Candidates

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

Start Here: Find your PA House District and Representative

The Pennsylvania State Legislature or General Assembly is made up of two chambers: The House of Representatives and the State Senate. There are ten State House districts and three State Senate districts in Bucks County. State Representatives are elected for a term of two years. State Senators are elected for a term of four years. Use this tool to find out if your voter registration is active, your State House District, your State Senate District, and your U.S. Congressional District.

Pennsylvania State House Representative

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is made up of 203 Representatives. Democrats are 9 house seats and 4 senate seats, away from flipping both chambers.
PA House District 18 (Bensalem)

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.

PA House District 29 (Ivyland Boro, Buckingham, Warminster, Warwick)

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.  

PA House District 31 - Incumbent (Lower Makefield, Morrisville, Newtown Borough, Newtown Twp, Yardley)

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.

PA House District 140 - Incumbent (Bristol Borough, Bristol Twp, Falls Twp, Middletown Twp, Morrisville, Tullytown)

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.

PA House District 141 - Incumbent (Bristol Twp, Hulmesville, Middletown Twp, Penndel)

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.

PA House District 142 (Langhorne Borough, Langhorne Manor, Lower Southampton, Middletown Twp, Upper Southampton)

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.

PA House District 143 - Incumbent (Bedminster, Bridgeton, Buckingham, Doylestown Boro, Doylestown Twp, Durham, Haycock, Nockamixon, Plumstead, Riegelsville, Tinicum)

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.

PA House District 144 (Chalfont, Dublin, Hilltown, New Britain Borough, New Britain Twp, Silverdale, Telford, Warrington)

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. 

PA House District 145 (East Rockhill, Milford, Perkasie, Quakertown, Richland, Richlandtown Borough, Sellersville, Springfield, Trumbauersville, West Rockhill)

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.

PA House District 178 (New Hope, Northampton, Solebury, Upper Makefield, Wrightstown)

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.

 

United States Congress

Bucks County has a single Congressional district (PA-01). Our Congressperson is one of 435 lawmakers in the country responsible for writing, supporting, and voting on federal laws while representing their home districts in the United States House of Representatives in Washington, DC. In 2018, Democrats lost the race against Republican incumbent Brian Fitzpatrick by less than 2%.
PA-01 Congressional Candidate

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

Pennsylvania Executive Offices

In 2020, there are three executive office races in Pennsylvania: Attorney General, Treasurer, and Auditor General. Josh Shapiro (Attorney General) and Joseph Torsella (Treasurer) are both running for their second terms. The term for both positions is four years. Nina Ahmad is running for her first term as Auditor General.
Attorney General

 

The Attorney General is Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement official, with a wide range of responsibilities to protect and serve the citizens and agencies of the Commonwealth. With a Democrat in office, we can be sure civil rights and reproductive rights will be protected, while Pennsylvanians’ constitutional right to clean air and water will be safeguarded even as federal environmental protections are challenged and loosened. 

Josh Shapiro is a rare public servant who has risen above politics time and again to take on the status quo and protect everyday Pennsylvanians. Josh was sworn into office in January, 2017. As Attorney General, Josh has restored integrity to the office and is standing up for the rule of law and safeguarding Pennsylvanians’ rights — no matter what they look like, who they love, or who they pray or don’t pray to.

He has taken on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, identifying 301 predator priests and thousands of victims and spurring investigation across the United States. He has twice secured national injunctions protecting women’s access to no-cost contraception as required by the Affordable Care Act. He is fighting our country’s opioid epidemic on every front– including leading a multi-state investigation into pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. Read More

 

The PA Treasurer is the custodian of nearly $100 billion of taxpayer money and is responsible for the receipt and deposit of state monies, investment management, and oversight of all withdrawals and deposits from state agencies. By voting for a Democrat, we can be sure to have a State Treasurer who will support financial programs that will keep the needs of working families in mind.

Joseph Torsella is a successful civic leader who has brought integrity, energy, and vision to the office of Pennsylvania State Treasurer. Joe was sworn into office in January, 2017. Read More

Auditor General

The Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General is the chief fiscal watchdog of the Commonwealth. The office is responsible for using audits to ensure that all state money is spent legally and properly.

Dr. Nina Ahmad is a groundbreaking candidate for the office of Auditor General in Pennsylvania. If elected, Nina would represent the first woman of color to serve as a state-wide executive in the Commonwealth’s 233-year history. Dr. Ahmad would also become the only current women and person of color in Pennsylvania’s executive offices. Nina served as a Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement under Mayor Kenney, where she was responsible for managing dynamic people, initiatives, and participated in the management of a $4 billion operating budget in public funds. Nina has also worked closely with officials like Mayor Michael Nutter and Governor Tom Wolf. She’s fostered initiatives including launching the city’s Commission for Women, fighting for pay equity, and working to end workplace harassment. Read More

President & Vice President

President

Joe Biden is a native Pennsylvanian — born in Scranton and one of five children, Joe grew up in a working class home. When he was ten the family moved to Delaware. Joe became a senator at age 29 and weeks later suffered a horrible tragedy when his wife and daughter were killed in a car accident. His two sons, Beau and Hunter survived. Five years later,  in 1977, Joe married PA native Jill Jacobs. They had a daughter, Ashley. Joe was a leader in the senate for thirty years and in 2008 was chosen by Barack Obama to be his running mate. Joe went on to become one of the most influential Vice-Presidents in history, managing the Recovery Act and helping to shepherd the Affordable Care act through Congress.

Joe Biden believes to his core that there’s no greater economic engine in the world than the hard work and ingenuity of the American people. Nobody has more respect for the working women and men who get up every day to build and sustain this country, or more confidence that they can meet the challenges we face.

Biden believes this is no time to just build back to the way things were before, with the old economy’s structural weaknesses and inequalities still in place. This is the moment to imagine and build a new American economy for our families and the next generation.

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Vice-President

The first Black and Indian American woman to represent California in the United States Senate, Kamala Harris grew up believing in the promise of America and fighting to make sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans. Kamala’s father immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica to study economics and her mother immigrated from India. Kamala’s mother told her growing up “Don’t sit around and complain about things, do something,” which is what drives Kamala every single day.

Kamala started fighting for working families in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, where she focused on prosecuting child sexual assault cases. From there, she became the first Black woman elected as San Francisco’s District Attorney. In this position, she started a program to provide first-time drug offenders second chances with the opportunity to earn a high school degree and find a job.

Since being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, Kamala has introduced and co-sponsored legislation to help the middle class, increase the minimum wage to $15, reform cash bail, and defend the legal rights of refugees and immigrants.

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