“My record here at home shows exactly what kind of Representative I will be: someone who focuses on finding common ground and common sense solutions.”
DOYLESTOWN, PA – Local community leader and Doylestown Borough Councilman Joe Flood today announced that he will be running for State Representative in the 143rd Legislative District being vacated by Marguerite Quinn as she runs for State Senate. Flood, a Republican, has been elected and re-elected in deep blue Doylestown Borough, including in the 2017 Democratic wave election, because of his proven independence from partisan politics and focus on getting results that help the people he represents.
“I believe politics have no place in government or public service, and have lived by that belief. That is why I have worked with people of all political parties to address issues and be a strong voice for their concerns,” Flood said. “As Representative, I will continue to bring this common sense approach to governing so I am better able to help everyone in the 143rd District.”
Flood’s record as a Borough Councilman is one that balances fiscal discipline, increasing government transparency, and addressing local issues.
He is helping keep water rates in his community among the lowest in Bucks County as Chair of the Water Utility. Flood led the successful fight to live stream Council meetings on Facebook and continues to work for televised meetings. He is also a leader in the effort to address the opioid epidemic gripping the state, and improving public and neighborhood safety.
“My record here at home shows exactly what kind of Representative I will be: someone who focuses on finding common ground and common sense solutions,” Flood continued. “Whether it is making education a top priority in the state budget, pushing for budgets that focus on priorities while respecting taxpayers, working for economic and job growth, supporting initiatives that protect our environmental assets, or any other issue, I will always ask a simple question: what is best for the people I serve?”
Flood, who has made transparency in government a focus of his local service, said this will continue if he makes it to Harrisburg.
“I believe nothing is more important to ensuring that government works for the people than transparency. That’s why I will fight for a more aggressive open records law, more information being available on the internet for citizen review, and more communication between elected officials and those they serve,” Flood explained.
Outside of his service as a Councilman, Flood is known as a deeply committed and active community volunteer. He is a member of groups including the KenCrest Center (Board member and Secretary), Bucks County Down Syndrome Interest Group, Discover Doylestown, and served as the Council Representative on the Central Bucks Senior Task Force.
Flood, a Central Bucks East graduate, has lived in our community for more than 40 years. He has lived in Doylestown Borough for more than 20 years, and with his wife, Susan, is raising their two children, both of whom attend public school.
“Politics today is simply out-of-control. Too many people want to fight instead of focusing on finding solutions to the challenges we face. That needs to stop if we want to make progress which helps everyone, and I am committed to changing the discourse in politics that is holding us back,” Flood stated.