In a campaign forum last month, Wong said he “will always be honest, serve this board with integrity and listen to the people.”
“We are a premier township and we have businesses with more than $3 billion in valuation,” he said. “For the last 16 years we have been doing very well at that (business development).”
Welch could not be reached for comment late Tuesday night but said ahead of Tuesday’s election that the key to the township’s future is for its leaders to be mindful of West Chester’s core strategies.
“I’m a conservative with a proven track record,” said the small business owner in the township. “And West Chester is not only doing great but we are thriving under the current leadership.”
The township’s tax base, he said, is about 60 percent residential and 40 percent business tax revenue, relieving homeowners of some of the local government tax burden experienced by other, less commercially developed townships.
More than 43,800 West Chester Twp. residents are registered to vote, and 23.9% voted in the 28 days of early voting or on Election Day, according to unofficial results.