Bucks County voters have elected Republican David Heckler as their new district attorney. He says Democrat Chris Asplen out-spent him by two or three to one, but the voters rejected his attempt to politicize the DA’s office.
“You don’t administer the office as a Republican or Democrat. You don’t enforce the laws with that in mind, and just from the get-go, it seemed to me that this was a political endeavor that I stood against, and the people have vindicated that point of view pretty dramatically.”
Heckler succeeds Michelle Henry, who was appointed as DA but chose not to run for election. He says she is an outstanding trial lawyer, and she is welcome to remain in the office.