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2023 Democratic Candidates

Pennridge School Board Director

Leah Foster Rash

Bedminster Township

Joseph Cepparulo

Bedminster Township Supervisor
Joe Cepparullo for Bedminster Township Supervior

About Joseph Cepparulo

Joe was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia and moved to Bucks County when he was 12. Him and his wife, Brittany, moved to Bedminster in 2017, where they share a home with their two active daughters, Norah and Maeve. 

Joe has dedicated most of his adult life to public service. He currently works for the County of Bucks, in the Tax Claim Bureau, and has been there for 8 years. Joe graduated from Alvernia University in 2011 with a double major in History and Political Science and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from the University of West Georgia.  

When not chasing his two daughters around, Joe enjoys fishing and watching all four Philly sports teams. Joe is currently a Bedminster Committee member, and the Treasurer of the PA 143rd Democratic Assembly.

Michael O'Shea

Bedminster Township Auditor

About Michael O'Shea

My wife, Jeanne, and I moved to Bedminster 15 yrs ago where we have a small farm that is currently home to 3 sheep, 5 chickens and a dog.  At that time, we acquired Wild Birds Unlimited – a small retail bird food shop, located in Buckingham.  In our 12 yrs of management there, we doubled annual revenue.  Before that, we both worked at IBM for more than 25 yrs.  Born and raised in Illinois, I am 1 of 8 children.  My father was a Republican and my mother a Democrat.  They loved each other for 50 yrs (when my Dad passed).  My family is nearly split down the middle between Republican/Democrat and I LOVE my family.  I believe the bonds between family, friends and neighbors are stronger than political party affiliation.

Gitana Wasserman

Bedminster Township Auditor

Sellersville Borough

Sean Brennan

Dublin Borough Council (Vote for 3)
Sean Brennan for Dublin Borough Council

About Sean Brennan

My name is Sean Brennan and I am running for Dublin Borough Council. I have been a resident of Dublin for 17 years. I have 2 boys in Pennridge High School who I coached in basketball, soccer, and baseball at Deep Run throughout the years. I graduated from Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, PA where I also met my wife Nicole. I have worked for Movers Specialty Service in Montgomeryville for 7 years as Customer Accounting Representative. I am also a basketball referee in the local community. Huge fan of the Dublin community and looking forward to getting out there talking to the people to make this place even better. 

Tim Hayes

Dublin Borough Council (Vote for 3)
Tim Hayes for Dublin Borough Council

About Tim Hayes

Tim has been a resident of Dublin Borough for eight years. He received his Bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in criminal justice from Temple University, and will be receiving his Master of Public Administration from West Chester University in December. He attended Central Bucks West, as well as Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT), where he became certified in firefighting and incident management.
Tim currently works as a Policy Analyst for a statewide environmental nonprofit, advocating for equitable and transformative legislation in Harrisburg. He also serves on the board of directors for Friends of Peace Valley Nature Center. Tim regularly volunteers at the nature center and with organizations across Bucks County, helping with trail maintenance, invasive weed removal, trash cleanups, and tree plantings.
Prior to his environmental work, Tim served our commonwealth and country as a Fire Control Specialist in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for six years, earning multiple awards and medals, including two Pennsylvania Service Ribbons. In 2019, Tim was elected to Dublin Borough Council at the age of 21, making him the youngest person elected in Dublin’s history, as well as the first openly LGBTQ+ person. As Councilman, he has advocated for increased environmental sustainability, funding for first responders, and responsible community development.

Keeley Rosenthal

Dublin Borough Council (Vote for 3)
Keeley Rosenthal for Dublin Borough Council

About Keeley Rosenthal

Keeley Rosenthal has worked in the field of Social Work for the last 15 years.  After graduation from Temple University with her BSW, she went on to study at Monmouth University getting her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration on International & Community Development.  Along with working among immigrant families within the United States, she currently is a Mental Health Delegate for The Office of Behavioral Health serving the County of Bucks since 2017.  She is a member of the Bucks County Suicide Prevention Taskforce, the co-chair of the Hoarding Taskforce, and a member of the Central Bucks Negotiator Team for special responses.  She is passionate about the importance of the crucial roles our first responders play to keep our communities safe.  Environmental sustainability as well has always been important to her, investigating ways to grow communities and families that function within the communities we live in a healthy way is one of her goals for Dublin Borough, as she raises her two daughters Nina (9) and Penelope (6) along with her husband Ed Rosenthal.    

Hilltown Township

Joe Metzinger

Hilltown Township Supervisor
Joseph Metzinger for Hilltown Township Supervisor

About Joseph Metzinger

Joe, his wife Kaitlyn, and their five children are proud to call
Hilltown home. Joe, a Penn State graduate, has over 15 years
of professional experience leading finance and accounting
teams in demanding businesses. He also serves on the board
of directors for a large nonprofit focused on mental health
and homeless services in the Philadelphia region.


