State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo is officially running for Bucks County Commissioner in the 2019 off-year elections. He is entering the fray with Republican Commissioner Chair Rob Loughery and Democrat Falls Township Supervisor Chair Bob Harvie.
DiGirolamo, a Republican, is well known in the Bensalem political scene, having served as representative for the House’s 18th district since 1994. He will be running on a joint ticket with Loughery.
A Bucks native, DiGirolamo worked on the family farm, DiGirolamo Farms, Inc., as farmer and president from 1968 to 1994. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1970 to 1976.
DiGirolamo is currently serving his fifth term as chairman of the House Human Services Committee. On his website, DiGirolamo describes himself as an advocate for “drug and alcohol rehabilitation and funding, individuals with special needs, and the improvement of student athletics statewide.”
“I think Gene will bring his experience serving in the legislature and give an opportunity for him to make an impact at the county government level,” Loughery said. “75% of our county budget is geared towards human services and that’s a big passion of Gene’s. He’s worked on that tirelessly through his legislative career, so I think he will hit the ground running and have an impact from day one.”
The Board of Commissioners is made of three individuals serving four year terms. The Board will always have two people from the majority party and one from the minority.
Primary elections are May 21 and the general election is Nov. 5.