Q & A with John Thompson
By Steven Hoffman
Q: How long have you lived in Oxford Borough?
A: Eight years
Q: How long have you served on Oxford Borough Council?
A: Four years
Q: During your time on borough council, how have you helped make a difference for residents?
A: I worked with all of the members of council to not raise taxes last year. We got 5th Street repaved and kept it under budget. I have also built relationships with residents and listen to their concerns.
Q: Can you tell us about your professional background?
A: I am an HVAC contractor. My daily duties entail managing five people and a large HVAC service area in Chester County.
Q: What other qualifications, professional experiences, or service to the community should voters know about?
A: I am a Navy veteran, I served four years. I am a survivor of the USS Cole bombing that took place in 2000. I serve as the treasurer for the American Legion post 535 Roy W. Gibson and The Lancaster County Young Marines. I also serve on the Planning Commission and OMI board.
Q: What would be some of your priorities if you were re-elected to Oxford Borough Council?
A: My priorities would be keeping taxes low, working on our new goals developed in the Revitalization Plan, getting more of our streets repaved and working to build up our downtown.