I am Judith Eckles and I’m running for West Norriton Township Commissioner.
I’ve been interested and involved in politics for more than 40 years. A firm believer that all politics are local I decided it was time to jump in with both feet. I quickly realized that I was not well-informed about West Norriton issues. I started attending Township meetings. . . I discovered fewer than a dozen other residents regularly attend.
Why is it that so few people attend? I believe it’s because, like me, very few residents know what’s happening in the Township and how they may be affected. While there is a Township website (http://www.westnorritontwp.org/) filled with information there is no active process for communicating with residents. As a professional communicator, I can use my expertise to assist with stronger communications. If you have an issue you would like to see addressed, email me at Judith.Eckles@gmail.com. I am excited by the prospect of representing you as a Township Commissioner. I hope you will come out and vote for me on November 7.
Judith has been a professional communicator throughout her career. She is currently the Senior Account Executive at The Marketing Department, Malvern. She was the founder and principal at Judith Eckles & Partners, LLC, a marketing communications and public relations agency, for the preceding 12 years. Judith has enjoyed a long and varied career, including two years as Press Secretary for the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. She has worked in corporate America, for nonprofits, and for newspapers.
A supporter of a woman’s right to choose, Judith volunteers as an escort for Planned Parenthood and has served on the board of directors for Adoptions from the Heart. She’s been a Girl Scout Leader and a volunteer for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Judith is the proud mother of two grown daughters and the grandmother of six. She’s been a resident of West Norriton Township for eight years.
Judith graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature.