No Pressure, But Bucks County Democrats Tap Jim Prokopiak to Save the Party’s Majority in Pennsylvania’s State House 

All eyes across the Commonwealth will be on February’s special election for the 140th House District in Lower Bucks.
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Jim Prokopiak secured the endorsement of the Bucks County Democratic Committee last week in his bid for the state representative seat in the 140th House District.

The seat, recently vacated by John Galloway, who resigned after being elected magisterial district judge for Falls Township in November, will trigger a special election February 13 that holds heightened significance if Democrats aim to retain the majority in the Pennsylvania state house.

State Representative Tina Davis, Chair of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee and a member of House leadership, noted the significance of the upcoming special election.

“With a 101-101 split in the PA House, this special election is critical to Democrats’ ability to maintain our majority and continue delivering for Pennsylvanians,” she said.

Prokopiak will face off against the Republican Party nominee, Candace Cabanas, in a contest that will be decided by voters in the 140th House District. The district comprises Bristol, parts of Bristol Township, Falls Township, parts of Middletown Township, parts of Morrisville, and Tullytown.

“Jim’s long history of public service and dedication to his community make him the ideal candidate for this important seat,” said Senator Steve Santarsiero, Chair of the Bucks County Democrats.

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Santarsiero also highlighted Prokopiak’s tenacity in fighting for the people of lower Bucks County. “He will be a fierce advocate for our shared values in Harrisburg, and I look forward to supporting him in securing victory on February 13th.”

Prokopiak has a long history of public service. “As a local elected official for over a decade, I have worked on solving problems, both as a Falls Township Supervisor and a Pennsbury School Board member,” he said, while emphasizing that not all problems can be solved at the local level.

As a state representative, Prokopiak believes he will have the ability to bring about change.

“For too many people, the American dream is drifting further away – housing and healthcare are too expensive, and many jobs don’t provide for those basic needs,” he said. “Our schools are not properly funded, and college and technical training are too expensive.”

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Jenny Stephens

Jenny Stephens is a freelance journalist who has written for a variety of publications, including The Reporter. An avid collector of all things vintage, she resides in the Philadelphia area.

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