Name: Matt Holliday (R)
Address: 117 W. Union Street, West Chester, PA 19382
Running For: West Chester Borough Council
Positions Held Previously:
- West Chester Parks and Recreation Commission Member/Vice President (4 years)
- West Chester Public Library Board of Trustees Member/Vice President (currently)
What do you think can be done to improve traffic and car travel in the area: One of the issues I am running on is fighting for more funding for road and infrastructure improvements in the Borough of West Chester. I have included this goal of increased funding on all of my campaign literature, and I think it is important for the citizens of West Chester.
Explain which issues motivated you to run: I am not a one issue candidate. West Chester is a fantastic community, but it faces a wide variety of challenges. I was motivated to run by my desire to serve the people of the borough that I love so much. I have spent most of the last 9 years of my life attending borough council meetings and serving on boards and commissions of both the Borough and many other area non-profits. My goal is to be a Public Servant and give back to the community that has made my life so much better.
Is there an area in which you think the current administration could have performed better, and how would you address that area: I think that too often it is easy for elected officials to get frustrated with the problems our community faces and due to this frustration they often lash out at each other and members of the public who come to meetings in an unproductive way. I pledge to keep a positive demeanor and always speak to residents, visitors, and other elected officials in a respectful and dignified manor.