Running for Borough Council - Ward 1
Wendy Margolis Is Running for Re-election to Doylestown Borough Council
Margolis was appointed to the Council in 2013 to fill a vacated seat, then won re-election in a November 2013 special election to complete the remaining two years of the term. She won a full four-year term in November 2015.
Margolis chairs the Environmental and Recreation Committee of the Council and has been a leader in the effort to design the new park slated for the PennDot lot on Broad Street. She has successfully advocated for increased recycling in the Borough, particularly at the many events held in Doylestown each year. She has also initiated an effort to reduce the use single-use plastics and Styrofoam in the Borough.
“I am really excited about so many things that are happening in Doylestown—the new park, the new Borough Hall and police center, new events such as the Bucks County Book Festival, the community outreach led by our new police chief Karl Knott—it is a real privilege to serve the residents of such a great place to live and do business,” said Margolis. “There’s always more that we can do to ensure public safety, maintain our infrastructure, help the environment, and find resources for those in our community who need them. I hope to have the opportunity to continue to work for the benefit of everyone in the community.”
Margolis has lived in the Maplewood neighborhood of the Borough for 26 years. Her election marked the first time that Ward 1 neighborhood had been represented on Council in more than 30 years. She participates with the volunteer Maplewood gardening group that maintains the perennial garden at the entrance to the neighborhood, has advocated for reducing the use of chemicals used to maintain the fields at Veteran’s Memorial park in the neighborhood, and is working with the Borough’s Environmental Advisory Committee to explore the creation of a meadow habitat near the park. She also worked to improve the timing and safety features of the intersection at North Chubb and Swamp Road and advocated for additional traffic calming measures in Maplewood and elsewhere in Ward 1.
Margolis also serves on the Borough’s Water, Public Safety, and Personnel Committees.
Margolis invites those interested in her campaign to visit Wendy Margolis for Borough Council on Facebook.