Announcing Mark's Candidacy
Yes, I'm running...
I was recently appointed to fill a vacancy on the Solebury Township Board of Supervisors. There will be a special election on November 7th for the remaining two years of the term, and I have been endorsed by the Solebury Democrats to be on the ballot as the Democratic candidate.
There is also the regularly-scheduled election in November for a Supervisor position for which Robert McEwan, an outstanding candidate, won the Democratic primary and will face a Republican opponent in November.
Given what is going on in politics at the national level, I feel that it is critical that we all do what we can at the "grass roots" level to restore decency and mutual concern for all of our fellow citizens as well as our environment. I thus will be applying to the Township for the interim appointment and running for election in November.
My wife Cindy and I have been Carversville residents for 24 years. During this entire time I’ve tried to “do my part” to preserve what we have in this amazing place, and make it even better.
Professionally, I have a Law Degree (J.D.) and Legal Masters in Taxation (L.L.M.). I have been President and Owner of a financial-service company for almost 30 years (in Doylestown for the past 24); the firm is a Registered Investment Adviser in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I believe that my legal background and financial expertise make me a good match for the Supervisor position.
In terms of community service, I am a Board Member of the Solebury Township Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB), and Board Member and Secretary of the Historic Carversville Society. I am very involved with Carversville Day, our biggest fundraiser—from starting the concession stand back in the mid-1990’s to helping run the Pet Parade, Live Auction, and Watermelon Eating Contest in more recent years.
Solebury is already a great place to live. I believe we can make it even better by paying attention to a handful of key issues:
- Preserving more farmland
- Supporting reasonable restrictions on further commercial building on Route 202 and other heavily-traveled roads
- Fighting off the continuing threat of fracking
- Opposing unneeded gas pipelines,
- Making sure quarries keep their environmental responsibilities
- Maintaining our taxes at reasonable levels
- Controlling storm water (a particular concern as a Carversville resident)
And, most importantly, I want to listen to your concerns and be guided by what you hold most important.
It feels to me that serving on the Board of Supervisors is the right “next step.” As a complete political novice--and with limited time to prepare--I will need all the help I can get. This includes any support you or anyone you know can offer--political, administrative, and/or financial.