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Fragile… That is the word another member of the Warwick Township planning commission used to describe the balance that makes Warwick Township and Lititz the place where everybody wants to live and visit. I love living here! So much so that my wife and I even started iLoveLititz.com
I have had the opportunity to canvass and speak with hundreds of voters, and I have heard an overwhelming consensus: managing growth is the biggest challenge Warwick Township faces. If you look at the current slate of our board of supervisors, I believe all but one have served on the planning commission prior to being elected to township supervisor.
Out of all the candidates who are running for township supervisor, I am the only one with any planning experience, having been on the planning commission for several years. Not only do I serve the Township, but I also am highly involved in my local church Saint James, serving as the Deputy Grand Knight of the KOFC. I also give back to my community by serving as a volunteer coach and treasurer of the youth wrestling program here in Warwick Township. My strong background in transportation, insurance, and management also speaks to my capabilities. If you to ask anyone around me who I am, they would describe me as an energetic, young, family man.
Why do I share all of this with you? Because from an election standpoint, I consider this process to be like a long interview process in which the Township decides who is best suited for the position.
If Township Supervisor was a hired position and not an elected position, you would set up interviews based off of each candidate’s resumes looking for relevant experience and applicable skills. On paper alone, I have the most relevant direct experience serving Warwick Township, and I have spent countless hours getting to know my voters and making myself extremely available and transparent.
This election year is the first time in decades that Warwick Township residents will actually have a choice in who serves as Township Supervisor. I am asking the voters of Warwick Township to look at my resume, look at my dedication to the community, and Vote for Me(dini). Every day I work, live, worship, and volunteer right here in Warwick Township.
If you would like more information about myself and my campaign, you can visit my website www.MarcelloMedini.com
Thank you for endorsing this campaign!
January 18, 2018
A few points I will elaborate on on video later that were not brought up in the article:
1) Supervisor W. Logan Myers III said he responded to all the people who reached out to him interested in the position and informed them of this process. That is false, I emailed all the supervisors individually Myers included and was not even given the common courtesy of a reply email saying it was received. Only Andrew Spade after the meeting even acknowledged my email and apologized for not responding. Only Dan Zimmerman, after sending my letter of intent directly to him, said he would forward to the board. I received no other correspondence other than the agenda I had requested.
2) I was told that no private meetings or executive sessions, or interviews would be held prior to the meeting. It appears I am the only one who was not privy to an audience with Myers beforehand as he openly said he spoke with others who were interested. Who and what kind of conversations were had behind doors we will never know. I would find it prudent that the board interview the 4-5 people who were interested in public and then make the decision. Elizabeth Township, followed this process as did Lebanon under similar circumstances. Yet , I was not asked even 1 question by the board as to ascertain my qualifications.
3) Myers brought up the vetting process of the parties for candidates. While I cannot speak to the Republicans specific vetting process an open records search shows that McSparran did not circulate his own petition and that of the 15 signatures on his petition the only valid signatures are of members of the Republican committee. In contrast I held an open event and have non committee members on my petition.
4) The newspaper investigated the circumstances behind the sudden resignation and we have not been given a straight answer but several Republicans have approached me to confirm that it was indeed due to a conflict with McSparran's employer. How this would not have been uncovered during the vetting process is beyond me. Several members of the public have approached me and shared they felt that he was a placeholder all along and had the paper not brought this to public light the next supervisor would have been another friend of chairman Myers less qualified than myself. I hope that is not the case but the public is asking. Open records also show Mcsparran had never voted in a local election prior to 2017.
5) I debated sharing this as some might percieve this as being a sore loser but the manner in which this has been handled needs to be brought to light. Those in attendance clearly saw that their voice was not heard and a lot was cast in private before we entered the building.
July 30, 2017
Local elections rarely get any attention even though they largely have the biggest impact on your day to day lives. Anyone who has ran for office knows campaigns are not cheap. Yard signs, flyers, mailers, and palm cards all cost money but they are necessary tools to get one's name out there. If you are reading this you know who I am and what I stand for but there are voters out there who don't, which is why I need your support.
Any amount chipped in is greatly appreciated!
July 3, 2017