Democratic Candidates

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Joe Biden



Madeleine Dean*

Josh Shapiro*

Christina Hartman*

Joe Torsella*

Vincent Hughes*




























House District 151

Jonathan Kassa*

Jonathan and Cathy Kassa, married for over 22 years, are proud residents of Montgomery Township since 2001.They have raised two children in the North Penn School District, run a small business, volunteered in community organizations and developed a passion for public service. Jonathan graduated from Penn State University with an undergraduate degree in History, and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Villanova University where he served as an adjunct instructor and as Emeritus MPA Department Advisory Board member. He is also a board member of Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) Bucks County. 
Jonathan was a senior executive who directed juvenile justice, social service and education programs at a multi-state nonprofit organization. Now, for over the past decade, Jonathan has led national initiatives to increase campus community safety and victim advocacy. He most recently partnered with other national experts to found a company that leverages technology to increase equity and transform accountability and efficiencies in campus crime reporting. Previously he served as a national director at North America’s largest security services provider. As executive director of a national nonprofit dedicated to safer campuses that influenced major legislation, he was entered as a “valuable leader in campus safety” in the 2008 (HR) Congressional Record.
Jonathan serves as a Director on the North Penn School District Board where he serves as Chair of the Facilities & Operations and Safe Schools committees. He has led transformative initiatives in comprehensive school safety strategies, innovative tax-payer relief for seniors, full-day kindergarten, and investments to improve the climate of learning and quality of facilities across the district. He has been a leader for transparency and genuine engagement with all members of the community by having board meetings and forums in the communities where people reside and increasing board accessibility.
Jonathan has shown not only the ability to win, but the ability to get things done and be accountable once an election is over. Working in such professional and volunteer capacities prepared Jonathan for the challenging give and take of public service. In every endeavor Jonathan has undertaken, every effort to improve life locally and in the wider world, he has learned one fundamental lesson about building consensus: common sense is not political.

House District 152

Nancy Guenst*


In 2007, Nancy felt a calling to public service and ran for Hatboro Council, the governing body for her hometown that had been controlled by Republicans for decades. She won and served 2 terms before running for Mayor and becoming the first female Mayor in Hatboro's history in 2017. When elected State Representative, she will continue to fight for our democratic values. 

In 1976, Nancy entered the US Army and honorably served her country at Field Station Berlin as an analyst and German translator. As a veteran, she understands the challenges that 

veterans face in life after service. As your State Representative, she will fight to protect PA's veterans and will push to secure more funding for veterans' healthcare and benefits.

Nancy was the youngest of 5 children in a working class family. She was raised in a loving and nurturing home. From a young age, her mother taught her the importance of giving back to her community.  She will fight for our Democratic values in the House.  Nancy has been married to her husband, Steve for 25 years and has one son, Alexander.

House District 153

Ben Sanchez*

Ben Sanchez is the current State representative for the 153rd Legislative District. Ben is a lifelong resident of this district, a graduate of Abington Senior High School, Villanova University and Temple Law. He knows this community well and has shown the ability and dedication to represent the hardworking residents of Upper Dublin and Abington in Harrisburg.

Ben supports common-sense gun safety legislation, such as universal background checks and gun violence restraining orders, that will make all Pennsylvanians safer. He has been designated a common sense candidate by Ceasefire PA and is ready to take on the NRA in Harrisburg.

Additionally, Ben believes that cost should never be a barrier to accessing the health care we need. As your state representative, Ben will work to expand access to affordable, quality health care for all Pennsylvanians, control rising health insurance premiums, provide consumers with greater transparency when purchasing insurance and medical services and pass legislation to encourage better patient outcomes and healthier communities.