Meet Jim Kerr, our candidate for Easttown Township Supervisor

“Problem solving at the township level should include all stakeholders, whose voices should be incorporated into policy. Openness and transparency are the backbones of good government.”

Jim Kerr is running for Easttown Township Supervisor to bring a more resident-focused approach to local government. Jim, a Chicago native, attended The University of North Dakota as a collegiate basketball player and graduated with a B.A. in Information Management. Later, he played in a Pro-Am basketball league in Illinois. Jim has been an active player in the UMLY open gyms, and is a well-known coach for The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr. In addition to basketball, Jim worked in customer service and sales in the printing industry for over two decades. As a result, he will make customer service a focus of his tenure should he be elected to the Easttown Township Board of Supervisors

Jim will serve the residents of Easttown with integrity. He will be instrumental in coordinating multiple group strategies by engaging all constituents and approaches to solve the township’s pressing issues of funding and emergency services. He is opposed to the Earned Income Tax (EIT) and will vote no to it as a means to increase township revenue because of the damage it will do to property values and business owners. Jim is committed to finding a better solution.

Transparency and increased public participation are two of Jim’s most important agenda items going forward. Jim applauded the efforts of private citizens to notify the community about the EIT meetings. He would like to be more engaged in creating a solution driven approach to our Township’s problems.

Jim and his wife, Elizabeth Cavanaugh-Kerr, have lived in Devon for almost 30 years and have raised three daughters in Easttown. He has been involved in local politics and supported local community non-for profits such as the Brandywine Conservancy, the Philadelphia Antiques Show to benefit the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and has been a volunteer community coach for Radnor Recreation basketball. Jim thinks that service to the community is a hallmark of being a good citizen.