Perkasie Borough Ward 3 Councilman Scott Bomboy will run for reelection this year as an independent, nonaffiliated candidate.
“In 2018, I dropped my party affiliation for several reasons,” Bomboy said. “I am the editor of a nonpartisan center that deals with constitutional issues. I felt there could be a perceived conflict as an elected official belonging to a political party while working in a nonpartisan editorial capacity.”
Bomboy was appointed to Perkasie’s borough council in September 2016 to fill an unexpired term, and he won election to his Ward 3 position in November 2017. Since then, Bomboy has chaired two newly created borough committees on public safety and historical issues.
“The public safety committee was faced with the loss of our police chief, Steve Hillias, and also the COVID-19 crisis. I’m proud of how our residents dealt with both situations with the character that represents Perkasie.”
As Perkasie’s first historical committee chair, Bomboy worked with the Perkasie Historical Society and the state Historical Preservation Office to raise $210,000 to restore Perkasie’s beloved covered bridge.
As an independent, Bomboy noted he is barred from taking part as a nominated candidate in the May 18 primary election.
Ward 3 voters can still vote for him as a primary write-in candidate, and he will file nomination papers with Bucks County to run as a fall candidate.
“I fully expect to file with the Board of Elections by May, and I will be on the November ballot as an independent,” he said. It is not the traditional way to run for reelection, but the best things in life require hard work.”