Former Delaware County Congressman Bob Edgar spoke at the Radnor League of Women Voter's annual holiday luncheon at the Overbrook Golf Club on Dec. 4.
Edgar is president and CEO of Common Cause, a national non-profit that works "to make government at all levels more honest, open and accountable, and to connect citizens with their democracy."
Edgar recounted how the Watergate scandal propelled him, then "an urban pastor," to successful run for a seat in Congress in 1974. Edgar told the crowd that money in politics is one of the country's biggest threats. "Money is corroding our government," he said.
Reducing the special interest dollars in the legislature is "needed now, aggressively," Edgar said.
Also at the luncheon, Wayne resident Cheryl Tumola received the League's Civic Participation Award.