Race for new 54th legislative district that represents Conshohocken, Plymouth, and Norristown taking shape

There are at least four candidates running or preparing to run for the new 54th state legislate district that consists of the Borough of Conshohocken, Plymouth Township, and the Municipality of Norristown. The district was created following the redistricting that comes with the results of the latest 10-year census.

Two candidates on the Democratic Party side have officially announced they are running. On February 13th, Rochelle Culbreath (pictured left) of Norristown made her official announcement at an event and Greg Scott (pictured center) of Norristown sent out an announcement today (February 22nd).

“I am a fourth generation Norristonian and I’ve called this community home my entire life,” stated Culbreath. “I am running to represent my home and I’m ready to take the voices of Conshohocken, Norristown, & Plymouth to Harrisburg!”

Culbreath is a former member and president of Norristown’s council. She was the first African-American to serve as the board’s president. She is currently employed as Manager of Legislative Affairs (State) for SEPTA. You can find her full bio here.

“I am excited to announce my candidacy, and I look forward to continuing to serve my community in this capacity to ensure that our state contributes its fair share of funding in bettering the lives of working families,” said Scott. “From day one, I promise to fight for the people of Norristown, Plymouth, and Conshohocken so I can continue to provide for the community that raised me.”

Scott was recently re-elected to a second term as a Magisterial District Judge. When first elected in 2015, he became the first Black district judge in Montgomery County history and the youngest sitting judge in Pennsylvania. Scott has had to resign as a judge to run for the state legislature. You can find his full bio here.

On the Republican side, Dan Wissert (pictured right) of Norristown has announced he is running and we are told Allen Anderson of Plymouth Meeting will join the race. Wissert’s website can be found here. Anderson is not yet actively promoting his campaign.

There is still the opportunity for others to join the race.

Due to the proposed congressional map (federal) ending up in the courts following a dispute between the legislature and Governor Tom Wolf, the primary that was to be held on May 17th has been pushed back. A new date has not yet been announced.

Photos: Courtesy of candidates