NEWTOWN >> Ryan Gallagher, local attorney and former Newtown Township Supervisor, is running for State Representative in the 31st Legislative District.
“The past year has shown that too many elected officials on both sides of the aisle are more interested in partisan politics and fighting than achieving results. It’s time for new leadership focused on building consensus and putting politics aside to do what is right,” Gallagher said. “As a former local elected official, I worked with people of all political parties to move my community forward, and I will do the same as State Representative.”
Gallagher, 41, is a local Attorney and licensed Realtor. A lifelong resident of our area, he graduated from the Council Rock School District and earned a Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law. He and his wife Angelina, who is a Registered Nurse, have two young children who attend school in the Council Rock School District. Along with his past service as a Township Supervisor, Gallagher gives his time to local organizations and charities.
“I’m a husband and a father of two young children. I go to work everyday focused on working hard to make a better life for them. I think we deserve leaders who will do the same instead of continuing the political games we are all sick of,” Gallagher said. “That means working for strong schools, public safety, affordable taxes, new jobs, a clean environment, and more.”
Gallagher pointed to his accomplishments as a local Supervisor as evidence of his effectiveness. That list includes things such as:
- Holding the line on taxes, including during economically unsettled times;
- Improving his township’s park and recreation system;
- Improving roadways and critical infrastructure;
- Creating the Economic Development and Veterans Committees in his township;
- Ushering in hundreds of millions of dollars in private economic development projects; and,
- Improving public safety by providing police, fire, and first responders with needed financial support.
Gallagher’s announcement sets up a rematch of the 2016 campaign that was decided by only 75 votes out of more than 38,000 cast in what was record turnout in the Presidential Election.
“It is only fair for voters to ask what has changed since my opponent took office, and the answer is an increase in partisan bickering and gridlock. We continue to face the same fiscal challenges, loss of our young people to other states, and more that he promised to change,” Gallagher stated. “I want to work for the people of our community to make a positive change that improves our everyday lives.”
“I’m running for State Representative because I’ve had enough of the political games that don’t move our state forward,” Gallagher finished. “I hope that the people of the 31st District will join my effort so we can make a positive difference for everyone in our community.”
The 31st Legislative District includes Newtown Township, Newtown Borough, Lower Makefield Township, Yardley Borough and wards one, two and three in Morrisville Borough.