Hoffman narrowly defeats Moxon for third Kennett Township supervisor seat
● By Richard Gaw
By Richard L. Gaw, Staff Writer
Whitney Hoffman, who campaigned for the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors on a platform dedicated to development and providing the township with increased Internet capability, will become the third Democrat on the board beginning in January, after her narrow defeat of Republican Ted Moxon in an election held on Nov. 3.
Hoffman beat Moxon by only 146 votes, according to unoffiical results posted on the Chester County website. She deated Moxon by a vote of 316 to 155 in the township's 328th precinct, as well as in the 320th precinct, by a vote of 235 to 217. Moxon, however, fared very well in the township's other two precincts, defeating Hoffman 275 to 261 in the 329th precinct and 261 to 242 in the 325th precinct.
Hoffman, who will replace out-going supervisor Robert Hammaker, will join board chairman Scudder Stevens and Dr. Richard Leff, thus creating an all-Democrat board.
Leaning on her knowledge of as a digital media strategist and consultant, Hoffman believes that the township must expand its communication channels with township residents. She intends to help the township acquire the high-speed community Internet services soon to be made accessible by Comcast and Verizon, which will upgrade the technological infrastructure for the township and allow more residents to work from home, thus reducing traffic and pollution.
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