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Supervisors Mack and Fisher Win Big in Newtown Primary

The vote count for Newtown Supervisor in the 2019 Primary election is now official. Incumbent Democratic Supervisors John Mack and Dennis Fisher topped the chart in number of votes received (see chart).

Newtown Supervisor Mack made an impressive showing. "Many people told me how much they appreciated my efforts to keep residents informed," noted Mr. Mack. Mack racked up more than 50% more votes than his Republican rivals. He won in all 8 Newtown Township districts as demonstrated in the following chart.

[Recall that Mack Beat the Pants Off His Competition in 2017.]

Vote Tally by Newtown Twp District

You can see the vote tallies for all candidates on the ballot in Newtown Township here.

Onward to the Main event!

Although this was a Primary in which both Democrat and Republican candidates for Supervisor were uncontested, it demonstrated that the "Blue Wave" is still strong in Newtown Township and suggests that the wave will continue to roll on to the main event: the November 5 municipal election! 

 

Posted on 23 May 2019, 01:50 - Category: Voting

Contribute to Build a Wall Around Trump in 2020!

Keep the Democratic Majority Going in Newtown!

Two years ago, propelled by unprecedented turnout by township Democrats, the Democratic party achieved a majority on the Board of Supervisors for the first time in township history. This has made it possible for the Board to make significant progress toward a number of measures to improve the health and wellbeing of residents, including

  • More miles of paved roads
  • Increased support for EMS and Fire services
  • More transparency to keep residents informed about important issues
  • Long-range budgetary planning to be sure our future revenue and expenses are in balance
  • Standing up for sensible gun control, protection of human rights, and protection of our local environment

It’s only by the return to the Board of Supervisors of Dennis Fisher and John Mack that we can continue that progress. That is why the Friends of Fisher & Mack are asking for your financial support.

Your contribution can also help "Build a Wall Around Trump." Democratic victories this fall are essential to growing the foundation for putting a Democrat in the White House in 2020 and sending a Democrat to represent the First Congressional District in the House of Representatives. Strengthening the Blue Wave at the local and county levels is the only way to make that happen.

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Posted on 17 May 2019, 01:21 - Category: Voting

Democrats Endorse Mack & Fisher for Seats on the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors

John Mack and Dennis Fisher, both incumbents on the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors, have been endorsed by the Newtown Democrats in their election bids for six-year terms. They are running unopposed in the May 21 Democratic Party primary for the only two upcoming openings on the township’s governing body. The general election will be held on November 5.

Mack won a two-year seat in the 2017 election drawing the most votes among all candidates running for three open positions on the board [read "Mack Clobbers Couch!"]. Fisher was appointed to the board in July 2018 to fill the remaining term of Democrat Jen Dix who moved with her family to New Hampshire [read "Dennis Fisher Appointed to Replace Jen Dix on Board of Supervisors"].

“We’re very fortunate to have two highly capable and dedicated candidates who have already proven themselves on the Board of Supervisors as advocates for responsible government,” said George Skladany, chairperson of the Newtown Democrats. “The municipal election this fall will be about who has the best long-range interests of the township and its residents in mind.”

Mack and his wife, Debbie, have been township residents since 1995. In a statement to the Newtown Democrats, Mack cited his background -- degrees in chemistry and biochemistry and publisher of a pharmaceutical industry newsletter that advocates for ethical industry practices -- for his focus on protecting the environment and combatting the opioid crisis.

“Through my efforts, the township now offers a 24/7 drop-off program for unused prescription and other drugs,” he said. [Read “John Mack Proposes 24/7 Drug Drop-Off Box for Newtown” and “My Case for a 24/7 Drug Drop-Off Box”] He also noted his strong support for the anti-fracking resolution enacted by the Board of Supervisors last year, and his introduction of the 2018 anti-discrimination ordinance that established the township’s Human Relations Commission [Read “Newtown Township Appoints Members of the Newly Created Human Relations Commission”]

A township resident for 27 years, Fisher has been active in local affairs since being appointed to the township Planning Commission in 2006 and serving as its liaison to the township Environmental Advisory Council. In 2017, he was elected to the post of Township Auditor, from which he stepped down to assume his place on the Board of Supervisors. Recently retired after a 42-year career as a mental health professional, Fisher is active in church affairs, is chairperson of the non-profit Liberia Education Project, and is the former vice chair and chairperson of the Newtown Democrats.

In his appeal for the support of the Newtown Democrats, Fisher cited his years of experience in township governmental and political affairs, and his open-minded listening skills honed in his professional career. “I see the role of Supervisor as one of public service, and I have a heart for it,” he told the group. “My only ambition is to keep this township a great place to live, work and raise our families.“

Posted on 09 Apr 2019, 11:23 - Category: Voting

2018 Primary Results for Newtown

In Newtown Township about 1,600 Democrats came out to vote in the primary on May 15, 2018, whereas about 1,300 Republicans voted. Source: Bucks County Election Results

 

Posted on 20 May 2018, 01:07 - Category: Voting

I Support Steve Bacher for Congress

There is a difference between the three Democratic candidates for Congress representing PA District 1. Steve Bacher is my choice for many reasons, but primarily because of his position on the environment and marijuana. Read his opinion piece published in today's Bucks County Courier Times:

Listen to my podcast interview of Steve. He discusses environmental issues of concern to Newtown residents as well as his opposition to the 287g program, in which local police are trained to act as immigration officers:

Posted on 08 May 2018, 01:05 - Category: Voting

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