Our Township Candidates
Local elections like this are critical, it is where the "rubber meets the road" in so many different ways. The Supervisors make sure your roads are paved and in good condition, that the parks are well cared-for, that the rubbish is collected, and that the streets are safe for all of us. The Supervisors do this through responsible budgeting and assuring that the Township is in robust financial health. It's a primary rule: strong finances support a strong community. I will make sure we remain a strong community with resourceful, not wasteful, budgets.
We will surely face some major issues in the next few years, some that are quite obvious (such as first responder funding, and land use development) and others that are more abstract (such as how record rainfall impacts our sewer system). Community leadership requires thoughtful, data-driven decisions that anticipate long term effects rather than just satisfying trendy fads. I will make sure we remain a community for all by making considered decisions, not reactionary and hasty, uninformed decisions.
I respect the dignity of us all. My wife, Marcie and I, treat our son, Christian, despite his differences resulting from Down syndrome, with just as much respect for his wishes as our daughters, Elise and Julia, who are a bit more able in life. We are all different in ways both great and small, yet we are neighbors and friends. And I strive to always keep that in mind, even when I need to make an unpopular decision because it is the right decision for our community.
T/E School Board (Region 3)
Nick Lee comes from a family of educators and public policy makers. A graduate of Vanderbilt University's Peabody School of Education, Nick now serves as a teacher in Wilmington, DE having previously worked in consulting. Nick's wife teaches Ethics at Villanova University; they are members of St. Katharine of Siena in Wayne, PA where Nick serves on the Parish Council.
T/E School Board (Region 3)
Kate Murphy is one of the three members of the T/E Board of School Directors from Region III, and the only Republican.
First elected in 2015, Kate has chaired the Education, Policy, and Legislative committees and has developed a track record of questioning the status quo, building consensus, and advancing policies that are good for our students and our community. Specifically, she's led efforts to re-evaluate and update our reading curriculum, supported initiatives on diversity and inclusion to better address equity, and encouraged our administration to think strategically about how decisions we are making today will affect decisions future boards will be making in 5 years, 10 years, and 20 years.
Kate lives in Berwyn and is a mother of three kids in T/E schools. Kate and her husband John are both graduates of Conestoga High School and Cornell University. Kate has worked in professional marketing and communications positions for major international law firms in Los Angeles and Boston. She’s on the board of FLITE, and she’s active with local groups like ARCH, BUILD, the Upper Main Line YMCA, and district PTOs.
Kate thinks our public schools can be both excellent and affordable.
This fall, Kate is running for reelection because she hopes to continue to work on your behalf for our students and taxpayers. Like you, she has high expectations for our administration, teachers, and kids. Learning is our business. The challenge is to always get better.
My name is Alessandra Nicolas and I am happy to announce my candidacy for Easttown Township Supervisor.
My knowledge, experience and background have all led meto run for the role of Township Supervisor. For over 7 years, I have been a part of the Easttown Citizen’s Advisory Committee (ECAC), I am a Board Member and Trustee of the Easttown Library and I have also been involved with many local nonprofits like the Women’s Resource Center in Wayne. Graduating with two degrees, one in Accounting and one in Finance, from Villanova University led me to advocate for maximizing the value and efficiency of the donated Hilltop House. Starting in 2020, Hilltop House will now be generating consistent revenue on it’s own and is no longer using community resources.
There is soo much more I would like to tell you, so please check out my website to learn more about me, about why I am running for Supervisor and how I plan on continuing the growth of our Township in the right direction:
Ben is the founder of BSG Advisors, a consulting firm with a practice focused on providing financial and operating management expertise to emerging growth and middle market companies, particularly in the technology, life sciences, cleantech, and advanced manufacturing industries. He serves these clients as an interim or part-time CFO and/or COO, or on a project or transaction, such as an acquisition, divestiture or licensing transaction, due diligence, strategic and operational planning and budgeting, business plan and investor presentation development, cash flow management, turnaround and crisis management, financing, or systems selection and implementation. He also performs due diligence for early stage investors and assists them in transactions. As part-time CFO of an Israeli diagnostics company he helped establish a US presence, sought out partnering opportunities and helped raise the first US venture capital.
Prior to founding BSG Advisors, Ben served as CFO of a $20 million manufacturer of packaging materials and a $25 million manufacturer of bar code scanning equipment. As CFO of the bar code scanning manufacturer, he served as a key member of a team that prepared the registration statement and prospectus for the company's initial public offering effort. His experience includes both high growth situations and successful turnarounds. Earlier in his career, he worked for several Fortune 100 companies in positions in Engineering, Operations, and Financial Management. He also taught in the Graduate Business School at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Ben received his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. He is active in a number of civic and charitable organizations and is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives Group, BioStrategy Partners, Regional Biotech Council, MidAtlantic Angel Group, and Financial Executive Networking Group. He has served as a judge of numerous business plan competitions including the Fox School Business Plan Competition, Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures and the Angel Venture Fair, and as a member of the Science Center’s QED Program selection team. He has served as elected Auditor for his Township.