Bucks County Democrats have retained control of the county’s highest office.
With two candidates from each party aiming for just three seats, Democratic incumbents Bob Harvie and Diane Ellis-Marseglia both won their re-election bid.
Gene DiGirolamo, the lone incumbent Republican commissioner on the three-person board, is on track to keep his seat, but that could change as more votes are counted through the night.
A former longtime state representative in the 18th District, DiGirolamo, ran on a platform focusing on addiction treatment and public safety. Because the board requires minority party representation, he has been able to leave a mark on the county’s programs and initiatives.
His running mate, county controller Pamela Van Blunk, failed to secure enough votes for the party to regain their decades-long hold over the Bucks County Board of Commissioners.
Harvie and Marseglia built on changing demographics and their platform, which centered on improvement of human services and a responsive local government, resonated well with voters.
Harvie and Marsgelia touted the Bucks County Co-Responders Program as a major achievement of their first term and an example of more to come.
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