The Bucks County Democratic Committee
The Bucks County Democratic Committee

Our Elected Officials

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

United States President & Vice President

Democratic Presidents and Vice Presidents have consistently proven they are best positioned to lead the U.S. government. Democratic Presidents have been responsible for better economies and job growth for Americans when compared to Republicans, while simultaneously moving America forward on social issues, raising our country's reputation internationally, and defending democracy.
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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United States Senator

Pennsylvania's two United States Senators serve staggered six-year terms and represent the Commonwealth in the U.S. Senate.
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. 

U.S. Senator

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

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At 23, John joined up with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and his life has never been the same.

John threw himself into the program, mentoring his ‘little’ – an 8-year-old boy who had recently lost his father to AIDS and whose mother was also battling the disease. Before she passed away, John promised that he would continue to look out for her son and make sure that he graduated college. Fifteen years later, John and his ‘little’ had both held up their ends of the bargain, with his little’s graduation from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA.

But John wanted to do more. He joined AmeriCorps and served in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District, where he helped set up the first computer labs in the neighborhood and taught GED classes to young mothers and fathers.

He went on to earn a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

John returned to Pennsylvania to start a GED program in the town of Braddock, one of the poorest and most challenged communities in the commonwealth. In 2005, encouraged by his students, John ran for mayor. He managed to win the crowded primary by a single vote. In his 13 years as mayor, John worked to rebuild his community, creating jobs, getting youth engaged, and bringing creative urban policy solutions to Braddock. The town now has a community center, urban gardens, and a free store run by John’s wife, Gisele.

Together, John and Gisele have fought for causes they believe in, from immigration reform to LGBTQ+ rights. When Pennsylvania lawmakers continued to push outdated discriminatory policies banning marriage equality, John stood up and officiated one of the first same-sex marriages in the commonwealth. And when they wanted to build a four-lane interstate highway through Braddock, a town that’s more than 80% Black and already suffered historically high asthma rates, John was the only elected official in Western Pennsylvania who opposed it on the grounds that it was environmental racism. 

In 2016, John decided to run for U.S. Senate to confront the inequality crisis at the highest level of government. Although he lost the Democratic primary, John confounded expectations, earning 20 percent of the vote as a relatively unknown candidate in a four-way race.

Two years later, in 2018, John ran to be Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor, and this time dominated across the commonwealth, winning a five-way Democratic primary and a commanding victory in the general election.

As Lt. Governor, John has transformed the position and made a bully pulpit of the office, advocating for economic justice and criminal justice reform. 

Weeks after taking office, John embarked on a listening tour of all 67 counties, something no sitting Lt. Governor has ever done, to engage with Pennsylvanians about legalizing marijuana. In three months, the historic tour saw over 10,000 people turn out in person and tens of thousands more engage online. Following John’s final report and recommendations, the Governor announced his support for legalization for the first time. 

As the chair of Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons, John has led the fight to give second chances to non-violent longtime inmates and free those who have been wrongfully convicted. 

He has taken numerous steps to overhaul the clemency process in Pennsylvania, including eliminating all fees associated with applying for a pardon, making the pardons application more user-friendly, and working to move the application process online.  Under John’s tenure, the Board has recommended more applicants for commutation than under any lieutenant governor in decades. 

John and Gisele have chosen not to settle in the Lt. Governor’s Mansion, instead opening up the pool in the official residence to children who typically wouldn’t have access to one. They live with their three children Karl, 12, Gracie, 10, and August, 7, in a restored car dealership in Braddock with the family dog, Levi.

 

Pennsylvania Executive Branch

The Governor and Lt. Governor lead the Executive branch of the Pennsylvania government and the Attorney General is the top law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth. Since 2014, Democrats serving in these offices have both moved Pennsylvania forward and served as a critical check on an increasingly far-right legislature.

Josh Shapiro

Governor

Throughout his career as a public servant, Josh Shapiro has taken on the status quo, brought people together to solve tough problems, and delivered results for the people of Pennsylvania. Since 2017, he has served as the People’s Attorney General, working every day to stand up to powerful institutions and protect Pennsylvanians’ rights. Now, Josh is running to be Pennsylvania’s next Governor — to move our Commonwealth forward and tackle our biggest challenges.

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Josh grew up in Pennsylvania, watching his parents serve their community — his father was a pediatrician, and his mother was an educator. Their example inspired Josh to enter into public service, and from a young age, Josh recognized that standing up for others was how he wanted to spend his career.

That’s why, after graduating from the University of Rochester, Josh began working in government while putting himself through law school at night.

After marrying his high-school sweetheart Lori and welcoming their first child, Josh returned to his hometown and successfully ran for State Representative. As Representative, Josh helped write and pass some of the toughest ethics laws in state history. His work earned him a reputation as a rare public servant willing to take on the status quo — “a blast of oxygen in the smoke-choked back rooms of quid-pro-quo Harrisburg.”

Then, as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania’s third-largest, Josh led a fiscal and ethical turnaround. Before he took office, Montgomery County had a $10 million budget deficit and an underfunded pension for county employees. Josh put the county back on solid financial footing, took early steps to combat the heroin epidemic, helped the first LGBTQ+ couples in Pennsylvania marry, and fired Wall Street money managers to save taxpayers and retirees millions.

In 2016, Josh successfully ran to be Pennsylvania’s Attorney General. As AG, he has restored integrity to an office badly in need of reform and taken on big fights for the people. He has proven to Pennsylvanians he can bring people together to solve tough problems, and is unafraid to enforce the law without fear or favor.

