Ward 2: James “Ike” Griffin (incumbent) – Council President James “Ike” Griffin has served on Council since 2006. He is a lifelong resident of Conshohocken and always encourages a “common sense” approach to addressing Borough issues. He led council in the adoption of the balanced 2017 budget with no tax increase. He has also supported investments in our parks and new equipment for the Fellowship House. A former Chair of Council’s Public Safety Committee, Ike has supported more recent investments in public safety, including a new ambulance and more training for our police. He and his wife, Joan, have one daughter, Tiffany.
Ward 4: Anita Barton (incumbent) – Councilwoman Anita Barton has represented Ward 4 since 2012. During her time on Council she has been an advocate for quality-of-life issues, fiscal responsibility and strong constituent service. Anita has worked with other members of Borough Council to partner with our legislators to successfully secure over $4 million of grant funds for our community. She has supported balanced budgets that invest in our priorities without raising taxes. She also serves on the Borough of Conshohocken Authority Board of Directors, where she has helped pass balanced budgets that invest in the Authority’s infrastructure without raising fees. Prior to joining Council, Anita was the Chairwoman of the Conshohocken Planning Commission. Anita also serves on the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs Conference Committee.
Ward 5: Jane Flanagan (incumbent) – Jane Flanagan has served on Borough Council since 2016. During her time on Council, the borough has added new playground equipment to our parks and opened a second dog park. Last year, Jane helped craft the borough’s balanced budget which made critical investments in public safety, our parks and our infrastructure while holding the line on taxes. Jane also partnered with the Conshohocken Sewer Authority to remediate odors during their recent plant renovations. On Council, she is leading the Mary Wood Park Commission to prepare for the 2020 Centennial. She is building a coalition of local, state and federal government leaders and private donors to fund the restoration of the Park House and renovate the Community Center. Jane also serves on the the Conshohocken Economic Redevelopment Committee, which provides loans to help local small businesses grow. She founded Flanagan’s Preschool on Hector Street, which she ran for 30 years. Jane has been married to her husband, Jim, for 43 years. They have three children and six grandchildren.
Ward 6: Kevin Dwyer – Kevin Dwyer is a government compliance consultant who also has experience in collecting delinquent taxes to help local governments balance their budgets. He is currently the lead volunteer for Conshohocken energy audit to save your tax dollars. He holds a master’s degree in Organizational Development from St. Joseph’s University, a Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Business and Contract Law from Villanova University and earned his bachelor’s degree in Government from Shippensburg University. Kevin was born and raised in Montgomery County and has lived in Conshohocken for the past seven years.
Mayor: I am running for Mayor because the safety of our community, whether on Fayette Street or in our neighborhoods, is my top priority. The Mayor’s primary focus should be public safety, overseeing our emergency services, so that everyone has access to protection in a crisis. I believe a safe community includes working with the police department and members of council to ensure residents’ concerns are heard and addressed. The Mayor should also be a leader and an advocate for our community. Strong leadership helps build a strong tax base, provides economic stability, and ensures equality for all of our neighbors. I’m running because, as Mayor, I can be an active and energetic presence in our borough and an advocate for our small businesses and residents.
As Chairman of the Conshohocken Plymouth Whitemarsh Rotary Club, I have brought people together to build an energetic community volunteer organization that has worked on dozens of service projects including Schuylkill River Trail cleanups, Gambone Park trail maintenance and tree planting, food drives for the Colonial Neighborhood Council, the Conshohocken Beer Festival, borough streets trash cleanup, and restoration of the Londonbury Dog Park. I am also a member of the Borough’s Environmental Advisory Council, and have worked with LoveConshy, our local Chamber of Commerce, to ensure our environment and local small businesses remain priorities in Conshohocken’s rapid development.
Please visit aronsonformayor.com to learn more about me or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to speaking to residents in the coming months about how we can move our community forward together.