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 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 management, and over development. 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?").
Keeping the rural look of the Bypass has been a tradition in Newtown. It is a common belief among long-time Newtown area residents that the Newtown Bypass is supposed to remain an undeveloped “greenway.”
You've heard of NIMBY, which stands for "Not In My Back Yard." Now there’s NOMBY - "Not On My BYpass" – I’m talking about the Newtown Bypass, aka, Rte 332. NOMBY is a NEW Facebook group.
Members of this group discuss ways of preventing overdevelopment on the Newtown Bypass, such as depicted in the image on the left. Two of these proposed projects are not even allowed by our zoning regulations!