Moderates to discuss empowering political middle at Bucks County Community College forum

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Pennsylvania politicians will join Democratic political strategist Danny Ceisler and Committee of Seventy advisor David Thornburg for a symposium on empowering the political middle.

State Sen. Maria Collett, D-12, U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-01, and former state representative Jim Greenwood, all who tout their bi-partisan efforts and records, will also participate in this symposium, which will take place on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Epstein Campus of Bucks County Community College in Lower Bucks, 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol Township.

Attendance is free to the public and the event starts noon.

The college's department of social and behavioral sciences will host, while faculty member Bill Pezza moderating.

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Collett sits on the judiciary and the health and human services committees in the state House.

Fitzpatrick is co-chair of the 40-member bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, which focuses on finding a common ground among national lawmakers with an emphasis on criminal justice reform, healthcare and immigration.

Greenwood represented Pennsylvania's Eighth Congressional District, with not largely makes up the realigned First District, for six terms, from 1987 to 1992. Greenwood is considered a centrist Republican who has often called out elements of his own party.

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Ceisler is an associate at the Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky law firm and is a former Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserve. Ceisler also served on a Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan before campaigning for Bucks County District Attorney in 2020.

The Committee of Seventy is a Philadelphia-based political watchdog organization which has worked toward political transparency and eliminating quid pro quo in local politics.

"We are searching for ways to empower moderates to give them a bigger voice in the political process," Pezza said. "And hopefully, add a little bit of decorum to political arguments."

This article originally appeared on Bucks County Courier Times: Moderates to discuss empowering the political middle at Bucks County Community College