Debbie Wachspress, Lower Makefield Township resident, will announce her candidacy to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District which encompasses all of Bucks County and a section of Montgomery County. The press is invited to join her close friends and family as she makes this announcement on Wednesday, July 10th.

Currently a Pennsbury School Board Director serving in her second term, Deb worked for the past two years as Director of Relationship Development at The Peace Center, a Bucks County nonprofit which teaches children and adults skills in non-violent conflict resolution and how to stand up to bullying. In 2017, Deb co-founded Lower Bucks Indivisible, part of a national grassroots movement to elect new leaders, realize bold policies, rebuild our democracy, and defeat the Trump agenda.

Previously, Deb worked for the Boys & Girls Club of Trenton as Director of Community Engagement where she recruited mentors and tutors for at-risk youth, and helped raise funds to build a new youth development center. In response to the mass shooting at Columbine High School, she became a statewide leader for the Million Mom March that took place in Washington, DC in 2000 to advocate for gun violence prevention measures.

Deb earned her bachelor’s degree in political science at Rutgers University, followed by a master’s degree in political science and public policy at Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics. She and her husband Dan moved to Bucks County in 2002 and then raised their three children there.

For more information regarding Deb’s priorities for the country and her community in PA District 1, please visit her website at