Julia W. Woldorf
Democratic Candidate for Borough Council, Ward 2
A 44 year resident of Newtown Borough, Julia Woldorf is seeking a third term on Borough Council to continue her work to make our town the best it’s ever been.
As a current Council member and vice president since 2020, Woldorf has taken the lead on several recent major Borough projects. Volunteering to write grants since 2014, she has obtained over half a million dollars in grants and donations to fund these projects. She is particularly proud of her work overseeing the planning, design, and construction of the Restoration of the Newtown Common on the site along Newtown Creek laid out by William Penn in 1684. This small urban park received the 2019 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. Woldorf is now directing development of the new Patriots Park located on Court Street behind the historic Bird-in-Hand.
Over the past two and a half years, she has managed the complete update and publication of the Newtown Borough Code. This extensive effort included coordinating all Borough codes and ordinances into a standardized format, eliminating conflicts between regulations, and assuring compliance with PA law and current Borough practices. The full Borough Code is scheduled to appear on the Borough’s website in September 2021.
Her knowledge and experience in zoning, subdivision and land development, and storm water management has greatly benefited the Borough. She is Council liaison to the Zoning Department, Environment Advisory Council, and Human Relations Commission, and her advice is often sought by fellow Borough officials, staff, and consultants.
Woldorf is a licensed physical therapist, specializing in pediatrics and developmental disabilities. She received her BA in Biology from Swarthmore College and her physical therapy degree and Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. Julia is a charter member and past president of the non-profit Newtown Creek Coalition. For the past 9 years, she has been an IRS trained VITA volunteer tax preparer with the Bucks County Opportunity Council, assisting low-income people with preparation of their federal, state, and local tax returns.
If re-elected, Julia will continue improving the Borough by retaining its highly-valued, walkable, small historic town atmosphere, while maintaining its good fiscal health. She intends to focus on goals that support a thriving business district, maintain the integrity of historic resources, encourage the availability of a variety of housing types, provide services for residents of all ages, preserve parks and open space, and ensure public safety.
Julia Woldorf is pleased to be running alongside Ward 1 Council candidates Amy Lustig and Emily Heinz, and Mayoral candidate Rebecca Bancroft, knowing that each enthusiastically shares the same vision for Newtown.