The Delaware County Register of Wills scrubbed her campaign website of an endorsement given to her from Upper Darby Mayor Barbarann Keffer less than 24 hours after Keffer was arrested for DUI.
Rachel Ezzell Berry, currently the register for the county, is running for a judgeship this November. Her campaign website displays a number of endorsements from Delaware County Democrats, a list that previously included Mayor Keffer.
A screenshot of her campaign website on Friday morning shows the Keffer endorsement was still displayed on Berry’s website, but was scrubbed by midday.
The move comes less than a day after Mayor Keffer was arrested late Thursday evening by Chichester Police on suspicion of DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and careless driving.
Reached by email, Berry said, “I have no comment at this time.”
In previous reporting about Mayor Keffer’s arrest, Broad + Liberty referenced a Facebook post by Berry showing a Thursday evening fundraising party for Delaware County Councilwoman Christine Reuther. Reuther confirmed Keffer was at the party that appears to have begun around 7 p.m.
One of the photos shows several county politicos at the party, many appearing to have cocktails or glasses of wine in hand.
Chichester police say Keffer was stopped sometime around 9 p.m.
Keffer’s arrest caps a tumultuous week for Upper Darby. On Wednesday, Keffer’s embattled chief administrative officer, Vince Rongione, stepped down.
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