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Jim has been a resident of Lower Alsace Township for all but 4 years of his life. Jim attended school K- 12 in the Antietam School District graduating in 1981. Upon graduation, he joined the US Navy Reserves Seabees. He retired from the Reserves in 2003 at the rank of Construction Mechanic 1st Class.
Jim has been married for 26 years to Tammy Oswald, also a lifelong Township resident. Jim and Tammy are the proud parents of one daughter, Emily, who attends Antietam Jr. Sr. High School. Jim became a Township Supervisor for many reasons but mainly to try to help residents solve their problems and to make the Antietam Valley a better place to live.
In addition to elective office, Jim serves as a volunteer with Mt. Penn Fire Company since 1985 and as an EMT with Lower Alsace Ambulance Association since 1993. Jim is also a regular donor at the Miller Keystone Blood Bank having donated over 17 gallons!
In his spare time Jim enjoys motor racing with his family. Jim and his wife Tammy race cars while their daughter can be seen racing her go kart on Sundays in Topton. If it has wheels and an engine Jim enjoys working on it or driving it!
To date, the things he is most proud of during his term as Supervisor is the purchase of Antietam Lake, the initiation of the Township’s first recycling program and 4 years of service on the Central Berks Regional Police Commission.
John has been a resident of Lower Alsace his entire life, graduated from Antietam High School in 1997 and then attended Penn State University and graduated with a degree in Electrical engineering Technology. After college John took over his family business Stanley Theodossiou & Son Electric Refrigeration & Air conditioning. In addition to his elected position John serves as a volunteer with the Mt Penn Fire Company since 1996 and has been Second Deputy Fire Chief of the Department for 10 years.
John is also a Technician for the Berks County Hazardous Materials Response Team, a Fire Facilitator for the Berks County Fire Training Center, and Vice Chairman of the Central Berks Regional Police Dept.
John married Samantha Snyder in June of 2011 and has a dog named Cincinnati.
John enjoys traveling with his wife Samantha especially to Greece which is where his family is from, working on his house, spending time with his friends, and serving his community. He takes great pride in knowing that he is helping to make a positive affect on someone’s life.
Todd M. Weikel was born on April 19, 1968 in Reading, PA. He is the youngest of 7 brothers and sisters. He lived in Mt. Penn for 33 years and is currently a resident of Lower Alsace Township for the past 10 years. Todd attended Berks Vo-Tech for air conditioning/refrigeration and graduated from Mt. Penn High School in 1986. He began working at the age of 12 as a newspaper delivery boy and also worked as a gas station attendant, restaurant kitchen food prep/dishwasher and home construction worker. Since he thoroughly enjoyed art in school, he began the hobby of screen printing which led to the opening of Weikel Sportswear, Inc. in 1987 and continues to operate the business with next year being its 25th anniversary.
Todd married Jenny Reimert in 1995 and they have 2 children, Kaleen (14) and Jacob (11). They also have 3 dogs. Todd was a member of Mt. Penn’s 100th Anniversary Committee in 2003. After working on this committee, he helped to create Revive Antietam Inc. in which he was treasurer from 2004-2009 and assisted with Revive Antietam’s Carsonia Park Carnival from 2004-2010. Todd also served as the Lower Alsace Representative on Central Berks Police Commission from 2007-2009. In 2010, he became a Lower Alsace Township Supervisor. Todd enjoys spending his free time with family and friends, wood working, home improvement and attending music concerts.