A Lower Bucks County politician officially kicked off her campaign for state senate.
State Rep. Tina Davis, the Democrat who represents the 141st Legislative District, kicked off her campaign for the state Senate on Saturday morning at a hall in Hulmeville. Davis is running in the Sixth State Senate District, which is currently occupied by Republican Tommy Tomlinson, who has represented the district for 23 years.
The Sixth State Senate District covers Bensalem, Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, Ivyland, Langhorne, Langhorne Manor, Lower Southampton, Middletown, Northampton, Penndel, Hulmville, Warwick and Wrightstown.
Lisa Procz, the leader of BucksMont Inclusive and Progressive, spoke before Davis at the kickoff. Procz emphasized the importance of Harrisburg in political discussions.
“This year is making what seemed to be impossible not only possible, but probable,” Procz said, pointing to the Eagles’ Super Bowl win.
Throughout her time in office, Procz explained, Davis has been a champion for women, children, working families, union laborers and many more people and groups.
“Last year, a mistake was made and a showman was elected as president of the United States,” said Jonathain Saibel, the former Philadelphia controller. “This year, we’re going to elect qualified men and women.”
When Davis took the microphone, the Bristol Township resident took the opportunity to connect to the standing room only crowd.
“I know what it feels like to be on the bottom, and every single one of you have a story,” Davis said, pointing to the importance of listening to her constituents’ stories and legislating to help real people with real problems.
Davis took the opportunity to seize a sensitive issue just days after a shooting left 17 dead in Florida.
“I am a supporter of the Second Amendment and believe that everybody has the right to bear arms as long as there are sensible gun laws in place,” Davis said.
“There are so many things that I could talk about today, but I just want you to know that I appreciate all of you,” Davis said to crowd.
“I feel strongly that I can win this race,” Davis said.
According to Davis, Tomlinson has not voted in line with his constituents’ feelings on vital issues. With a more prominent seat, Davis says that she wants to bring more grant money and resources to the district.