Radnor Patch has reached out to local candidates to find out more about them. Here is information from Dave Falcone.
Name: Dave Falcone
Running For: School Board
Party Affiliation: Republican
Positions Held Previously: Board Member, Center for Autism; St. John Neumann Parish Council
Why are you running for office?: As a born and raised Radnor resident, I feel compelled to ensure that our prized public school system reestablishes itself as a benchmark in the Commonwealth. As a father of a young family who chose Radnor as the place that we wanted to establish our roots, I also feel compelled to represent the interests of each and every young family in our community whose voice, at present, remains unrepresented on the Board. Lastly, as a practicing real estate attorney, I believe that the Board, as it presently exists, lacks expertise in real property field. As we all know, as residents of Radnor Township, a significant portion of our tax dollars are designated to the School Board. It must be a critical focus of the Board to understand the impact our tax rate has on the preservation of our property values. So long as Radnor Township continues to deliver a prized education to its residents we will all continue to reap the benefits of strong property values.
What do you think are the biggest issues you would face in office?: I believe the biggest issues facing the incoming School Board will revolve around establishing and maintaining a fiscally responsible and transparent budget. If the Board is successful in establishing such a budget, while at the same time providing the residents of the Township a transparent view of the process, the end result will be a more informed and better-served electorate.
If elected, what would you aim to accomplish?: I would aim to be a reasonable and responsible voice for all residents of the Township with a concerted focus on young families who, like me, will be directly impacted by the School District’s performance for the foreseeable future. I would also aim to be a champion of fiscal responsibility and transparency to ensure that our tax dollars are working as hard as each resident of this Township.
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