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Buckingham Township Supervisor (6 YR Term)

The Township Board is the governing body for the township. The Township Supervisor oversees the provision of township services, enacts ordinances and sets the borough budget and taxes.

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    Paul Calderaio
    (Rep)

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    Shannon Sticker
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What do you consider to be the most important issues facing your community, and how do you propose to address them?

Why are you running for this office?

What qualifications and experience do you have that will assist you in the performance of the duties of this office?

Experience 2001 elected Buckingham Auditor / 2007 re-elected Auditor / 2013 elected Buckingham Supervisor / 2017 & 2018 B.o.S Vice-Chairman / Legislative Board - Bucks County Association of Township Officials
Education B.A.E / A.A. Business
Email address paulcalderaio@yahoo.com
The most important issue for Buckingham is public safety, and per capita, we are the safest township in PA. Our police get the tools needed to keep our community safe and our crime stats compete with communities 1/6 of our size. We keep services strong while keeping public spending in check. We only increased our annual budget spending twice in 12 years and have a AAA bond rating. That fiscal responsibility translates to millions of your tax dollars saved every year. Your leaders value every dollar of your taxes, because it’s your money.
Everybody loves Buckingham. I’m running for re-election to continue to keep Buckingham safe, and a great place to live, work, and play. Buckingham leads Bucks County and Pennsylvania in fiscal responsibility, public safety, and quality of life and we are routinely chosen as one of the best places to live in our county and state. We’ve worked hard to preserve over 6000 acres of open space and I plan to preserve even more. I’ve demonstrated hard work and strong leadership over my term as Supervisor, and with your support, we will remain Buckingham Strong.
I was first elected Buckingham Township Auditor in 2001 and re-elected in 2007. After a successful 2 terms as Township Auditor, I was elected Supervisor in 2013. For over 20 years I’ve attended township meetings and been involved with community activities. As a community activist for 20 years, I helped stop an airport expansion that would have undermined our home values, an unsafe & expensive roundabout, and helped pass the 2008 Open Space Bond Referendum among many other things. My four kids were born here and are being raised here and I’m committed to protecting Buckingham for future generations. With your support we will continue to do just that.
Experience Public and Small Business Accounting Risk Management and Analysis Buckingham Elementary PTO Secretary Buckingham Democrats Secretary
Education University of Pittsburgh, BS in Business Administration focus in Accounting
Campaign Phone (267) 544-7743
Twitter @shannon4super
I believe local government should be inclusive, transparent and a place where community involvement and engagement is encouraged. Communications from the township are not effective and navigating the township website is an exercise in futility. Buckingham is one of the few municipalities without televised Supervisors meetings or a newsletter. This limits the opportunities for residents to participate in the decision making processes that affect their lives and community. Exciting things are happening in Buckingham, like expanding Holicong Park, but obtaining information about status and opportunities to get involved are very difficult to identify. I believe communities are stronger all voices are at the table and I will invest in effective communication to better engage our community.
I believe local government has a vital impact on the day to day lives of our friends and neighbors. The Board of Supervisors, most importantly, is the first place residents reach in times of need or to raise concerns. We need leaders who listen to the needs of our community and put residents first. I believe that my professional background, along with my passion for community engagement, will be an asset to the Board of Supervisors. As a Supervisor I will pursue creative solutions to help solve the challenges in our community and bring transparency to the decision making process.
I started my career with the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, executing financial statement audits and leading clients in the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Later in my career, I joined Prudential Financial reaching level of Director of Risk Management, focusing on issue resolution and process enhancement during the 2008 financial crisis. I gained invaluable skills and experience in crisis management, managing interdisciplinary teams to determine the best approach to managing risk to the organization and consumers during the Great Recession. For the past 3.5 years I’ve been employed by a Doylestown small business as the sole accountant supporting all business activities. I believe the arc of my professional experience prepares me for the variety of challenges that the Board of Supervisors face. Finally, I’ve spent the last 16 months attending the Board of Supervisors meetings to ensure I am familiar with the roles and responsibilities of the members.