Josh exposed the Catholic Church’s decades-long cover up of child sexual abuse, identifying 301 predator priests and thousands of victims — and spurring investigations across the United States. He forced an agreement between two of the Commonwealth’s largest insurance companies, protecting health care access for 2 million Pennsylvanians, and he has repeatedly gone to court to defend Pennsylvanians’ reproductive rights and a woman’s right to choose.

He has held more than 90 public officials, Republicans and Democrats alike, accountable for breaking the law. Working with law enforcement partners at the local, state, and federal level, he’s arrested thousands of mid- and high-level drug dealers while getting thousands of illegal guns off our streets.

During the 2020 presidential election, Josh protected the right to vote and defended Pennsylvania’s election result, winning in court dozens of times before and after Election Day. He continues to call out the dangerous lies that undermine our democracy and provide steady, strong, and competent leadership to protect voting rights in Pennsylvania.

In January 2021, Josh was sworn in for his second term as Attorney General, and he continues to stand up for Pennsylvanians, take on big fights, and deliver real results.

Josh is fighting the opioid epidemic head on. He’s arrested more than 6,000 drug dealers while investigating and suing pharmaceutical companies and the CEOs who knowingly perpetuated the crisis to line their own pockets. He’s standing up for everyday consumers, seniors who’ve been scammed, and students preyed upon by private lenders by obtaining over $328 million in relief to Pennsylvanians who have been ripped off. He is leading on criminal justice reform, bringing activists and law enforcement together to launch a new statewide police misconduct database, taking on employers who steal from Pennsylvania workers.

Josh Shapiro knows Pennsylvanians need a Governor who will take on the biggest fights and solve our most pressing problems. As long as Josh is serving our Commonwealth, he will continue to defend Pennsylvanians and deliver results.

Josh and Lori live in Montgomery County with their three school age sons, and their eldest daughter attends the University of Pittsburgh.

Lieutenant Governor

Growing up in the Mon Valley in western Pennsylvania – a longtime industrial center outside Pittsburgh – Austin Davis saw the struggles of working families firsthand. He watched his mom – a hairdresser in McKeesport for more than 40 years – juggle raising a family with putting food on the table, and he watched his dad work hard every day as an ATU bus driver.

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In 2018, Austin successfully ran for the state House of Representatives to represent the Mon Valley and his hometown of McKeesport. When he was sworn in, Austin became the first African American to serve as state representative for the 35th Legislative District in Allegheny County, and he became one of only four African American lawmakers to represent a majority-white district.

Currently, Austin serves as chair of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation and vice chair of the House Democratic Policy Committee, as well as serving on the House Appropriations Committee, House Consumer Affairs Committee, House Insurance Committee, and House Transportation Committee. Austin is also a member of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, Climate Caucus, and PA SAFE Caucus.

Austin currently resides in McKeesport with his wife, Blayre Holmes Davis.

Pennsylvania State Senators

Bucks County has three State Senate districts that are fully or partially contained within the County. There are 50 State Senate seats in the PA. State Senators serve four-year terms.
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. 

Pennsylvania State Representatives

Bucks County has ten State Representative Seats. There are 203 State Representative seats in Pennsylvania and representatives serve two-year terms.
PA House District 29

Tim Brennan grew up waiting tables in his parent’s mom-and-pop restaurant, is a first-generation college graduate, is a dad to a wonderful thirteen-year-old, and has been committed to his wife, Tricia, a social worker, for twenty-five years. Tim is a councilperson, an attorney for injured workers and a municipal solicitor.  As a solicitor, he fought Donald Trump in court, protecting our democratic principles. Tim served as a community college professor, instructed lawyers on animal law and government transparency, provided pro bono legal assistance for struggling homeowners, victims of discrimination and first responders, and has been an advocate for redistricting reform.

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.

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 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.

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PA House District 145

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, the Bucks County Clerk of Courts in 2019, and was elected State Representative in 2022.

Bucks 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 Ellis Marseglia for County Commissioner

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.

Bob Harvie for Bucks County Commissioner
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.

Bucks County Row Officers

There are nine row offices at the County Government that serve staggered four-year terms and are each responsible for important aspects of our County government. The row offices include: Clerk of Courts, Controller, Coroner, District Attorney, Prothonotary, Recorder of Deeds, Register of Wills, Sheriff, and Treasurer.
Kris Ballerini for Bucks County Treasurer

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.

Linda Bobrin for Register of Wills
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.

Patti Campi is a lifelong Democrat who has resided in Bucks County for the past 45 years. She is a small business owner of a union carpentry company which she runs with her husband, Gerry. In addition, she is a part-time outpatient oncology registered nurse in Doylestown. Patti and Gerry were blessed with two children who were born and raised in Bucks County that are now married and parents themselves. Family is the driving factor for her desire to take on a larger role in the democratic party, especially after the birth of her grandchildren this past summer.  Patti has a unique combination of business, managerial, and medical skills which combined with her patient advocacy, compassion, and empathy will assist in her role as coroner.

Eileen Albillar for Clerk of Courts

Eileen Hartnett Albillar, MSW is a Social Worker with twenty years’ experience in advocacy, leadership, management, and administration in both non-profit and government organizations. Eileen returned to Bucks County in 2010 to raise her family with her husband. She currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement with the Bucks County Opportunity Council. In addition, she served on the Warrington Township Board of Supervisors since 2018. She looks forward to applying her experience as a social worker, township supervisor, and as director of community engagement to the Clerk of Courts office.

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 Chaudhry

Umar Farooq

Pam Janvey

John Johnson

Seema Kazmi

Bradley Kirsch

Roberta Laney

Kathy Macaulay

Anna Payne

Judi Reiss

Paul Roden

Stephen Seufert

Steve Wojciehowski

Kimberly Yeager-Rose