Two seats, 3 candidates for CF supervisor

There are two supervisors’ seats up for election Nov. 3, and one of the races is contested.

Democrat Alan Horowitz will run against Noelle Barbone for the remaining two years of Keith Klaver’s term.

Klaver resigned from the board in January and Samantha Reiner was appointed interim. She is now running for a full six-year term as a replacement for long time Supervisor George Thorpe who is not running for re-election.

Horowitz, 47, is an environmental attorney, a vice president of Global Safety, Health and Environment for Astra Zeneca. He thinks his corporate background — which he said includes managing a $10 million budget and being on multiple leadership teams — would be beneficial to Chadds Ford Township.

Alan Horowitz

Alan Horowitz

“I think I offer a degree of pragmatic, visionary leadership that I’d like to see work in a township setting,” he said in an interview earlier this year.

Married with three sons, he has been involved in a variety of volunteer organizations. He cited his position as president of the Board of Jewish Family Services in Wilmington, as an environmental safety leader, and working on other boards as examples of his leadership experience.

He favors the Walkable Chadds Ford proposal and likens the possibility to Centreville, Del., with a main street that’s controlled and has shops and restaurants.

Horowitz recognizes that it will be difficult for a Democrat to win in Chadds Ford and admits he can be faulted for not attending many meetings prior to his candidacy. He was also previously appointed to the Open Space Committee, but was asked to step down because of poor attendance.

Noewlle Barbone

Noewlle Barbone

Barbone is 20-year Chadds Ford resident and is a working real estate professional for 45 years. She is the recording secretary of the Chadds Ford HARB and a member of the township Strategic Advisory Committee.

She says she’s a strong advocate for private property rights as part of her own philosophy and as part of her professional oath as a real estate agent.

She is also a real estate instructor.

“For the past two years I’ve been attending the supervisors and Planning Commission meetings and various community meetings where issues are discussed,” she said during a Republican Party luncheon in October. “I have listened, I have questioned, and I’ve made comments…I am ready to serve as township supervisor.”

Reiner, who has been the manager of Edgmont Township for almost 20 years, said, during the GOP luncheon that township residents need to make some serious decisions.

Samangtha reiner

Samangtha reiner

“We are at a crossroads here, as the pressure of development moves forward, and we feel the push from our nearby neighbors…but we can't lock the gates and stop development. What we can do is raise the bar…and require excellence in design,” she said.

Polls open 7 a.m. at Calvary Chapel on Nov. 3.

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About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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