Two Dates and a Dash

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  • Apr 26th 2021

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 110: Grassroots Local Politics with Jim White and Tom Yeager



Jim White is a husband, father, coach, small businessman and taxpayer with a 25-year career building businesses and protecting companies from cyberattacks. A lifelong Republican, Jim was taught to work hard at an early age – owning a grass cutting business, working at gas stations, doing construction and pool cleaning work all through high school. Now he’s focused on giving back to the community where he and his wife have lived, worked and raised their daughters for the last 14 years. With a promise to bring his tireless work ethic to township government, Jim vows to help control local spending to hold the line on taxes while providing the services that make Upper Providence one of the best places to live in the entire region. Service to our community is not new for Jim. Jim has been an active coach and mentor to our youth for more than half a decade, serving as an Upper Providence Little League tee ball and softball coach as well as a Spring Ford Youth basketball coach. Public service runs through Jim’s blood – his great uncle served as a Member of Congress from Pennsylvania, his grandfather was a Philadelphia police officer while his mom was a nurse and his father worked at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster for 30 years. Jim has also served the Republican Party as an elected Upper Providence Committeeman, was an Executive Committee member of the Montgomery County Republican Committee and traveled to Cleveland as an Alternate Delegate to the Republican National Committee in 2016. Jim currently serves the UP Board of Supervisors as the Vacancy Board Chairman. Working his way through college, Jim built a life as he finished his education, earning his bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Immaculata University and taking MBA classes at Delaware Valley University to continue his pursuit of higher education. Jim knows good schools are critical to our success as a township – and region – but also know we must control taxes at every level so funding our future doesn’t cripple retirees and working families with high taxes today. Jim will use his businesses and professional skills to find that balance in local government. Jim and his wife of nearly 20 years, Tracey, own a home in Phoenixville. Together, they also operate several successful business ventures, including a security company that focuses on emerging industries as well as rental properties they own and manage. Jim and Tracey have raised their daughters in Upper Providence – with their oldest attending Aim Academy in Conshohocken and their youngest in 6th grade at Spring Ford Middle School. Their five-year-old Westie, Lilly, is the fifth member of their family. An independent leader committed to making government more open, more transparent, and more responsive for the people it serves, Jim will be a champion for all Upper Providence residents in elected office. Called to serve his community, Jim is running for Supervisor to work for those who work hard every day.


Tom Yeager is not a career politician – he’s one of us: a local businessman, father, husband, and coach. Tom is ready to serve and bring our Republican principles of fiscal conservatism to township government to protect taxpayers and focus on real priorities that make our community even better. The son of a hardworking engineer and a stay-at-home mom, Tom learned early the value of hard work - and then used what he learned to succeed in life. Working and paying his way through college, Tom earned a degree in Business Logistics from Penn State University. He then continued to hard work toward success in the business world, rising today to the position of Vice President of Supply Chain and Customer Service at a Fortune 500 company where he oversees a budget of $300 million. His proven skills at fiscal oversight and increasing efficiency will help taxpayers here in Upper Providence as he ensures township government works effectively for residents by delivering high quality services at the best possible cost. In addition to his work at St. Gobain, Tom sits as a member of two companies’ Executive Management teams helping them to control costs, meet positive outcomes for employees and customers, and demand accountability and transparency – the same goals he will meet as our next Supervisor. Tom is also committed to a stronger future for Upper Providence as only a dad can be – ready to fight hard to improve the opportunities we leave for the next generation. Tom and his wife, Christina, have been married for 10 years and are raising their blended family together as proud parents of Christina’s three children and their 9-year-old twins, all of whom attend Spring Ford schools. The Yeagers are family members of Rivercrest Golf Club where they are avid golfers and active members. In fact, they’re very much like so many families in our area – enjoying movie nights, dinners and family vacations throughout the year as time and money allow. For more information on how to support Jim and Tom, please visit