Friday, October 15, 2010

2010 Bux - Mont. Voting Guide

Welcome to the 2010 Mid-Term Election Guide. Our guide with canidate position, name and profile has been compiled with information from, and candidates websites.The 2010 edition covers all the candidates that represent the Bucks & Montgomery county area.

Position: United States Senator

Joe Sestak (Campaign Website)

Party: Democratic

Occupation: U.S. Congressman
  • Former 3-Star Admiral, 31-year distinguished military career
  • Commanded the George Washington carrier battle group (30 ships, 15,000 Sailors/Marines/SEALs) that conducted combat operations in Afghanistan & Iraq
  • After 9/11, first Director of "Deep Blue" - the Navy's anti-terrorism unit
  • Earned a PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University
  • Graduated from the US Naval Academy (2nd in his class)
  • Grew up in Delaware County and attended Cardinal O'Hara High School with his brother and 6 sisters (and where his Mom taught math)
  • Economic Security
  • Health Security
  • National Security

Pat Toomey (Campaign Website)

Party: Republican
Occupation: Small Business Operator
  • Former congressional representative 1998-2004
  • Attended LaSalle University and then graduated from Harvard
  • President, Club for Growth, a conservative political action committee (2005-2009)
  • Grew up in Providence, Rhode Island in a working class catholic family
  • Toomey is married with 3 children

  • Economy

Position: United States Congressional Representative

District 8 (Map of the 8th District)

Michael G. Fitzpatrick (Campaign Website)

Party: Republican

Occupation: Lawyer
  • Represented 8th district for one term, lost to Pat Murphy in 2006
  • After losing 2006 election he held job at a Bucks County law firm
  • In 2008 was diagnosed with colon cancer, doctors reported it went into remission in late 2008
  • Involved with the Boy Scouts and many other local civic organizations
  • Attended St. Thomas University and Dickinson School of Law
  • Married and his 6 young children

Patrick J. Murphy (Campaign Website)

Party: Democratic

Occupation: Congressman 8th District
  • Former member of the US Army deployed in Bosnia and Iraq
  • Awarded Bronze Star for his tour in Iraq
  • Took lead in fight against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
  • Married and has two young children
  • Attended Bucks County Community College, Kings College and Widner University

District 13(Map of the 13th District)

Carson Dee "Dee" Adcock (Campaign Website)

Party: Republican

Occupation: President, W.W. Adcock

  • BA in Economics
  • Past Chairman of Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
  • Past Chairman of Urban Family Council
  • Past President of WINDO
  • Vice-Chairman Liberty U.S.O.
  • Married with three adult sons


  • economy
  • jobs
  • health care
Allyson Y. Schwartz (Campaign Website)

Party: Democratic

Occupation: US Representative

  • Member, Ways and Means Committee
  • Vice Chair, House Budget Committee
  • Married and has two adult sons
  • Ensuring that economic recovery reaches all Americans
  • Putting Americans back to work
  • Investing in our nation's future in a responsible way

Position: Pennsylvania Governor

Tom Corbett (Campaign Website)

Party: Republican
Occupation: Attorney General
  • Captain, Pennsylvania National Guard 28th Infantry Division
  • Undergraduate Degree from Lebanon Valley College
  • History and Civics teacher at Pine Grove Area High School
  • Law Degree from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas
  • Corbett is married and has two children


  • More Jobs, Less Taxes
  • Expanding Pennsylvania's Economy
  • Government Reform

Dan Onorato (Campaign Website)

Party: Democratic

Occupation: Allegheny County Executive
  • B.S. Accounting, Penn State
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • J.D. University of Pittsburgh, School of Law
  • Onorato is married with three children

  • Making PA the Leader in Next-Generation Jobs and Helping Our Core Industries Grow
  • Delivering Honest, Accountable Government Pennsylvanians Deserve
  • Promoting Smart and Sustainable Growth
After the jump we have more races...

