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Wakefield Township supervisor prepares to pass torch

 

August 4, 2020

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

JOHN COX, right, stands with Mandy Lake on open land next to the Wakefield Township Hall last week. In November, Cox will end his 14-year reign as township supervisor, and Lake - who has been the township clerk since 2012 - will assume his role.

By P.J. GLISSON

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WAKEFIELD - John Cox and Mandy Lake were both born in Wakefield, and they each left the region to pursue higher education and the jobs that went with it.

Both of them, however, returned and it appears they are here to stay.

Cox is the supervisor of Wakefield Township and Lake is the township clerk who will assume the top job directly after the November election. She is the only person running for the role.

In a recent interview at the township hall, the incoming and outgoing leaders shared some of their history and their vision with the Daily Globe....



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