Machion appointed to Newtown Council
Machion appointed to Newtown Council By Chris English Staff Writer Calkins Media, Inc. | 0 comments
has been appointed to fill the vacancy on borough council in Newtown.
, a Republican, replaces Democrat Gerard O'Malley, who recently resigned because of increased demands at his
was appointed unanimously by the council's five remaining council members at Tuesday night's work session meeting.
joins fellow Republicans Robert Walker, Lawrence Auerweck, John Burke and Robert King and Democrat Perry Warren on the council.
The newspaper was unsuccessful in attempts to reach Machion
According to his
resume submitted to the borough office, he
is married with three children and has lived in Newtown for 12 years.
Machion is senior vice president and senior legal counsel for Advertising Specialty Institute and affiliated companies in Trevose.
In this position he
has held the last 13 years, he
provides legal advice to a family of companies involved in software development and has a variety of other duties.
Before that, Machion was an attorney in both the private and public sector, including two years as a contract attorney for the Department of the Army at the Pentagon from 1987 to 1989.
He has a bachelor's degree in political science and a law degree, both from Temple University.
was selected over fellow Republican Michael Miller.
Two other borough residents submitted letters of interest for the vacancy but then withdrew, borough officials said.
will serve through 2013 but would have to run and win in that year's election to retain the seat beyond next year.