Township Commissioners


2019 Township Commissioner Candidates


Michael Maxwell, Ward 1

My Priorities:

  • Work to address traffic concerns to make our streets safer

  • Continue to improve out parks and playing fields for our youth sports

  • Preserve our Open Space in Springfield Township

My Background

I have lived in Springfield Township for over 17 years and am married to a native of Springfield Township. I reside in Erdenheim with my wife Laura, and our daughters, Elizabeth, Julia and Samantha. A life-long Montgomery County resident, I grew up throughout the Conshohocken, Plymouth and Whitemarsh areas of the county and am graduate of Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School.

Presently, I work for the Borough of Conshohocken. During my 20+ year career with the borough, I have held numerous positions including operating municipal trucks, caring for the towns' parks and playing fields, and maintenance of the stormwater system, among other things. Working for a municipality has taught me various skills that have taken me through life and have made me a positive asset for the residents of Ward 1.

I retired from volunteer fire service in 2014 after 20 years. I have held various officer positions, including Lieutenant and Captain; served on numerous committees and won countless awards. The lessons learned from volunteering have been priceless.

I have been and always will be a strong voice in advocating for stormwater management in Springfield Township. I also looks forward to working on the preservation of the Township's open space and the public safety of the Township's residents.

You can learn more about Mike by visiting his FaceBook page.

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Jim Lee, Ward 3

I believe it’s local issues that really impact people and communities the most. Advocating for and being part of an effective, transparent, and responsive local government is my top priority as Commissioner.

As the son of a police officer and school nurse, I believe in the value of service and am excited to use my skills and expertise in education, finance, and business to serve the community in Springfield Township

I welcome you to reach out to me and learn more about my campaign or to join our mailing list at:

My Priorities:

  • Open Communication - Learning what matters most to our neighbors and representing their voices in a responsive, inclusive, and transparent local government. 

  • Public Safety - Supporting our police officers, volunteer firefighters and all public works to protect and enhance the quality of life for all residents. 

  • Environment - Preserving our open spaces, maximizing our parks and community centers, and holding landowners accountable for keeping our township clean and green.

  • My Background:

BS Civil Engineering (University of Delaware), MS Education (Temple University)

Philadelphia School District Science and Math Teacher for 8 years

Small business owner

Experience in fields of construction, education, real estate and finance

A proud husband of Liz, an Orland native, and father to three children in Springfield public schools


Eddie Graham, Ward 7

Be a voice and advocate for ALL Springfield Township residents

Committed to protecting taxpayers and listening to their concerns

Protect Open Space to benefit al present and future residents

Continue to address Opioid problem and Juvenile Justice disparities


Baird Standish, Ward 5

Focused on planning for the future while preserving Springfield’s historic past

Involved in revitalization of Wyndmoor commercial district

Spearheaded effort to preserve older houses and historic structures