Candidates

Below are Democrats running for office in November 2020.

Perry Warren, State Representative

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. Read more...

Christina Finello, Congressperson

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%.

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…

Josh Shapiro, 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…

Joseph Torsella, Treasurer

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…

Nina Ahmad, 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…

Joe Biden, 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. Read more…

Kamala Harris, 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. Read more…