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Honesty, Integrity, Experience

Dennis Fisher Is Running For Newtown Township Supervisor

[Excerpt from article published in Newtown Patch. Read the full article here]

Fisher was sworn in as a Newtown Supervisor on August 8, 2018 to fill a  vacancy. He is now running for re-election to a full 6-year term as supervisor.

Patch: What attracted you to become a Newtown Township Supervisor and how did you get started?

Fisher: I have been involved in township activities for over 13 years. I was a Planning Commission (PC) member from 2006 until 2018. Likewise, I was the PC liaison to the Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) during that same period. In 2017 I was elected Township Auditor. In August 2018, I was appointed Supervisor when Jen Dix moved out of the area. As supervisor, I have liaison responsibilities on various committees, including Financial Planning, the Environmental Advisory Council and the Newtown Fire Association.

In response to national issues I got involved in politics in 2004, registering voters. In 2005 I worked on the local campaign that elected Phil Calabro and Jerry Schenkman as supervisors. In 2006 I was appointed to the Planning Commission and became liaison to the Environmental Advisory Council. Because my family has supported environmental issues for many years, I enthusiastically learned how environmental performance standards could help control development and protect Newtown's parks, woodlands, meadows and streams.

Patch: If you had to sum up your mission as Township Supervisor to a stranger in five words, what would those words be?

Fisher: As a candidate to continue as a Newtown Township Supervisor I would sum up my mission as "Balancing Progress for Public Good."

Patch: What's the biggest challenge or most difficult moment you've faced in your position as Newtown Township Supervisor?

Fisher: Apart from the hours of reading reports, researching my questions and interacting with township staff and community members, the most difficult part is learning how things work interpersonally with board staff, professionals and the community.

There is a learning curve for becoming supervisor. You must learn land use regulations, finance issues, protocols for setting agendas, meeting etiquette and much more. As the newest on the Board I am discovering that my biggest challenge is knowing the appropriate times to offer suggestions and answers. Though I have a reserved personality it will be my continued challenge to rely on my life/work experience and my 13 years of volunteer township service to offer solutions when needed.

[Read the full article here.]