Six candidates are vying for three seats on the Republican-controlled Horsham Township Council.
Residents can "meet" them all through profiles posted here on Patch. (Click here to see the profile on Democrats Scott Freda, Veronica Hill-Milbourne and Ron Kolla, or here to see the profile on Republican Tom Johnson.
DEBORAH TUSTIN, 61, who was educated at the University of Pennsylvania - Wharton, has lived in Horsham Township for 15 years. A Greater Horsham Chamber of Commerce members, Tustin has served on the Horsham Township Council for four years and previously served on the Horsham Water and Sewer Authority, Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation, Montgomery County Economic Development Task Force and as a Girl Scout service unit manager.
What best qualifies you for a term on the Horsham Township Council?
Experience! Since I have been on Horsham Council we have improved roads, programs and parks and won awards for being a “Best place to live.” We have the best trail system and Library around. I have been firm in not raising taxes, and I will continue to ensure responsible government.
What do you see as the big issues facing the township?
The big issues facing Horsham Township are traffic, continued responsible government, and reuse of the Willow Grove Air Base.
If elected, how would you work to handle those issues?
Traffic studies and improvements are included in every project we do. We are currently working with surrounding communities to improve Route 611 from the turnpike to County Line Road. I will work with other council members to ensure continued responsible government for Horsham residents.
What do you see as the best approach for reusing Willow Grove air base?
I support the plan which was submitted to the Navy for approval. It was developed through a series of
public meetings along with input from our consultants and includes a town center,
recreation areas, a site for new schools and a retirement community. The plan will create 7,000 new
What can be done locally to ease traffic
Traffic improvements need to be part of every project that is done. We require every development that affects traffic to either do a road improvement project or contribute to our traffic improvement fund. We also participate with surrounding communities to maximize the improvements.
Anything else you’d like to add?
I have enjoyed serving Horsham Township. I would like to continue to serve. If you like the approach we have taken, and you like the things we have been able to accomplish in Horsham Township, please vote for me on Nov. 5.