Meet our 2017 Endorsed County Row Candidates!
RICH SCHOLER for DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Richard “Rich” Scholer was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia. Rich is a graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School and received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from LaSalle University in 1993. He began working for the First Judicial District Criminal Court System in 1995 and it was there that he developed his passion for the law.
In 1999, Rich enrolled in the Widener University School of Law’s evening division so he could pursue his Law Degree while also working and supporting his family. Upon his graduation from Widener Law he began working in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. There he worked his way from the Municipal Court unit through the office ranks until he reached the Major Trials unit where he tried numerous jury and bench trials. Upon leaving the District Attorney’s office, Rich worked for several consumer protection firms, helping individuals with lemon law, breach of warranty, and dealer fraud claims versus multi-billion dollar companies.
Rich currently practices personal injury law helping those injured in motor vehicle and premises liability claims. He lives in Warwick Township with his wife Susan; their children Heidi, Haley, and Richard; and his mother-in-law, Patricia. In his spare time, he enjoys attending meets/games and volunteering for both the Central Bucks Swim team, where all three of his children are competitive swimmers, and Warwick Township Baseball where his son Richard plays little league.
MILT WARRELL for SHERIFF
Milton “Milt” Warrell is a Levittown native and graduated Bishop Egan High School in 1993. He has been with his best friend, Jennifer, since 1994. They were married in 1999 and have two children together – Caitlyn, 14 and Thomas, 12. Milt and Jen bought their first home in Falls Township in 1999, where they still reside today. Milt attended Montgomery County Community College, where he studied Police Administration.
Milt attended the Montgomery County Police academy in December 1998 and started as a police officer in January 1999. He recently retired from the Upper Southampton Township Police Department. During his time with the department, Milt worked patrol, spent several years in undercover narcotics, and was a member of the Bucks County SWAT team for six years.
Milt is currently the Vice President and Master Plumber at his family’s small business – J&M Warrell, Inc. – a plumbing contracting company with several employees that services the greater Philadelphia area. The Warrells are personally involved in several organizations and charities, including helping to run the Levittown American Little League. Every year, Milt and family build, host, and run Elderberry Lights, a Holiday light display at their home. Milt deeply believes in giving back to the community, and helps to fundraise for two very important causes near and dear to him: the Bucks County HERO Fund and Relay for Life, supporting American Cancer Society.
NEALE DOUGHERTY for CONTROLLER
Neale Dougherty is a life-long resident of Bucks County. Born in Upper Makefield, he has lived in Solebury Township for more than ten years. Neale has been married to his wife, Lorraine, since 2004. They have two children, James and Elizabeth. Neale attended Buckingham Friends School and Princeton Day School. After graduating from Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School, he attended the University of Pennsylvania and received a B.A. in American Studies in 1992.
Neale works as an independent commercial insurance consultant. In 2013, he was elected to the New Hope School Board where he currently serves as School Board President. On the Board, Neale chairs the Finance Committee and is responsible for policy, personnel, and financial oversight of an annual budget of $38 million. Neale has been a coach in the New Hope Solebury soccer program since 2009. An avid lacrosse player, he helped establish the Solebury Youth Lacrosse program in 2012.
JUDI REISS for PROTHONOTARY
Judi Reiss is a 42-year resident of Bucks County – living in Lower Makefield Township with her husband Gary. Her grown children all live in the community. In 2015, Judi was elected for a four-year term on the Lower Makefield Township Supervisors. During her first term, Judi restarted Lower Makefield’s Open Space purchasing program, executed needed infrastructure improvements, including bike path expansion, and helped get a Community Center finally started.
Judi is a retired marketing manager and former teacher. She taught for over 10 years in the Trenton Public School system and worked for Stark & Stark in Princeton, NJ. Judi says she learned the value of community when she lost her son, Joshua, at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001: “Many people in the Lower Makefield community were there to support me and my family. This is my chance to give back to those who helped me.” Judi has a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia.
ROBIN ROBINSON for RECORDER OF DEEDS
Robin Robinson currently serves Bucks County as the administrative assistant to Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia., where she assists the Commissioner in resolving residents’ problems associated with County services. Prior to her work in the Commissioner’s office, Robin worked as the Bucks County Jury Commissioner. Aside from her work in county government, Robin has worked at a local real estate title company and as a Realtor.
The first fifteen years of her career was spent in retail management in the fashion industry, including more than five years as the owner/operator of a small business. Robin is a graduate of San Diego State University. Currently, she serves as a volunteer facilitator with the bereavement group, Safe Harbor, at Abington Hospital and serves as a volunteer with Gift of Life, advocating for organ donation. For the last seven years, she has proudly served as a member of the Bucks County Delegation to the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee. Robin is widowed, with two children, two rescue dogs, and lives in Buckingham Township.