Originally from Frankford, Harold Hayes has called Bucks County his home for the past decade. His parents instilled in him the importance of volunteering and service, whether it was helping with maintenance work around his church, going door-to-door with his mother, a Democratic committeewoman, or working on behalf of his union’s endorsed candidates. Harold is a proud member of Plumbers Local 690. Harold and his wife Stacy, a nurse, married in 2010 and live in Bensalem with their two young sons, Owen and Gabe, and dog, Rex.
Marlene Katz is the Democratic candidate running to flip the 29th legislative district. A successful small-business owner, Marlene started her first business at the age of 23. She grew her businesses over two decades, managed multiple locations, and paid all her employees a fair living wage. After selling her businesses, Marlene took on new challenges; leading a scientific laboratory, interfaced with 300 employees to develop cutting edge consumer products while working tirelessly in the community to reduce gun violence in schools, protect our open spaces, and increase voter participation. Her compassion, empathy, and willingness to work hard and uphold democratic values is respected by people throughout the county. Marlene knows first-hand the challenges facing individuals, families, small-business owners and larger organizations today. That’s why Marlene will fight for them in Harrisburg, and work to ensure that all will be able to survive this health crisis.
Perry Warren is the state Representative for the 31st Legislative District, which includes Lower Makefield Township, Newtown Borough, Newtown Township, Yardley Borough and Morrisville Borough Wards 1, 2 and 3. Perry was first elected to Newtown Borough Council in 2009 and was re-elected in 2013. During his seven years on Newtown Borough Council, he was recognized as a “bridge builder,” committed to bringing members of both political parties together to forge workable solutions to serve the community. Perry was first elected to the General Assembly in 2016.
John Galloway was born in 1960 and grew up in Levittown as one of 10 children. He graduated from Pennsbury High School in 1977 and attended the Project Management Institute where he graduated in 2001. He was first elected to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2006, and is the first Levittown native to serve in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in the history of the Commonwealth.
Tina Davis was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010 to serve the 141st Legislative District. Now entering her fifth term, Rep. Davis has forged a leading role on key issues, including economic development and opportunity; job creation; pay equity; property tax reform; and programs assisting families, seniors and veterans.
Lauren was born in Johnstown, PA, and has been living in Langhorne since 2011, when she moved to the area in order to attend University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Lauren has been a staunch advocate for fair and equitable state funding of public schools since her son was part of the last graduating class from Oliver Heckman, an A+ school in the Neshaminy School District. In addition to better school funding, Lauren has also been a lifelong advocate for a clean environment, healthcare for all, a higher minimum wage, LGBTQ rights, and social justice issues.
As a lifelong educator, Wendy Ullman has seen firsthand the empowering effect of mastering critical thinking and communication skills. Prior to being elected state Representative, Wendy taught English at Bucks County Community College and Montgomery County Community College for 30 years and has worked with thousands of students from all walks of life. As one of more than 750 faculty members, she has actively collaborated with colleagues, and she has chaired and served on numerous committees and the negotiating team for the American Federation of Teachers. Wendy was sworn into office in January, 2018.
Gary Spillane is a dedicated husband, father and business owner. He and his wife have called Bucks County home for over 25 years where he raised his two daughters and owned and operated his business Atlantic Building Products, where he paid fair wages and provided healthcare for all of his employees. He is running to provide for working families, preserve open space and protect Pennsylvania for the future.
Robyn Colajezzi is a successful corporate businesswoman, military wife, caregiver, and community activist running for the PA House of Representatives 145th District in an effort to fight for hard-working people’s rights in Harrisburg. Colajezzi will fight for lowering prescription drug caps on life-saving medications. She will advocate for a living wage and work on lower taxes and provide incentives for small business owners who make up a large portion of the district. In addition to fighting for our environment and clean air and water, she plans to work on state-funding education reform to help lower skyrocketing property taxes. Lastly, Colajezzi is a strong voice for the voiceless: seniors, veterans, LGBTQ+, homeless, mental health and animal rights.
As a daughter of an immigrant who survived WWII and went on to become a school teacher, and the daughter, granddaughter, and niece of union members, Ann Marie knows what hard work means and how fair pay and good benefits lift a family. Ann Marie became the first woman in her family to graduate college after earning a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, then first in her family to graduate law school, and has been practicing attorney for 30 years. She is the working mother of two college students who recently graduated from Council Rock public schools, and she and her husband have lived in Northhampton Township for over 20 years. Ann Marie is committed to bringing a strong and courageous voice that will work for all families in the 178th to Harrisburg.
Christina Finello is a 5th generation Pennsylvanian — She was born in Bristol, raised in Warminster, and now lives in Ivyland with her husband, Todd, and their two daughters, Katie and Nora.
“Growing up in a large Irish-Italian, Catholic family right here in Bucks County taught me the value of service and hard work. My parents gave their all to provide for our family. Sometimes, that meant Dad was working two jobs. And after 42 years of work in the title insurance business, Mom recently retired. Through it all, my parents always found time to volunteer in our community, whether through coaching soccer, playing an active role at our church, or serving as a local union representative. “Unto whom much is given, much is required,” they always taught me.
After earning a joint law degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Villanova Law and Drexel University, I took an extended internship at a federal correctional facility in Missouri, interviewing and performing psychological evaluations on some of the most violent and hardened prisoners in our federal system. Instead of pursuing a career at a big corporate law firm or health care company after graduate school, I returned home to Pennsylvania because I wanted to help the community I loved.” Read More