Accountability and Transparency
• Encouraging more community involvement in township decisions
• Building open and responsive communication channels

Responsible Development
• Preserving the unique rural suburban beauty of Hilltown
• Respecting individual’s property rights
• Detailed, balanced and open evaluation of development

Financial Leadership
• Rigorous and constant evaluation of township finances
• Maximizing impact while minimizing the need for our tax dollars

Perkasie Borough

Janet Potts

Perkasie Borough Council Ward 1
Janet Potts for Perkasie Borough Ward 1

About Janet Potts

Janet has been an enthusiastic resident of Perkasie for the last 5+ years. Her roots trace back to Reading, PA, where she grew up with her parents and younger sister. Together with Jason, her husband of eight years, she shares her home with three rescues: Ridley and Maisie, their two dogs, and Nala, their cat. Janet and Jason volunteer their time as host parents to exchange students, most recently hosting a high school senior from the Czech Republic.
Professionally, Janet has spent 11+ years working in Human Resources. She is currently the Director of HR and Organizational Development at EMG Graphics, a small, family owned company headquartered in Tulsa, OK. Her academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Millersville University and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Florida International University.
Outside of Janet’s professional life, you’ll likely find her amidst the great outdoors. An avid ultrarunner, mountain biker, and rock and ice climber, she, along with her husband, leads a weekly community run for all paces, distances, and abilities on the Perkasie trail every Tuesday evening. She welcomes more people in the community to join!

Robin Schilling

Perkasie Borough Council Ward 2 (Vote for 2)
Robin Schilling for Perkasie Borough 2

About Robin Schilling

Robin was born and raised on a small farm in Perkasie, just outside the borough, graduating from Pennridge High School. She is honored to be on the Pennridge Wall of Fame, recognized for her academic, work and volunteer achievements.

With a Master’s in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from SBS – Swiss Business School, Robin is currently serving as President of the Perkasie Towne Improvement Association, a board member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church’s Congregational Leadership Board, and just finished serving as a board member for the Pennridge Community Relief Fund. She enjoys playing piano and violin at church, as well as organizing a monthly jazz ensemble for kids through adults.

Outside of volunteering in the community and at church, Robin works as a global technology product manager, leading, developing, and implementing software across multiple departments and organizations in compliance with both local and global regulations. Previously she worked in similar positions for both the federal government and in public sector consulting in Washington DC and Stuttgart, Germany.

Since moving back to Perkasie in 2016, Robin resides on 9th St with her husband, Martin Franke and two cats, Spencer and Bootsie. Keep an eye out for them walking through the streets and parks, enjoying the nature and all the wonderful things Perkasie has to offer. This fall, you can find them at the Farmer’s Market most Saturdays, helping with games at First Fridays, selling raffles at Fall Fest, and pre-selling the annual Perkasie Christmas tree ornament at the last Farmer’s market.

Kelly Laustsen

Perkasie Borough Council Ward 2 (Vote for 2)

About Kelly Laustsen

You might recognize Kelly Laustsen as a ringleader of Perkasie First Fridays or the Healthy Kids Running Series. You may shop at her store on 7th Street or attend her book club.  But if you attend Perkasie Borough Council meetings, you will know her as the Executive Director of the Perkasie Towne Improvement Association and a member of the Planning Commission.  Now she is hoping to earn her own spot on council in the 2023 municipal election.

Jeremy Wano

Perkasie Borough Council Ward 3
Jeremy Wano for Perkasie Borough Ward 3

About Jeremy Wano

Jeremy has proudly called Perkasie Borough home for nearly four years. He cherishes his role as the husband to a local educator and as a loving father to their two young children.

His educational accolades are numerous. He holds:

  • A Bachelor’s in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh, with minors in Chemistry and Economics.
  • A Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, where he distinguished himself, graduating in the top 10 of his class.
  • A Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was hand chosen for a state and local government fellowship.
  • A Master’s in Business Administration from the renowned Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.

Professionally, Jeremy is a business leader as the Head of Customer Experience Programs at Dandy. This innovative digital dental tech startup, recognized as one of LinkedIn’s premier startups, is at the forefront of transforming the dental industry. With Jeremy’s leadership and expertise, they’re crafting a seamless digital dental lab experience aimed at enhancing the impact of dental practices on their patients. He also commits time to Perkasie Borough through his appointment to the Perkasie Borough Planning Commission, where he has served since January 2023.

Before venturing into the corporate world, Jeremy dedicated 12 years to the US Navy. Serving as a general dentist, he took on the challenging role of being the lead dental planner for a strategic 6-month humanitarian mission across five countries in Southeast Asia. His ability to navigate and bridge national, political, and cultural divides is a testament to his leadership and adaptability.

Outside of the Navy, Jeremy’s passion for community and service extended to business operations and strategy consulting. His notable contributions span multiple sectors: from an international NGO championing children’s rights and equity for girls, to the Department of Defense, and even to non-profit organizations specializing in hospice and palliative care.

Sellersville Borough

Jim Hull

Sellersville Borough Council (Vote for 2)

David O'Donnell

Sellersville Borough Council (Vote for 2)

West Rockhill Township

Ada Miller

West Rockhill Township Supervisor
Ada Miller for West Rockhill Township Supervisor

About Ada Miller

Ada is a lifelong resident of Sellersville and West Rockhill, a graduate of Harcum College, and mother of two children. A now retired Pediatric Occupational Therapy practitioner, Ada continued to give back to the local community, serving on committees that improved the lives of West Rock residents.

When concerns were raised over the impacts of a proposed asphalt plant, Ada was asked to serve on the township’s Ad Hoc committee and investigated the problem on behalf of the community.

Ada also served on the Pennridge School Board, where she found common ground and supported sensible, bipartisan solutions. She also contributed to Special Board Committees, such as the Contract Negotiating Committee, and Superintendent Search Committee. As a member of the Upper Bucks County Technical School (JOC) board, Ada oversaw $23 Million in renovations and program expansion. She also served as the Board President for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU).

Ada currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Bucks County Behavioral Health/Developmental Programs Advisory Board and resides in West Rockhill Township with her husband Jim Miller, and daughter, Ada.