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Falls Twp Democrats
Elected Officials

Falls Township
Board of Supervisors

Robert Harvie - Chairman
bharvie@fallstwp.com

Bob Harvie is a resident of Fallsington and a parishioner of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Fallsington. After graduating with Honors from Bristol High School in 1989, Bob attended George Washington University in Washington D.C. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from GWU in 1993 with a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Master's Degree in Education from Holy Family College in Philadelphia. 
 

He is currently the chairman of the Social Studies Department at Bucks County Technical High School in Fairless Hills.  As a department chair, he is responsible for creating and managing budgets for his department, interviewing and training fellow educators and coordinating activities within the department. Bob is a lifelong Democrat who has been involved with campaigns for Democratic Candidates since the mid 1980's when he was in junior high school. He has been active in the Falls Democratic Club, as well as serving as a Democratic Committee person since 2000.


Jeff Dence - Secretary/Treasurer
jdence@fallstwp.com

Jeff Dence and his family have lived in Falls for the past ten years and has a son in the Pennsbury School System. He is a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and is a lifelong Democrat. Jeff has volunteered his time in the past to help elect Patrick Murphy to Congress as well as volunteering to help elect other Democratic candidates for local and state office.
 

In his spare time, Jeff volunteers by serving as the president of The Penn Faire swim Club in Falls as well as serving on his church’s finance committee.
 


 
Jonathan Snipes - Vice Chairman
jsnipes@fallstwp.com

Jonathan Snipes grew up with his two brothers, three sisters and cousins on Snipes Farm. His parents, Barbara and Samuel, and his Aunt and Uncle raised their children in an environment where hard work and a love of nature taught them valuable lessons. Their parents' example of service to the community was an important one, as they learned to respect all people and reach out to those in need. 
 

His father volunteered with many community organizations and took on clients who couldn't afford to pay. His mother's dinner table always had room for one more, and she fed and gave a bed to people who had nowhere else to go. These values were reinforced on Sundays when they went to church at the Quaker Meetinghouse in Fallsington, where his father's family had worshipped for 10 generations. Jonathan went to Pennsbury schools though Middle School, and then attended Quaker schools for High School and college. He spent a year as an intern at the United Nations, studied mediation and then gave two years of service in Costa Rica teaching mediation and working with refugees from the wars in Central America. He saw first hand the tragic results of poverty, injustice and violence. He returned to the US, received a Masters Degree in education from Temple University and then spent 10 years as a planning and development consultant to non-profit organizations. Now he, along with his sister Susan, is running their family business here in Falls Township. Jonathan along with his father, Sam who turns 88 this summer, and his wife, Melanie, hope to keep Snipes Farm a place where people can experience a real, working farm and enjoy the beauty of open space. In his past six years as a Supervisor in Falls, he has tried to put into practice the valuable lessons he learned from his family, church, school and in his work and volunteering. Jonathan has always believed in the power of democracy, giving everyone a voice and a role in shaping their community. With our democratic rights there also comes a responsibility to respect differing opinions. If we treat one another with dignity and as equals we can pull together as a community to achieve the goals we desire for ourselves and for our children.


Brian Galloway- Supervisor

 

Jeff Rocco - Supervisor

 
 


Pennsbury School District
School Board Directors
 
John Palmer - School Board Director
jpalmer@pennsbury.k12.pa.us

 

 


Jacqueline Redner - School Board Director
jredner@pennsbury.k12.pa.us

 

Gary Sanderson -  School Board Director
gsanderson@pennsbury.k12.pa.us

Gary Sanderson is a resident of Falls Township and a parishioner of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Fallsington. Since 1985, he has been employed by the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as an Environmental Specialist.  


During his employment with the DEP, he has been involved in environmental enforcement, drafting of environmental regulations and management of environmental programs. Gary also serves as Chairman of LYFT, a youth risk prevention coalition serving the Pennsbury community. He graduated from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse New York with a Bachelor of Science Degree completing a dual major in Forest Biology and Resource Management. He also serves as a faculty instructor at Rutgers University, Cooks Campus at the School of Continuing Education. Gary has a strong conviction towards education and volunteerism in his community.

 
 

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