Doylestown, PA – The Bucks County Republican Committee today announced its team of recommended candidates for the 2023 County Elections.
Over the last several weeks, regional meetings of local Republican Committeepeople were held to screen candidates for Court of Common Pleas, County Commissioner, Register of Wills, Treasurer, Clerk of Courts, and Corner, and to vote on their recommendation.
These regional votes were confirmed by a vote of the Executive Committee, made up of representatives from across Bucks County. The candidates listed below earned the overwhelming support of the Bucks County Republican Committee.
“We are proud to recommend to the voters of Bucks County this qualified, experienced and dedicated team of candidates,” said Bucks County GOP Chair Patricia Poprik. “Our strong ticket of candidates is ready to get to work protecting our community, supporting our families, and restoring fiscal discipline to county government.”
Bucks County Court of Common Pleas – Matt Weintraub
Matt Weintraub (Doylestown Twp), a Bucks County native with over a quarter-century of experience as a prosecutor, has tried over 100 criminal cases, including the successful prosecution of the killers of teenager Grace Packer and musician Danny DeGennaro. He was also instrumental in bringing Cosmo DiNardo to justice for murdering four young men in Solebury Township.
As District Attorney, he has also worked with community partners to combat the opioid epidemic and to reduce the overall number of prosecutions by diverting more offenders into treatment programs at the earliest stages of the justice system. Matt’s clear mission is the relentless pursuit of justice and keeping Bucks County families safe.
County Commissioner – Gene DiGirolamo
Gene DiGirolamo (Bensalem Twp) has served as Bucks County Commissioner since his election in 2019. During his first term, Commissioner DiGirolamo has delivered results for Bucks County families on the issues that matter most.
Continuing his decades-long advocacy on behalf of drug treatment and prevention programs, Commissioner DiGirolamo was selected to represent Southeastern PA on the Pennsylvania Opioid Misuse and Addiction Abatement Trust.
Additionally, Commissioner DiGirolamo was instrumental in providing security at the County’s Election Drop Boxes. By championing the policy that each Drop Box is monitored by a camera, and staffed by ballot clerks, Commissioner DiGirolamo has helped to protect the integrity of our local elections.
Finally, Commissioner DiGirolamo has been a voice for fiscal responsibility on the Board of Commissioners, fighting to protect hard-earned taxpayer dollars.
Prior to serving as County Commissioner, DiGirolamo served as Bensalem Township Auditor and spent 25 years representing the 18th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
County Commissioner – Pamela Van Blunk
Pamela Van Blunk (Doylestown Twp) currently serves as Bucks County Controller acting as the fiscal watchdog on behalf of taxpayers.
Pam believes that Bucks County families deserve someone fighting for them each and every day. As Controller, she has seen firsthand the challenges we face as a County.
From holding county government accountable and promoting responsible economic growth, to combating the opioid crisis and keeping our streets safe, Pam is committed to making Bucks County an even better place to live, work and raise our families.
Before taking office, she was, and is, an experienced litigation attorney. Pam graduated from law school as a single mother with three young children, graduating cum laude from Widener University’s Delaware Law School. She received her B.S. from Rutgers University Newark College of Arts and Sciences.
Treasurer – Sherry Labs
Sherry Labs (Plumstead Twp) has served her community for the past 26 years as Tax Collector. A leader both in the County and State Tax Collector Associations, Sherry has worked diligently for the taxpayers of Bucks County. Sherry has previously served as the Second Deputy in the County Treasurers office and will bring experience and professionalism to the office.
Register of Wills – Robyn Goodnoe
Robyn Goodnoe (Richland Twp) brings to the race nearly a decade of county experience in County government, including 5 years working in the Register of Wills office. During a routine audit of the Department, by the Pennsylvania office of the Auditor General, the report had the following finding “Robyn’s records are superb”. Robyn will bring this same professionalism and attention to detail to the position of County Register of Wills.
Clerk of Courts – Jeff Hall-Gale
Jeff Hall-Gale (Lower Makefield Twp) is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. After graduating from Villanova University School of Law, Jeff clerked for a Franklin/Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge where he gained valuable knowledge about the workings of Pennsylvania’s court system. Jeff is a former investigator for the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Ethics, and currently works in private practice at an area law firm.
Coroner – Charles Stockert
Charles “Chuck” Stockert (Hilltown Twp) is a former Deputy Coroner in the Bucks County Coroner’s office where he earned numerous state and national certifications. Chuck has spent his life in service to his community, including as a local fire Chief, EMT, and police officer in Telford and Franconia. He also has experience working for Steeley Funeral Home providing compassionate care for grieving families. Chuck will bring an intimate knowledge of the County Coroner’s office, as well as decades of public service.
These recommended candidates will be joined on the ballot by statewide candidates Judge Carolyn Carluccio for PA Supreme Court, Judge Harry Smail Jr. and Maria Battista for PA Superior Court, and Megan Martin for Commonwealth Court. Candidates for statewide office were endorsed at a meeting of the Republican State Committee in early February.