Thomas Mahoney will be serving his community in a different way, as the former Concord constable was unanimously appointed a supervisor to open the August meeting. He was one of five individuals to apply for the seat and received the oath of office from Magisterial District Judge Wendy Roberts.
Mahoney will replace Kevin O’Donoghue, who served on the board since January 2004. He left in July for business reasons.
A 15-year township resident, Mahoney is co-owner of a construction and landscaping company. He is a graduate of West Chester University and the Delaware County Police Academy, and served as constable for seven years, including his recent re-election. He resigned from that post to assume his new role.
The newest supervisor was joined by his wife, Christina, and their sons, Thomas and Nicholas, for the swearing-in ceremony.
“As a constable, I did the people’s business with a gun,” he said. “I felt the desire to move up and do more to help.”
O’Donoghue was re-elected to a six-year term in 2015, but Mahoney will need to run in his own name in 2017 for the remainder of the term.
The board made several additional unanimous appointments, naming Jamer Doughty to the Planning Commission, term to expire March 17, 2017, and Raymond Sharp to the Building Board Code of Appeals, term to expire January 2017.