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Bucks Democrats usher in new leadership


The Bucks County Democrats officially announced new party leadership as the organization continues building toward the 2022 elections, welcoming state Sen. Steve Santarsiero as chairman, Georgette Helbling as vice chair, Jennifer Herring as treasurer, and Steve Wojciechowski as comptroller of the party.

“I am honored that the committee has put its trust in me to guide Bucks Democrats over the next four years,” Santarsiero said in a statement. “The team that I have assembled to help me is one of the most talented and diverse groups that we have ever had. I am excited to get to work with them,” he added.

“We will be pursuing a number of initiatives that will help us win elections. At the same time, we need to continue to build our network of committee people and volunteers,” Santarsiero explained.

During John Cordisco’s 20-year tenure as chair, Democrats made significant progress in Bucks County, winning elections at the local, state, and federal level, Santarsiero’s statement said.

Cordisco said his decision to focus on family and philanthropic interests was made easier knowing Santarsiero would take over the reins.

“Steve is the future of our party. He has demonstrated time and again his commitment to our shared democratic values and most importantly, to our community. I wish him the best of luck as he embarks on this new chapter. I also would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the members of the Democratic party for their contributions to this organization and their unwavering support under my leadership.”

Santarsiero called Cordisco “a friend, advisor and mentor,” adding, “I am grateful for what he has done over these last 20 years. It’s a comfort to know that he will remain just a phone call away.”

Santarsiero concluded his statement by saying, “With the 2022 election only months away, Democrats in Bucks County are ramping up for another consequential election cycle. At stake will be control of the governorship and the state legislature. With so many critical issues on the ballot this cycle such as the economy, abortion rights, gun reform, and the continuation of an unprecedented health crisis the stakes could not be higher for the future of Pennsylvania and our nation.”