Increasing Work, Family Responsibilities Prompt Benchener's Resignation

Benchener, whose term expires at the end of 2015, was elected in 2009 at the age of 23. He resigned Wednesday, effective Feb. 1.

Matt Benchener, who resigned this week from the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors, says increasing work and family responsibilities prompted his decision to step down.

But, he said, he “didn’t come to this decision lightly.”

Benchener, whose term expires at the end of 2015, was elected in 2009 at the age of 23. 

“Much has changed for me since my election in 2009. My wife Amy and I were blessed with our first child,” he said in an email.

Plus, Benchener said his responsibilities at work “continue to grow” and he is also embarking on a MBA for Executives program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

“These responsibilities demand longer hours in the office, frequent trips across the country and abroad and constant discipline and focus,” he said.

Benchener said he discussed his decision with his family and fellow supervisors before announcing Wednesday.

“I have weighed the options and I know that stepping aside is what’s best for Newtown Township.”  

Residents who are interested in filling the seat on the Board of Supervisors will have the chance to submit resumes.



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