Candidates

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

Our Endorsed County Row Office Candidates

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!

Mark Lomax

Sheriff

Mark Lomax has been a Bucks County resident for over 37 years. After a 27-year career with the PA State Police and working nationally and internationally, Mark is committed to the security of the Bucks County Court House and the safety of Bucks County’s residents, and ensuring that the Sheriff’s Office reflects our values of inclusiveness, fairness, accountability, and transparency. Through his experiences, not only in policing but in academia and working for the United Nations, Mark promises to be a Sheriff who builds bridges that do not exist, mend those that do and bring stakeholders together to find common ground and solutions. Mark was elected to the Warrington Township Board of Supervisors in 2019.

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.

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 division. 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 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.

Bucks County Court of Common Pleas Judge

Tiffany Thomas-Smith is the candidate for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas endorsed by the Bucks County
Democratic Party. She has the experience, integrity and commitment to community for the bench. The Court of Common Pleas is the trial level court, hearing matters involving family, criminal, civil and orphan’s court law. These cases are most common to the members of our community.

A lifelong Democrat, Tiffany served as the Bucks County Democratic Committee Solicitor in 2020 and worked
on the PA DemsVoter Protection Team for the PA Democrats in the 2020 Presidential election. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Bucks County Bar Association and is the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion
committee.

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Tiffany has over twenty (20) years of experience as a family law attorney. She is a litigator and mediator and
has tried hundreds of cases in the Bucks County Court, mostly involving families and children. As the owner of
The Thomas-Smith Firm P.C., she understands the needs of business owners and she understands the struggles of keeping business open during the COVID pandemic.

Outside of law, she is actively involved with charitable organizations locally and globally. She is on the Board
of Directors of the United Way of Bucks County. Above anything else, Tiffany is a wife and of two Pennsbury
High School graduates, who are now off to college, and a French Bulldog named Rolo. Her experiences as a
mother and a cancer survivor provide her with a unique perspective of relatability to Bucks County families..

Tiffany Thomas-Smith will serve with compassionate justice and be a Judge “FOR OUR COMMUNITY.”

State Candidates

Supreme Court Judge

Vote for One
Maria McLaughlin

Superior Court Judge

Vote for One
Timika Lane

Commonwealth Court Judge

Vote for Two
David Spurgeon, Lori Dumas

Municipal Offices

There are many important township and borough offices on the ballot this year including School Board Directors, Supervisors, Mayors, Councilpersons, Magisterial District Judges.

To find out who your local endorsed Democratic candidates are for School Board, Magisterial District Judge and other contested races, contact your local Democratic organization