Monday, May 18, 2009

Phoenixville Borough Council Candidates and local offices

Republican Candidates for Phoenixville Borough Council


East Ward Council: Dave Gautreau

Dave Gautreau is a long time Phoenixville resident. A former member of the Phoenixville Area School Board from 1990-95, including two years as vice president, and also a former member of the East Pikeland Township Board of Auditors, he has ample experience in public service.

Dave is also a community leader engaged in many civic associations. He has chaired the Dogwood Parade, been president of Rotary, and sat on the Finance Council of St. Anne’s Church. He is currently on the board of Phoenixville Area Community Services, in his 18th year of service with that group. Dave works as a sales manager for AC Miller Concrete Products, although many remember him from when he managed the Gateway Pharmacy.

Dave Gautreau

Middle Ward Council: Marc Reber

Marc Reber was born in the area and attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a degree in Computer Science. Marc has worked since in information technology with experience across several industries, including pharmaceuticals, banking, retail, and the utilities. Since moving to Phoenixville he has served as a Board Member and Treasurer of the Friends of the Library and currently serves as the Treasurer for First United Methodist Church of Phoenixville.

Through his church, Marc has also been active locally with the Good Works home repair ministry since that program began in the Phoenixville area in 2006. In addition, he has participated in home construction ministries on mission trips in other countries. This experience has made him particularly sensitive to the financial challenges faced by people living on fixed incomes or with economic disadvantages.

Marc Reber

West Ward Council: Joe Schwartz

Joe Schwartz is a lifelong Phoenixville resident and graduate of Phoenixville Area High School. He has seen the town change from a steel mill town to a near ghost town to the renaissance it enjoys today. Joe went to Delaware Valley College with a major in biology and is a founding father of the Rho Epsilon Kappa fraternity on campus.

His background is in sales and management, most recently as manager of a national nutritional supplements store. A newcomer to the area’s political scene, Joe’s interest in running for office is to bring the ‘average Joe’s’ viewpoint to Phoenixville decision-making. Joe and his family-wife, Laura, and stepdaughter Keighley-enjoy living in one of Phoenixville’s 100+-year-old homes. The entire family is active in volunteering, notably for Cat Angel Network rescue and Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Joe Schwartz

North Ward Council: Bob Tigro

Bob Tigro is a nineteen-year resident of the Borough. Bob and his wife, Linda, just celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary. Bob has been involved in his community as a past Vice President of the Phoenixville Jaycees, a leader with Cub Scout Pack 119 and currently with Scout Troop 58 where his son, Ryan, is an Eagle Scout. Bob was also a Borough Council Member from the North Ward for four years, during which he served as Council President and Chairman of the Police and Personnel Committee.

Bob Tigro

Tax Collector: Jennifer Killeen

Jennifer Killeen has been Phoenixville’s Tax Collector since 1998. She has balanced her multi-million dollar accounts to the penny and is well known for excellent customer service.Jennifer is also very active as a volunteer for activities of Phoenixville schools , where her children attend, being a tireless fundraiser for both the band and athletic groups.

Jennifer Killeen
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West Ward Constable: David Dunacusky

David Dunacusky has been a resident of Chester County since 1989 and a successful constable since 2004. He is married to Jennifer and has two sons, Adam and Andrew.David has been fully certified with Act 44, in Civil and Criminal Law. He is also certified in non lethal – OC spray and baton and in Advanced Firearms. Only a handful of the 1300 State Constables have similar qualifications. Furthermore, he has three years training in World Tang Soo Do Martial Arts.

David serves his community as a volunteer as well, being active with his church and Cub Scouts in Phoenixville.

Mayor: Lou Amici

Mayoral Candidate Lou Amici and his wife Maryann have been residents of the Borough since 1971. Lou began his public service as a member of the Phoenixville Civil Service Commission, which has key responsibilities for the hiring and promotion of our police officers. He served as Chairman for two of his four years on the Commission. He became a member of Borough Council in 1992.

During his twelve years on Council, Lou served two stints as Council President. Under his leadership from 1998 to 2000, the borough had a $1,000,000 budget surplus. Lou’s public service is bolstered by his degree in Political Science from St. Joseph’s University and his experience as the Dean of Students at St. Pius X High School for eleven years.

Lou’s long residence in the Borough has made him a familiar sight to many, whether as a Leader of Song in both St. Ann and Holy Trinity churches or as a participant in the Dogwood Parade and Summer Concert series with the Greater Kensington String Band. He and his wife are also charter members of the Association for the Colonial Theatre.

Lou is truly dedicated to the well-being of our community. He is eager to talk to residents about their concerns and insights.

Lou Amici


Democrat Candidates for Phoenixville Borough Council

CANDIDATES For the May 19th Primary Election

Endorsed Candidates are Represented in Bold and with *


Leo Scoda*

Borough Council

North Ward
Richard M. Kirkner*

Middle Ward
Henry A. Wagner*

East Ward
Tish Jones
Erin McDevitt*

West Ward
Dana Dugan*

Tax Collector
Nina Haslip*

Phoenixville Area School Board
(Below are the list of candidates that will appear on the Democratic ballot)
Josh Gould*
Jan Potts
Wendy Kelly*
Theresa Thornton Johnson*
Donna Jackson*
Betsy Ruch
Daniel Cushing


Anonymous said...

How do each of these people feel
about HUD housing and business offices planned for corner of Starr and Bridge?

Anonymous said...

Also, When is the next borough council meeting regarding the
HUD Housing at Starr and Bridge?

Concerning to me is that Evans will be retiring soon and the many promises made to my fellow church people may not be honored when county or state takes this over...!!

Anonymous said...

Josh Gould and Henry Wagner have shown they are very much in favor of handing over land to development projects even if the developer has no legitimate claim.

Anonymous said...

Seems any council entertaining anything such as ordinances or zoning changes on this will could result in more judgements as
legal research proves they can not when ownership in dispute!

mixkore said...

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