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Middletown Township Supervisor (6 YR Term) {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

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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  • H. George Leonhauser
    (Rep)

  • Pat Mallon
    (Rep)

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    Anna Payne
    (Dem)

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    Dawn Quirple
    (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 Retired Middletown Twp Police Detective/25 yrs Former PA Legislative Assistant/10 yrs Incumbent Middletown Twp Supervisor/12 yrs Middletown Township resident for 60 years
Education Neshaminy HS Graduate Pennsylvania State University Graduate BA/ Sociology Phila Police Academy Grad
Email address glprotservmt@aol.com
Campaign Phone (215) 803-9191
(1) The Opiod/Heroin epidemic has impacted our community as well a the entire Bucks County area. As a former Middletown Twp. Police Detective, I have encouraged and supported our Police Dept in progressive enforcement against opiod dealers and abuses. I also have supported any treatment policies for our residents that have fallen victim to this addiction. This has affected all ages and many families. (2) I support the idea of Quality of Life for our many residents/especially our Senior Citizens. During my tenure as a Middletown Supervisor there have been many programs initiated for Seniors,some involving the Senior Community Center and on a personal basis. I also continue to encourage our Park & Rec for programs for our young people and adults as well. (3) Another important issue involves traffic congestion in our Township. We have implemented the adaptive signal system on Lincoln Hwy with Green Light Go funding. We have projects with PennDot at Lang-Yard/Woodbrn, Lang-Yard/Bridgetown
I have spent most of my life, living in Middletown Twp, raising family here, working as a Police Officer/Detective and now serving as an elected member of the Board of Supervisors. I have (6) children and (14) grandchildren, most of who live in Middletown Twp. During this time, I have seen many changes in Township Managers, Police Chiefs and other Directors. I have worked with many Boards, some Democrat and others Republican.Yet for the majority of that time, I have been able to work and compromise with each, with the goal to benefit Middletown Twp. Now Middletown Twp has strong leadership in the positions of Twp. Manager, Police Chief, Zoning, Park & Rec, and Fire Marshall. After the advent of the EIT, we have gone from a Township that was financially in trouble to one of stability and able to supply the best services for our residents. My children asked me why am I running for the third time. My answer is that I have more to give to the residents and employees of Middletown Township.
I have been a resident of Middletown Township for 60 years and during that time have seen many changes, some good and some bad. As a younger man, I served Middletown Township for 25 years as a Police Officer/Police Detective. During that time I did my best to protect and serve the residents of Middletown Twp. I then served my community as a PA Legislative Assistant for 10 years, assisting residents with any state-related issues or problems. I was elected as a Middletown Township Supervisor in 2007 and have served for 12 years. During that time, the Township faced many problems and controversies, some of which were Administrative, financial and service-connected. This spanned several Administrations and Boards, yet I have been able to work with each of them for the most part in a bipartisan manner, with the goal of improving the township. I will strive to continue to work on the behalf of our Township residents and I believe my qualifications, experience and knowledge are an asset.
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Experience Chair of Middletown Township Board of Auditors, over 10 years in the Financial Service Industry. Member of the PA Rare Disease Advisory Council, Member of Drexel Family and Patient Advisory Board.
Education Associates Degree Business Administration, Bucks County Community College.
Email address APAYNE226@GMAIL.COM
Campaign Phone (215) 410-0443
The biggest issue facing Middletown is managing a 40 million dollar budget without raising property taxes while continuing to fund mandates and provide exemplary services to our residents. Our contractual obligations will eventually exceed our anticipated revenue and we need to be monitoring our situation closely and continuously looking for alternative revenue sources. We need to be looking for grants from the state for our capital projects. We also need to consider how we manage our employee benefits which have increased by almost 8%. The fact is that our residents cannot absorb another tax increase. As a board member, it will be my fiduciary responsibility to ensure we are aptly planning for our future while maintaining high quality services.
I’m running because I want to help people and make a difference in the community. Living with Cystic Fibrosis has not always been easy, and throughout my life this community has lifted me up in times of darkness. It has shown me love and compassion when I felt hopeless. Without Middletown I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish my goals and dreams; such as raising over 65k for Cystic Fibrosis research. This is my home and it will always be my home, and I want to bring that same sense of community and compassion that have lifted me up so many times to the Board of Supervisors. I want to help establish a long term plan so that we are governing with the future in mind. I want to help revitalize the mall so that we can provide jobs to our youth. The same way it provided me my first job growing up. I want it to be less about politics and more about the residents, because at the end of the day life is short and we only have a small window of opportunity to make a difference.
I have served as one of your township auditors for the past two years, overseeing the townships finances, and assuring that they were transparent and free of errors. I have over ten years of experience in the financial services industry; my financial services experience will be an asset in assisting with balancing the 40 million dollar budget. As a member of the PA Rare Disease Advisory Council I have worked in a collaborative setting to achieve our goals, in a timely and efficient manner, while advocating for patients needs. I know how to effectively advocate for change. I care deeply about Middletown as it has been my home for over 20 years. I will use my voice and unique skill set to make sure we are looking out for all the residents in the township, and to help ensure we have a sound financial future moving forward.
Experience Legislative Assistant serving constituents of Middletown and Bristol Township 20 years-Elementary Teacher PTO Vice President Chairperson of Student Activities Scholastic Book Fair Chairperson
Education Neshaminy High School Graduate BA Elementary Education Arcadia University
Email address dawnquirple@gmail.com
Campaign Phone (267) 939-7444
One of the biggest issues facing Middletown Township is balancing the budget, while keeping a high quality of services for our residents, without raising taxes. With the rising cost of healthcare, infrastructure concerns, and continuing to provide top notch police services, we will need to seek creative ways to meet the financial challenges without putting the burden on the taxpayers. I will work with the board and business developers to bring new businesses to our township. We have many vacant buildings, especially in the Oxford Valley Mall area. With the right incentives and partnerships, we can bring in high paying entities to revitalize the area and generate more revenue.
I feel it is important to be involved and give back to your community. I grew up in Bucks County and graduated from Neshaminy High School. My husband and I moved back to Middletown Township 17 years ago and we chose to raise our children here because we love this community. Over the past 20 years I have served the community as an elementary teacher, PTO Vice President, baseball Team Mom, and I am currently a Legislative Assistant serving people in parts of Middletown and Bristol Township. As a Legislative Assistant, I get to help people every day, but I also see the concerns of our community. I am running for Supervisor because I want to make Middletown the best it can be by ensuring a quality education for our children, protect our open spaces, bring good jobs to the area, and help more families make Middletown their home. I also want to set a good example for my children and teach them to do what you can for your community.
I have 20 years of experience as an elementary school teacher, serving as a mentor teacher and participating in several committees for school improvement and curriculum development. As a PTO Vice President, I ran meetings, researched fundraising ideas, and worked with the principal and other board members to plan and execute school events and activities. I have also volunteered as a Book Fair Chairperson and Student Activities Chairperson for many years at my children’s school. These positions have given me the experience of researching, planning, and working with others to bring change and improvement. In my current position as a Legislative Assistant, I help constituents with all kinds of issues, which often requires researching solutions and thinking outside of the box. I look forward to using my skils and experiences to help the lives of Middletown residents when I am elected to the Board of Supervisors.