Candidates

Meet the Democratic candidates who will be on the ballot in Bucks County this year

County Row Offices

In Bucks County there are nine county departments headed by independently elected officials, called row officers, who are elected at large and serve four-year terms. In 2021, five of these row offices are on the ballot. Meet our endorsed Democratic candidates!

Antonetta Stancu

District Attorney

Antonetta is a criminal justice attorney who has been fighting for justice for over 17 years. Her
career began in Bronx County, NY, before serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in President
Obama’s administration. In 2011, Antonetta returned to Pennsylvania, and spent the next 8 years
serving as a Deputy District Attorney in the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office where she
served as Chief of the ARD Unit, Vehicular Crimes Unit, Major Crimes Unit, and
Special Investigations Unit. She has also served as a special prosecutor to the Philadelphia
County District Attorney’s Office and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

Antonetta currently is a partner in the Bucks County based criminal defense firm of Schatz &
Stancu where she fights for the rights of those accused of crimes. Antonetta earned her B.A. from Lehigh University, and is a graduate of Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Dean School of Law. Since 2011, she has lived in Doylestown, PA with her husband and two children.

Neale Dougherty

Controller

Neale Dougherty is the first Democrat elected to Bucks County Controller in nearly 40 years. As the chief auditor, financial officer and fiscal watchdog for Bucks County, Neale independently monitors financial activities of County government. This includes but is not limited to departments under the purview of the County Commissioners, as well as Row Officers, Tax Collectors, and Courts. Neale began his tenure in January, 2018.

Mark Lomax

Sheriff

Mark Lomax has been a Bucks County resident for over 37 years. He retired from the Pennsylvania State Police as the Director of the Bureau of Training and Education in 2008 after 27 years of dedicated service. Mark was elected to the Warrington Township Board of Supervisors in 2019.

Judi Reiss

Prothonotary

Judi Reiss is a 45 year resident of Lower Makefield township where she served as Supervisor before her election as Bucks County Prothonotary. Judi lives with her husband Gary. They raised their 5 children all of whom graduated from Pennsbury High School and are grandparents to 6 granddaughters with a grandson expected in June.

The Prothonotary has administrative control over and responsibility for all official documents and records of the civil and family divisions. Judi began her tenure in January, 2018.

Robin Robinson

Recorder of Deeds

Elected to the Recorder of Deeds office in 2017, Robin Robinson has continued to contribute to her community and is recognized for her Community Engagement by the Bucks County YWCA’s Salute to Women program in 2020. In addition to improving the operation of the Office since elected, she instituted the appropriate use of the statutory Record Improvement Fund, received grants from the Federal Government and other entities, and initiated an Historic Deed Book Restoration Program preserving centuries-old Bucks County deeds and manumissions from William Penn’s time and forward.

Robin leads a qualified staff of 18, recording tens of thousands of critical documents such as deeds, mortgages, mortgage satisfactions, notary bonds, Veterans’ discharge papers, and more each year. Robin began her tenure in January, 2018