised for an electoral campaign must be used to influence the outcome of an election.
April 1, 1998 |
The last contested primary races for state Senate seats in the four suburban counties became uncontested yesterday. A Commonwealth Court judge in Harrisburg removed maverick Republicans Tom Lingenfelter and Daniel Snyder from the ballot, according to a local GOP official. That leaves freshman Sen. Joe Conti of the 10th District, veteran Sen. Stewart Greenleaf of the 12th, and every other suburban Senate candidate unopposed in the May 19 primary. Bucks County Republican Party Chairman Harry Fawkes said the two were removed because they did not collect the required 500 signatures from members of their party.