Pro-Choice Democrat Mark Moffa Announces Bid for State Representative in 142nd District

Flipping this open seat from red to blue will help ensure abortion remains safe and legal in Pennsylvania.
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Penndel Borough Democrat and longtime Bucks County resident Mark Moffa announced his candidacy for State Representative in the 142nd Legislative District and promises to fight for both local neighborhood needs and pressing statewide issues.

One statewide issue that has emerged this month is the Supreme Court’s expected overturning of Roe v. Wade and the responsibility that will place on state lawmakers.

“Sadly, extremists appear to be on their way to succeeding at denying women the basic right to make their own healthcare choices,” stated Moffa. “I’ll be the first to write or sponsor legislation to ensure abortion is legal and safe in Pennsylvania so that every woman here can consult with their own doctor and make the choice that’s right for them.”

The 142nd district is an open seat after Republican incumbent Frank Farry announced he would run for retiring State Senator Robert “Tommy” Tomlinson’s seat in the 6th Senate District. The new map for the 142nd includes all of Langhorne Borough, Langhorne Manor Borough, Lower Southampton Township and Penndel Borough, and part of Middletown and Northampton townships. 

“I am blessed to be the son of a single working mother who taught me how to fight for what’s right,” Moffa said. “I was surrounded by the worst of what poverty can do, but I also learned how good government can help — a lot.” 

Moffa has lived in Bucks County for nearly 20 years, and served under Republican and Democratic administrations in Lower Makefield and Penndel, working on a wide variety of issues ranging from farmland preservation to hearing zoning appeals, to commercial revitalization. He was a founding member of a new chapter of the Lions Club. Moffa was on Penndel’s Borough Council from 2018 through last year, where he served as vice president and led efforts to cut property taxes two years in a row. 

An award-winning newspaper reporter/editor, Moffa has been a manager and publisher for the same small publishing business for the past 17 years. 

“I’m running for State Representative because I have the bipartisan leadership experience this district needs to address today’s complex issues,” Moffa said. 

Moffa said he will fight for the needs of the neighborhoods in the 142nd, while addressing pressing statewide issues. 

“On the state level, I’m determined to defend women’s reproductive rights, and the rights of our voters to have unfettered access to the ballot box,” said Moffa. “And I’m focused on fully funding public education; protecting our environment; and ensuring access to affordable, quality healthcare for all.”

Cyril Mychalejko

Cyril Mychalejko

Cyril Mychalejko is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bucks County Beacon. Read his columns on Sundays and follow him on Twitter.

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