Bucks DA Announces Campaign for Second Term
David Heckler touted his office's record of solving all but one homicide since he took office in 2010.
Election season has barely ended, but it looks like it's about to start up again.
In a statement released to the press, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler announced his intention to seek re-election to a second term for his office.
"I cannot imagine more fulfilling work," Heckler said in the statement. "I am very proud of what we have accomplished over the last three years. I will be seeking re-election this year because my team and I have more work to do."
Since taking office in 2010, Heckler and his team has solved all but one of the homicides that have occurred. The March 2012 shooting of Erick Stephens outside his apartment building in Morrisville is still under investigation.
He also highlighted the national accreditation received by the Child Advocacy Center, a resource that helps law enforcement officials, child protective services and medical professionals investigate child abuse.
Heckler served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bucks County from 1972 to 1979, after which he acted as advisor and educator to all of Pennsylvania’s District Attorneys for the next seven years.
After serving eleven years in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Heckler left the Senate in 1997 when he was elected Judge of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.
No Democratic challengers have been announced to oppose Heckler's election bid.