As a Township Commissioner Bob Gillies has Created Real Growth in Springfield

October 29, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Politics News
October 29, 2014 - Cheltenham, Jenkintown and Springfield Township PA - As a Township Commissioner Bob Gillies has created real growth in Springfield. When Giant Supermarkets moved into Springfield they built a completely brand new store to replace the old one. This substantially larger supermarket created construction jobs and permanent entry level and management jobs were added. Acme Markets then renovated their store in Springfield in a response to Giant. The competition added even more jobs to the Springfield work force. And what happened to the old Giant that they had moved out of? Movie Tavern chose Springfield for their next theater, utilizing the site of the old Giant store. This brand new Movie Tavern is currently under construction. It will bring additional shoppers to Springfield Township and that will help all stores in the area. Students at Arcadia now have a modern, local movie complex and they are looking forward to spending their free time and money at the Movie Tavern and in Springfield Township. These are just a few examples of how Bob Gillies has created positive impacted on our local economy.

More jobs means more revenue for the Township. Income taxes grew in Springfield as jobs increased. Business privilege taxes grew with business growth. We are in a position to cut Property taxes as businesses flourish in Springfield. This Township is now a major leader in Montgomery County growth

Let's contrast the positive impact created by Bob Gillies and the Republican Party with the Democratic Party agenda.

The Atria project was rejected by the Democrats, costing the school district of Springfield over $500,000.00 per year in added revenue. $100,000.00 in Township taxes were lost and it also cost the environment a loss of 10% of open space on that specific tract of land. Let's not forget the impact that negative Democratic vote had on people. 100 construction jobs were lost, 70 full time jobs were lost and a substantial amount of income tax was lost. Bob Gillies and the Republicans are working towards bringing back the Atria bill for a vote but the Democrats will not allow a new vote. Worst part, only one democrat is needed for new vote or to pass the ordinance change.

Bob Gillies wants to remind you that Election Day is on Tuesday, November 4th. Please vote and if you live in PA District 154 vote for Robert Gillies.

Bob is very focused on improving the business environment and promoting job creation. That includes jobs that will sustain families and jobs that will provide entry-level positions for those who have been kept out of the job market for far too long. Bob will also devote his efforts to developing a better funding formula for public schools to lower or eliminate the property-tax burden.

Bob believes in education and will work diligently to improve them. He supports schools property tax reform and reforming the tax structure. These reforms include built in controls to prevent excessive spending with voters and school boards having equal power in spending.

Bob also supports local control of curriculum and vouchers for public and private schools. Bob further believes that our schools do not reward low income minority students for excellence and that is wrong. Bob Gillies supports providing vouchers to traditionally underserved students who have achieved academically. He would also allow Parents to use vouchers to choose either public or private schools in or out of traditional districts.
Bob Gillies is a 53 year old, lifelong Montgomery County resident. he has been married for 27 years and has three children. The Gillies family has resided in the 154th Legislative District Community for 27 years.

Bob brings 30 plus years of experience in the construction industry. He started his career as a laborer in Local 332 in Philadelphia. He worked through the ranks and took evening classes in construction management to become a senior project manager. Bob has spent the last 20 plus years involved in the Springfield Township government. When he moved to Oreland 27 years ago Bob started in the local Town Watch then became a member of the Township Planning Commission.

During the past 15 years, Bob's constituents in Springfield's Ward 7 elected him to four consecutive terms as a Township Commissioner. Along with his elected service Bob is an active member of the Oreland Lions as well as being involved in many sports and mentoring programs for the youth of our community.

For more information on Bob Gillies campaign for PA State Representative from District 154 please visit, or his Facebook page at or email Bob at

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