Who am I?
As a local official since 2006, Tina Davis has been personally involved in many economic development projects, meeting with dozens of companies and urging them to locate to Lower Bucks County. She aided in the creation of a Keystone Opportunity Zone on a major vacant property to attract new business. Tina worked with county, state and federal agencies to win grants and economic assistance for her community and implemented the only township funded program in Bucks County to aid homeowners who are facing foreclosure.
Tina is a 1983 graduate of LaSalle University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Science. Working as a real estate agent for many years, she is currently a small business owner and, along with her husband, Jim, is raising three school-aged children.
In addition to serving as a Bristol Township Council member, Tina has volunteered for many causes including serving as a Big Sister, basketball coach, room mom, Girl Scout and American Cancer Society volunteer, as well as a Democratic Committee person.
Why am I running?
Tina is running because after five years as a local official, she wants to do more to help her community. She hopes to follow in the footsteps of Rep. Anthony Melio. We are running a people-powered campaign intent on bringing real reform to Harrisburg. We want to bring a fresh face, a fresh perspective, and new ideas to the district and to the state.
1) Jobs. We can't say it enough. People in the district are hurting, and we want to attract jobs to the area. This will be done in two ways. First, we want to attract large businesses to the area. Second, we want to support small businesses, including start ups.
2) Property Taxes. This is one tax Democrats everywhere should be against, because it is simply unfair. It is literally making people lose their homes. We support eliminating school property taxes on primary residences, and replacing that funding with stable funding from the state. Some of this funding will come from common-sense solutions, such as expanding PA's 6% sales tax to include Candy and Gum.
3) honest, Open Government. Tina has worked hard to bring open government to Bristol Township. Tina voted for a township wide forensic audit of all finances and expenditures. At the conclusion of the audit, the results were made available to everyone in the township. Tina was successful in having the township retain a professional search firm to assist with the hiring of a new Township Manager. She hopes to bring this ethic statewide, and is in support of a Constitutional Convention.
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My Campaign is People Powered!
In the primary, we got started a little late. There were already two other Democrats in the race, and many wrote us off. However, my friends, family, and people we hadn't even met rallied around us. This was demonstrated in two way. First, we received a lot of donations from small donors, many of which were $25 dollar contributions. We took our message to the local party, and they endorsed us due to the efforts of our many ardent supporters.
But besides our small donors and volunteers, you had to have seen election day. We had people of all stripes and backgrounds coming out to turn out the vote for Tina. And it worked! We won the primary with 56% of the vote in a three way race, no small feat.