LIMERICK PA – Veteran Limerick Board of Supervisors’ member Thomas Neafcy will attempt for a second time to seek election to the state House of Representatives as a Republican, with an announcement Monday (Jan. 6, 2020) of his intent to oppose Democrat incumbent 146th House District Rep. Joe Ciresi in the Nov. 3 general election.
The district of more than 61,000 residents includes Limerick, Lower Pottsgrove, and Perkiomen townships, Royersford and Trappe boroughs, and part of Pottstown borough.
A more than 35-year resident of Limerick, Neafcy is a former chairman of the supervisors, and also served on the township’s planning commission, zoning hearing board, and parks and recreation commission. He currently works as regional transportation manager for Transervice Logistics Inc., and earlier was a 32-year employee of PECO Energy, according to his Linked-In profile.
His announcement marks the second time Neafcy is seeking the seat. In January 2014, Neafcy announced his hope to run against Democrat Rep. Mark Painter in what was then the 147th District but lost in a primary battle to Thomas Quigley. Quigley went on to win, and two years later lost to Ciresi.
Ciresi also was busy Monday night, sounding like a re-election candidate as he visited district townships and boroughs as they conducted state-required reorganization meetings. His appearance in Lower Pottsgrove was formally recognized by Board of Commissioners’ President Bruce Foltz. Ciresi thanked township officials for their cooperation in working to accomplish tasks and advocate legislation that benefited Lower Pottsgrove residents.
Thomas Neafcy photo from his Facebook page
Pennsylvania flag photo from Google Images