Bensalem Mayor to Run for Re-election in 2013
Bensalem's Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo has plans to run for a sixth term.
Joseph DiGirolamo has been Bensalem's mayor for 20 years, and he's looking to extend that to a sixth term.
DiGirolamo told Patch that he hopes to secure another 4-year term to continue the work that he's been doing for two decades.
"I have the same incentives to help people, to help the community," DiGirolamo said.
He added that his energy is the same as when he was first elected mayor in 1994, and that he wants to continue working for the Bensalem community.
"There are things that I haven't finished," he said, "that I look forward to working on with the people."
Redeveloping the riverfront is just one example of unfinished business that he would like to continue to focus on in his next term.
But some people in Bensalem may think 20 years is long enough for one mayor and that someone new should fill his shoes in the community. To that, DiGirolamo said, "If [there is] somebody else who could do the better job, I hope they run."
Furthermore, he added that if he thought he wasn't able to do the job anymore, he wouldn't run. But that's not the case.
"My years of service have proved to be well done," he said. "I still look forward to working with the community."
Watch a video clip on PhillyBurbs of DiGirolamo talking about his plans for re-election and how his compassion for the Bensalem community hasn't weened.