Our Elected Officials

Learn about the Democrats that represent you at the county, state and federal levels

County Commissioners

Bucks County has three commissioners: Two majority commissioners and one minority commissioner. In 2019, Democrats took the majority for the first time in four decades. Diane and Bob began their plan for change immediately after the election and hit the ground running when they were sworn in in January of 2020.

Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW, first elected in November 2007, began her fourth term on the Board of Commissioners in January 2020. Commissioner Marseglia is the Chair of the Bucks County Office of Commissioners. A lifelong resident of Bucks County, she was raised in Lower Makefield, and now resides in Middletown Township, where she served her community on both the Neshaminy School Board and the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors. 

During her tenure, Commissioner Marseglia has championed programs including Code Blue, specialty courts, and Crisis Intervention Training. She has promoted dredging of the Delaware River at the Keystone Industrial Port Complex, improved response to mental health and substance abuse issues in the prison, led the county in developing a response to feral cats, and worked closely to create the Hoarding Task Force and Suicide Prevention Task Force.   

Commissioner Marseglia holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice from the University of Delaware, and earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.

Commissioner

Robert J. Harvie Jr. (Bob) was elected to the Board of Bucks County Commissioners in November 2019, and sworn into office on January 6, 2020. He serves as vice chair of the board. Born and raised in Bristol Borough, Commissioner Harvie is a lifelong Bucks County resident. In 2003, Bob was elected to the Falls Township Board of Supervisors. Re-elected twice, Commissioner Harvie served as chairman of the Board of Supervisors from 2008 to 2020, longer than anyone in the history of Falls Township. As a board member he was instrumental in bringing a new level of civility and professionalism to Falls Township government, and led the effort to invest in township infrastructure and improve the quality of life for all Falls residents.

After graduating from Bristol High School, Commissioner Harvie attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history. He also has a master’s degree in education from Holy Family University.

County Row Officers

A 20-year Bucks County resident, Kris Ballerini raised her two daughters in the Pennsbury School District and now lives with her husband in Upper Makefield Township. There she served as a township supervisor, helping to oversee a $12 million annual budget.

The Treasurer’s Office is responsible for collecting, investing, disbursing and reconciling all county funds. Kris began her tenure in January, 2020.

Register of Wills

Linda Bobrin is a 28-year resident of Newtown Township where she served as a Township supervisor prior to her election to county office. Linda lives with her husband Neil. Together they raised 3 sons, all of whom attended Council Rock School District.  

The Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court is responsible for handling probates, collecting inheritance tax for the Commonwealth as well as issuing marriage licenses and handling court filings related to guardianships and adoptions. Linda began her tenure in January, 2020.

A registered nurse and an attorney, Meredith Buck is a dedicated volunteer not only with the Red Cross, but also in her legal practice. Meredith began her tenure in January, 2020.

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.

Clerk of Courts
Brian Munroe has spent his entire adult life serving his community. He  is a Navy veteran, and has served as a volunteer firefighter/EMT and police officer. Brian was elected to the Warminster Board of Supervisors in 2015 and continues his service to the community as the Bucks County Clerk of Courts.
 
As the Clerk of Courts, Brian oversees a 28 person department handling criminal court documents and the collection of victims’ restitution and court costs. Brian began his tenure in January, 2020.  
Prothonotary

Judi Reiss is a long-time Lower Makefield resident where she served as Supervisor before being elected Prothonotary. 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.

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

 

 

The Bucks County Sheriff’s Office is the highest level of law enforcement in our County. Therefore, our Office has dedicated itself to provide superior services in our criminal and civil divisions through innovative programs and a professional, dedicated and inspired staff. In addition, we continually seek ways to provide additional services to our community through outreach and prevention programs which will improve the quality of life of the citizens of our County.

 

 

State Senators

PA Senate District 12

Senator Maria Collett is a lifelong advocate for people in need. She began her career as an attorney representing the interests of children victimized by abuse and neglect as a Deputy Attorney General in Camden County, New Jersey. She then transitioned to a career in nursing, where she worked at the bedside as a Level I trauma nurse, in pediatric home health and in long term care working with aging adults. Maria was sworn into office as state Senator in January, 2019. 

PA Senate District 10

Senator Steve Santarsiero has been a public servant and champion of Democratic values in Bucks County for almost twenty years. A township supervisor in Lower Makefield from 2003-2008, Steve was then elected state Representative in HD-31 where he served from 2008-2017.  In 2017, Attorney General Josh Shapiro appointed Steve the first Chief Deputy Attorney General for Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania. In that role, Steve oversaw the prosecution of environmental crimes and led Pennsylvania’s efforts to fight the Trump Administration over proposed rollbacks of important environmental protections. Steve was sworn into office as state Senator in January, 2019. 

State Representatives

PA House District 141

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 140

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 31

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.

Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee

Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee members, who are elected to four year terms, meet in full three times each year. PADSC members elect party leadership, hold nominating conventions, pass and promote a party platform, and help lead organizing efforts all across the commonwealth.

Ijaz Chaudry

John Cordisco

Georgette Helbling

Pamela Janvey

John Johnson

Bradley Kirsch

Roberta Laney

Kathy Macaulay

Harris Martin

William Ritter

Paul Roden

Cara Simonetta

Pennsylvania Executive Branch

Governor

Whether as a business owner or governor, Tom Wolf is a leader consistently taking on the status quo and trying to help middle class families. Tom is a different kind of leader, and he has been a different kind of governor.

Before he was governor, Tom was the owner of the Wolf Organization, a distributor of lumber and other building products. Tom bought this family business and grew the company  — eventually more than quintupling the business in size. He did this with smart leadership and by treating his employees fairly, even sharing the company’s profits with workers.

Lieutenant Governor

Pennsylvania born and raised, John was born to teenage parents who were just starting out on their own. At the time, his father worked nights to put himself through college. John grew up in York, and later followed in his father’s footsteps to Albright College, where he played offensive tackle for the Lions.

John has emerged as one of Pennsylvania’s leading progressive voices for working people, running on issues like inequality, racial justice, and ending the failed war on drugs. He is honored to have been chosen by the voters of this commonwealth to serve as the 34th lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania.

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

United States Senator

U.S. Senator

Bob Casey believes that “all public service is a trust, given in faith and accepted in honor.”1 Since he was elected to the United States Senate in 2006, he has worked to create family sustaining jobs and foster financial security for Pennsylvania families; protect our children and invest in their futures; ensure safety at home and respect for America abroad; promote honesty and accountability in government; preserve the dignity of the vulnerable of all ages among us; and advocate for his constituents and help them solve problems they face. 

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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