I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your tremendous efforts during this election cycle.
Because of your work, the Democratic Party made history in Bucks County on Tuesday night. We captured four of the five row offices on the ballot. In January, Robin Robinson will be your new Recorder of Deeds, Judi Reiss will be your new Prothonotary, Milt Warrell will be your new Sheriff, and Neale Dougherty will be your new County Controller. It’s been 32 years since we won a countywide race in Bucks. There were enormous wins for us.
After swearings-in, we will hold brand-new majorities on the Supervisor Boards in Middletown with Mike Ksiazek’s win; in Newtown Township with Phil Calabro, Linda Bobrin, and John Mack’s sweep; and in Lower Makefield with a sweep by Fred Weiss and Dan Grenier. In Warrington, with a sweep by Eileen Albillar and Fred Gaines, we increased our majority to 4-1. Save for Newtown Township, we held exactly zero seats on either of those boards a mere two years ago and now we’ll have majorities.
We also picked up Supervisor/Council seats in Bensalem, Doylestown Township, Tinicum, Quakertown, and Upper Makefield, just to name a few. We haven’t even had the time to do a full accounting of the numerous, unprecedented wins for school board, auditors, tax collectors, and mayors throughout the County. I am very proud of everyone who put their name on the line to run. Filling a ballot with quality candidates matters. It made a real difference this year.
There’s more – so much more – but I wanted to start here with a simple thank you. Thank you for sticking with our program. Thank you for joining our coordinated campaign. Thank you for trusting our process.
In addition to our Committeepeople, candidates, donors, and volunteers, a very special thank you to our friends in organized labor who have been with us every step of the way and knocked tens of thousands of doors. I also want to thank and acknowledge the efforts of the many resistance groups like Indivisible, Swing Left, etc. We couldn’t have won without you and I hope you’ll continue to work with our party and our candidates moving forward.
We sent a message to Washington. Hopefully the first of many to come.
Enjoy a well-rested weekend. You have certainly earned it. We get back to work on Monday.
Bucks County Democratic Committee