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The Times Herald Our Readers Say: Current Upper Merion Supervisors worthy of re-election

From timesherald.com 10/28/15 As an Upper Merion resident for more than 30 years and someone who has served as an elected committeeperson for both the Republican and Democratic Parties, I have known every single supervisor over the last quarter of a century. This year I am honored to be supporting the re-election of Greg Waks and Bill Jenaway. Greg and Bill’s achievements are unsurpassed. They have greatly improved our local economy and township taxes have not increased in six years – the longest stretch in recent Upper Merion history. In addition, they resolved decades long litigation against the township, thereby saving millions of taxpayer dollars. Our infrastructure has also improved with a new community and senior center on the way, a public pool, a trail from Heuser Park to Valley Forge and they have passed key ordinances to improve quality of life. Bill and Greg are succeeding in bringing senior housing to Upper Merion, reviving the business park and they created a scholarship program. Under their leadership, public safety and traffic mitigation issues have taken precedence like never before. Equally as important, the culture of the board of supervisors is vastly improved. The petty bickering between Supervisors has ended and both the township and supervisors frequently reach out to residents. Also the board’s relationship with the school district is vastly improved and residents who show up at board meetings are treated with respect and political affiliation is no longer a consideration for appointments to citizen boards. These accomplishments and many others have been widely recognized. Read More at...

The Times Herald “Our Readers Say”: Upper Merion candidate’s behavior questionable

From TimesHerald.com, October 22 2015 After attending the “Meet the Candidates” forum at the Upper Merion Senior Service Center on Monday October 5th, I was very concerned and disappointed by some of the things incumbent Judge Bill Maruszczak had to say, and the way he conducted himself as a candidate. During the debate, which is available to watch online, Maruszczak lost his temper and interrupted his opponent, Ian Kingsley, when Mr. Kingsley mentioned a recent state audit that found problems with Maruszczak’s court management. Maruszczak was the only candidate to interrupt anyone during the debate all day. Maruszczak interrupted Kingsley to say “that’s not accurate.” Maruszczak also went on to say all of his audits were “basically perfect.” I looked into this and discovered the 2014 state audit did find “significant deficiencies” and “material weaknesses” in Maruszczak’s management of the court, which is obviously a concern. However, even more troubling than the audit itself and Maruszczak’s lack of accountability, is what he said next…Maruszczak contended he would continue to serve as District Judge until he decides to retire. Then, during closing, Maruszczak said “maybe Mr. Kingsley can run in 20 years when I decide to retire.” Maruszczak has been in office so long that he doesn’t even think the voters have a choice anymore. This sense of entitlement is appalling. Fortunately, we do have a choice for District Judge on November 3rd, and that choice is clearly Ian T. Kingsley, Esq. – Diane Reilly , King of...

Debunking UM Fox News (AKA “UM Revealed”) October 21, 2015

Another page out of the tea party playbook is being carried out by the UM Fox News operation.  The so-called “UM Revealed” (AKA UM Fox News) is trying to say the Democrats cost taxpayers 6 million dollars in sewer revenue and permit fees when they settled leftover litigation from Republican boards. This is the same argument that was debunked in the last Supervisor election two years ago. Since they can’t seem to understand basic facts, we will lay them out. Again. In 2005, the Township and its all Republican board of Supervisors announced a settlement with the Village at Valley Forge developer. This came after decades of litigation that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars. Less money could have been spent to buy the parcel to protect the open space.  When at least one attorney advised the Supervisors to settle the case, the Republicans ignored that advice and pushed ahead. The township lost the case and had to reach an agreement with the developer.  After this agreement was reached, one Republican Supervisor said at a public meeting that the golf course litigation was resolved and bragged openly about the economic value of the settlement when they knew there was another potential plaintiff lurking.   The other plaintiff ultimately decided to sue the township and was planning to use this Supervisors reckless statements against Upper Merion.   It wasn’t until late 2011 that people really understood what we were dealing with.  Just weeks before a trial that had overwhelming evidence against the township, the board and the plaintiffs were able to work out an agreement. After all, taxpayers should not be responsible for...

Josh Shapiro is a no-nonsense reformer who is cleaning up county government, getting its fiscal house in order and creating greater efficiency and effectiveness in government. Dr. Val Arkoosh has been a leader in healthcare reform and is bringing her public service expertise to the courthouse. Together they are our Democratic team for County Commissioner!

Josh Shapiro & Val Arkoosh

Montgomery County Commissioner

Democrats Bill Jenaway and Greg Waks have proven that they are the right team to lead Upper Merion forward.

Bill Jenaway & Greg Waks

Upper Merion Supervisor

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