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David Oxley Appointed Newtown Township Supervisor

David Oxley Appointed Newtown Township Supervisor | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

A seven-year township resident with extensive financial experience is the newest supervisor in Newtown Township.

 

Board members voted 3-1 at a special meeting Wednesday night to appoint Democrat David Oxley to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Linda Bobrin. Oxley, 36, will serve through 2021 by virtue of the appointment but would have to run and win in that year’s election to retain the seat.

 

“I’m really excited to be in this position,” he said. “I want to put my own stamp on the township and working together, I know we can make things better.”

 

Oxley added he will “work hard to keep the township safe, especially for our youth. Maybe we can add some bike paths. I want to help keep Newtown Township family-oriented and promote growth, though we don’t want to grow too fast.”

 

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johnmacknewtown's insight:

Mr. Oxley brings to the Board extensive expertise in financial management combined with business development experience and volunteerism, which are perfect qualifications for the work that the Board must do in the coming months. In particular, I hope that he will lead our effort to work with consultants, residents and the business community to solve the township’s deficit spending death spiral.

 

Growing up in Hartford, Conn., Oxley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in politics and government from the University of Hartford.

It was there, Oxley said, that he met his future wife, Danielle, a college basketball player from Upper Makefield Township who attended Council Rock, graduating in 2003.

 

According to Oxley, he started working in the banking industry as a teller, eventually becoming a branch manager and later working for Morgan Stanley and Citigroup.

 

In 2008, he moved to Philadelphia with Danielle, later marrying and then relocating to Newtown Township, which he says he loves.

The couple has four children: Micah, 14; Abigail, 7; Jonah, 4; and, Anna, 2.

 

“[As supervisor] I want to make sure our community is safe and keeps that family-oriented feeling,” Oxley told BucksLocalNews.com.

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