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West Rockhill 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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    David H. Collingwood
    (Dem)

  • Donald Duvall
    (Rep)

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 Manager of a Merck team of engineers and scientists supporting operations in the United States and China/Southeast Asia..
Education B.S in Biological Sciences
Campaign Phone (215) 499-0771
The issues facing our community are the fight against the installation of the Adelpia Compressor Station, the preservation of our lands, the road conditions and funding of amenities important to our residents. I want a transparent coalition of supervisors and residents to explore channels available to stop the Adelphia construction. Vigilance regarding township development impacting resident property is crucial. We must keep abreast of West Rockhill’s roads and developing potholes. The revenue saved by eliminating the current supervisor’s $45,000 health benefit (which I will not accept) will better fund the Pennridge Senior (Community) Center (PSCC), Holiday House Pool, parks and woodlands. I will add township building security the police department has recommended and videotape and post supervisors’ meetings for residents’ review. I will also donate my $2500 salary to the PSCC. I am committed to transparency in government and to seeing WRT taxpayers get more for their money.
I believe West Rockhill Township residents deserve transparency in local government and an end to taxpayer funded health benefits for township supervisors. This has not been the case as evidenced by the Right to Know request that revealed my opponent has been taking taxpayer-funded health insurance valued at over $45,000 - even while he is on Medicare. I will not take any health benefits and will pass this cost savings along to residents as increased financial support for Park and Recreation projects, the Holiday House Pool, the Pennridge Senior (Community) Center and other amenities for residents WITHOUT raising taxes. Roads will also continue to be a priority and with anticipated cost savings we will be able to do more to repair them with no additional tax revenue. I request a copy of all bills paid by the township monthly and know we can find even more resources to accomplish more with our taxes.
I have participated in the West Rockhill Historical Society for 16 years as a charter member, past president and current treasurer. I have coordinated the multiple electronic recycling and shredder events annually to raise funds for the Pennridge Senior Center and other services needed by the community. In addition I pledge NOT to take the $45,000 health care benefit that my opponent took in 2019. I will take NO health benefit and donate my salary to the Pennridge Senior Center. For the past 14 years I have served on the West Rockhill Conservation Committee to help protect the township's unique farmlands, woodlands, wetlands, streams and wildlife. With my efforts the committee has helped the township successfully realize over 60% of its goal to preserve 30% of the community as open space. In 2016 I was recognized with a volunteer service plaque by the WRT Board of Supervisors for my contributions to our community. The plaque is currently on display in the township building
Experience Pres- $500M electrical business (Ret) Travelled intenationally-14 countries owned Mgt Consultng Co- 6yrs - ret past pres BCATO - Bucks Co Public officials- Board member 7 yrs Superv-W. Rockhill 18 yr
Education Penn State - BSEE Adv. Corp Mgt courses over 20yrs
Email address ddduvall@verizon.net
Campaign Phone (215) 257-5529
Management of projected growth over next 10 plus years- Limit taxes, strong Ordinance management, Continue development of the Village concept, resist placement of natural Gas Compressor in an inappropriate location, which would violate many, many ordinances/dev.laws and regulations. Growth in commercial, industrial and institutional zoning areas as a result of our expanding these zoning areas.
The community has need for experience and new ideas. I have both to offer as I have in the past. My track record review demonstrates those characteristics.
I have 18 years of successful experience as a supervisor in this community. -My 18 year track record documents these capabilities. 18 yrs with balanced Budget, nearly 2000 acres of land preserved through personally developed conservation strategy. -12 years with no tax increase except for 1 mil for 24/7 police coverage for two communities covering approx. 35 sq miles of coverage -Served 71/2 yrs in Air Force Res. -A 50 year career in managing in two $7-$8 billion world wide corporations, retiring as President of a $500M company. -Past two term Pres of Bucks County Association of Township Officials( and continue as Board member) -Active in managing Little League Baseball as well as serving as president for three years -Supporter of Boy Scouts of America serving as an assistant leader Two time President of Church Council prior to move to NYC. Married 59 yrs to my wife, w/three children all with college degrees, functioning very well in their selected industries throughout the USA.