Josh Maxwell

Mayor

Downingtown, PA

Josh Maxwell was sworn in as Downingtown’s youngest Mayor in 2010 at the age of 26. Since being re-elected with 68% of the vote, Maxwell has focused on urban redevelopment, enhancing public education opportunities and personalizing the role of Mayor during his first two terms. In 2011, Maxwell re-started the Downingtown Main Street Association which has worked on over $250 million of economic development projects in Downingtown. In 2012, Maxwell joined the Board of the Education Foundation, which has successfully supported innovation projects in the Downingtown School District.

Downingtown has been recognized as a leader in urban redevelopment and as a community on the rise. Downingtown was named a “Top Ten Place to Live” by Philadelphia Magazine, while Maxwell was named “Best Young Politician in Philadelphia” by the same publication.

Pro-Growth Progressive Ideas Shared

Problem

Small industrial towns have seen manufacturing jobs leave and have lacked the ability to attract millennial workers to their communities who will pay into the tax system.

Solution

Our plan addresses the issues keeping millennials away from suburban communities, and provides the infrastructure necessary to provide jobs, without burdening taxpayers. Downingtown is turning a debilitated mill site into an Amtrak and regional rail station connected to NYC, Philadelphia, and DC which will be maintained in large part with private dollars that includes walking trail networks & public bridges. By revising zoning laws, we are able to have the train station built along with trails and bridges without tax incentives or investing any municipal money.