My name is John Mack and on November 5, 2019, I was re-elected to serve a 6-year term as a Newtown Supervisor. I would like to thank all the citizens who came out and voted that Tuesday. I will do my best to work as a Supervisor serving all Newtown Township residents.
Honesty · Integrity · Experience
As a Supervisor, I go the extra mile to alert my constituents to new and developing issues and utilize my position as an elected official to obtain input from local residents as to significant issues facing our community (e.g., via “Meet Mack Monday” Zoom meetings). I keep busy learning about and making decisions about issues of concern to residents, including traffic and pedestrian safety, the pollution of our streams and lakes, perfluoronated hydrocarbons (PFAS) in our drinking water, preservation of open space, fiscal responsibility, and overdevelopment (read “Newtown Area Residents Are Very Concerned About Overdevelopment”). On average, I spend more than 40 hours every month on official Supervisor activities including interacting with residents, preparing for meetings, and attending meetings (read "What's the Hourly 'Wage' of a Newtown Township Supervisor?").
BOS Approves Single-Use Plastics Ban Ordinance
The #NewtownPA Board of Supervisors (BOS) considered and enacted a single-use plastics ban ordinance [read “Proposed #NewtownPA Single-Use Plastic Ban Ordinance Available to Public”] at the 6 December 2023 public meeting. Unfortunately, due to unknown factors, this meeting was not simultaneously broadcast on cable TV nor streamed live via Youtube.
Several residents made comments prior to the 4-1 vote (Kyle Davis voting nay) to approve the ordinance, which will go into effect on April 9, 2023. Speakers include: Bradley Cooper, John D'Aprile, Elaine McCarron, and Elen Snyder. Listen: