Wayne Braffman, Kennett Square Borough Councilman and KAD Vice-Chair, and Sally Braffman, also a KAD Committee person, have the very best happy endings love story ever! As the story goes, Wayne and Sally were high school sweethearts, but when college decisions separated them, their young love story hit a snag, and they drifted apart. Fast forward 41 years and with the aid of the Internet and social media, they reconnected, found they still had much in common, married, and moved to Kennett Square!

But Wayne and Sally are much more than their heart-warming backstory. Together, they are working diligently with KAD to elect Hillary Clinton, as well as local down-ballot Democrats this election year. “This is clearly the most important election of our lifetime,” Wayne believes, so both he and Sally are all-in 100%, organizing precinct outreach, spearheading get out the vote initiatives, and rallying progressives on social media. Separately, however, each of them is heavily invested in being an integral part of the Kennett community.

Sally, a retired middle school special education teacher, volunteers at the Children’s Garden and the Visitors’ Center at Longwood Gardens.  She also works with Willow Tree Hospice, helping family members to cope with the transition of their loved ones. She is also a member of the Pendle Hill Chorus, a group that sings at the Quaker Conference Center in Wallingford.

Wayne, a retired psychologist, was elected to the Kennett Square Borough Council last November.  His election, along with that of two other new Council members and the appointment of two at-large members, marks the first time that the Kennett Square Borough Council has had Democrats in the majority. In his first months on the Council, Wayne wasted little time in making needed changes. Although he is most proud of the creation of an Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, he has also been instrumental in enacting multiple reforms to improve two-way communications between residents and the Council to encourage a spirit of collaboration. Wayne manages KAD’s facebook and Twitter feeds and trains Democratic organizations across Chester County in how to get the most out of their social media.

Kennett Square and KAD are indeed the beneficiaries of this very best happy endings love story. Their strong commitment to the community, as well as their ability to work as a team, “Wayne’s ideas bubble up, and I implement them,” Sally shares, make them more than worthy of the Kennett Spotlight.

Submitted by Brenda Mercomes