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Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors Ward 3

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    Patty Stephens
    (Dem)

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    Jeremie Thompson
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

If elected, what will be your three top priorities, and how will you address them?

Date of Birth 53 years old
Education BA - Penn State, MSSA - Case Western Reserve
Qualifications 24 years as a Navy Wife active in Military organizations and community service at each duty station. I was a proud stay at home mom/ foundation for our children through our 7 Duty stations and countless moves (domestic and overseas).
My top 3 priorities would be protecting the environment, the growth and protection of public transportation and community engagement. I believe addressing each of these can be done through personal education, practice and active listening. I enjoy living in a university town that offers many classes and lectures on environmental issues. I enjoy the information and the discussions. As a non driver, I practice the use of public transit daily. Advocating for increased use of public transit is very important to me. Having always been the "new person", I have made a habit of getting involved as a way of knowing my community and neighbors. I enjoy giving back to each community that I live in.
Campaign Website http://www.jeremiethompson.com
Date of Birth March 4, 1989
Education Penn State University, 2012: BS in Labor and Employment Relations with concentrations in Human Resources & Organizational Leadership; and a Minor in Business and The Liberal Arts.
Qualifications Ferguson Township Planning Commission & Centre Regional Planning Commission Representative. Career experience in Customer Service and Retail Management.
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JeremieFTWP/
Twitter https://twitter.com/JeremieFTWP
1. Housing: Promote housing options that are more inclusive to families, young professionals, seniors, and people with disabilities. We need to collaborate with residents, housing professionals, the Centre Region Council of Governments (COG), and other stakeholder groups collectively to create solutions that address the housing concerns and needs of the Township.

2. Transportation: Transportation improvements that will mitigate traffic issues while ensuring safety throughout our neighborhoods. We have numerous options from education, engineering, and enforcement that we can implement to address cut-through traffic, speeding, dangerous intersections/roads, school bus safety concerns, etc. Furthermore, we should look ahead at the future of multi-modal transportation and ways we can better serve our residents no matter how they travel around the Township.

3. Planning: Analyze the impacts of current development and explore/plan for future development opportunities. We should address long-term planning in a smart and proactive manner. In addition, further development should take into account the capabilities of fire protection & public safety, transportation, and other essential services and resources.