    Position: State Senator

    District 6 (Map of 6th District)

    Bryan Allen (Campaign Website)

    Party: Democratic

    Occupation: Legislative Aide
    • Bensalem Township Councilman (2006-2009)
    • Board of Trustees, School Lane Charter School, Former Member
    • B.A., Bloomsburg University
    • Education Funding reform - elimination of the local school real estate tax
    • Legislative compensation reform
    • Job creation

    Robert Tommy Tomlinson (Campaign Website)

    Party: Republican

    Occupation: State Senator District 6
    • Previously member of the PA House
    • Served as Director of the Bensalem School District
    • Member, Joint Legislative Air & Water Pollution Control & Conservation Committee
    • Board of Trustees, Bucks County Community College
    District 12 (Map of 12th District)

    Ruth S. Damsker (Campaign Website)

    Party: Democratic
    • Montgomery County Commissioner, 2000-2008
    • Cheltenham Finance Officer and Township Controller, 1990-2001
    • B.S.W., Temple University
    • Widowed with four children

    • Jobs/Economic Development
    • Government Efficiency
    • Generate revenue by fixing loopholes

    Stewart J. Greenleaf (Campaign Website)

    Party: Republican

    Occupation: State Senator District 12
    • Assistant District Attorney, Montgomery County, 1970-1977
    • Married with four children
    • Greater Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce
    • Montgomery County Bar Association
    • Optimist Club of Eastern Montgomery County
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association

    • Jobs
    • Affordable Healthcare
    • Reforming State Government

    Position: State Representative

    District 18 – Lower Southampton

    Gene Digirolamo (Campaign Website)

    Party: Republican

    Occupation: State Rep. District 18

    District 29 – Upper Southampton, Warminster

    Bernie O'Neill (Campaign Website)

    Party: Republican

    Occupation: State Rep. District 18
    • Migrant Program Consultant and Counselor, Bucks County Intermediate Unit No. 22
    • Deputy State Constable, Warminster Township
    • Special Education Teacher, William Tennent High School, Centennial School District
    • Blood Drive Coordinator, American Red Cross
    • Associated Humane Society Member
    • Married with no children

    Frank Feinberg (Campaign Website)

    Party: Democratic

    Occupation: Self Employed
    • International Sales Manager, ExxonMobil Corporation, 1999-2000
    • Global Business Manager, Mobil Oil Corporation, 1981-1999
    • Aerospace Engineer, United States Naval Propulsion Center, 1971-1981
    • Married with three children
    • Member, Rotary, 2008-present
    • Member, Chamber of Commerce, Buxmont, Pennsylvania, 2009-present
    • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1970- present
    District 142 – Lower Southampton

    Frank Farry (Campaign Website)

    Party: Republican

    Occupation: State Rep. District 142
    • Single
    • Attorney, Jackson, Cook, Caracappa, and Bloom, 2000-present
    • Volunteer Firefighter/Chief, Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company, 1990-present
    • Assistant Township Manager, Middletown Township, 2000-2008

    John Toth - No Website

    Party: Democratic

    District 152 – Hatboro, Bryn Athyn, Lower Moreland, Upper Moreland

    Robert H. McGuckin (Campaign Website)

    Party: Democratic

    • JD, Law, The Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, 2004
    • BA, Politics, Ursinus College, 2000
    • Married, one child
    • Attorney, KingLaird, P.C

    Thomas P. Murt (Campaign Website)

    Party: Republican

    Occupation: State Rep. District 152
    • Assistant Coordinator, Counseling and Advising Center at Penn State University’s Abington campus
    • Staff Sergeant, United States Army Reserve
    • Director, Upper Moreland School District
    • Founder, Upper Moreland Historical Association
    • Coach, Upper Moreland Little League
    • Coach, Upper Moreland Soccer Club

    District 178 (Map) – Northampton

    Scott A. Petri (Campaign Website)

    Party: Republican

    Occupation: State Rep. District 178
    • Married, one child
    • President, Scott Petri and Associates, Professional Corporation, 2004-present
    • Attorney/Partner, Liederbach, Hahn, Foy and Petri, Professional Corporation, 1985-2004
    • JD, Villanova University, 1985
    • BA, Political Science/English, Washington and Jefferson College, 1982

    David Apfelbaum - No Website

    Party: Democratic


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