This coming Tuesday November 5th we will hold Municipal Elections in Berks County. Many in the know are predicting a very low voter turnout. I hope we prove them wrong!
More people tend to go to the polls in presidential election years while the local elections tend to get overlooked. The irony is that the rules and regulations that govern our municipalities are created by these local officials and have a great impact on all Berks Countains.
We will elect township supervisors, borough council members, school board directors, Common Pleas Court Judges and Magisterial District Judges. It is so important for the strength and vitality of our community to have great leaders. You play an important role in selecting these people.
The more voices that are heard in any election normally lead to the right people being elected. We all have ideas on how things should be done. Our ability to express these ideas comes through who we vote for.
It is true that location dictates home and property value. The way to better location value is to have solid neighborhoods and great communities. Communities that are financially stable and safe draw new business and responsible growth. This starts with the people we vote for. We all have skin in the game.
Most agree that Reading and Berks County are in need of a revitalization. Grumbling and complaining do no good. Get unglued from the couch, TV and computer and vote on Election Day. Do your homework on the candidates and go to the polls on Tuesday and let your voice be heard. We can all help Berks grow in the right direction and become a more desired location. Remember, a rising tide raises all boats (in this case houses).
I have lived in Berks County and Reading, PA for 50 years. I know the people here care about their community. They never give up and never will. That is why I started my new real estate company, Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One, in Berks County. My wife owns and Manages Wyomissing Travel Cruise One and my kids go to school here. I will be voting on Tuesday, November 5th. It is important to me and my family. Berks County is important to me. I hope it is important to you!
I want to thank Madelyn Fudeman, who is running for judge, for allowing me to interview her for this article. I have been witness to her representation skills from both sides. She is both formidable and fair. She has a passion and commitment for what she does in much the same way I do for serving the needs of the home buyers and sellers of Berks County.