Toepel Says She Won’t Seek Re-Election in 147th

GILBERTSVILLE PA – When the 2020 calendar next rolls around to Nov. 30, current 147th Legislative District state Rep. Marcy Toepel says she will retire and leave the House of Representatives after a 10-year tenure.

Toepel, in a Republicans’ media statement issued late Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 3, 2019), said “she will not seek re-election at the end of her current legislative term.” She has been a member of the House since 2010, and since November 2016 has served as majority chairman of the House Republican Caucus.

In western Montgomery County, the district includes West Pottsgrove, Upper Pottsgrove, Douglass, New Hanover, Upper Frederick, Lower Frederick, Upper Salford, and Lower Salford townships, and the boroughs of Green Lane and Schwenksville.

“My time in the General Assembly has been a truly rewarding experience. I give my heartfelt thanks to the residents of the 147th District for their support in allowing me to serve,” she said. “It has been both an awesome and humbling experience.”

For the last months of her term, Toepel said she intends to continue a focus on constituent “ideas and concerns related to state government.” To that end, she’s scheduled open house meetings with the public for

  • Dec. 13 (Friday) from noon to 4 p.m. in her Gilberstville PA district office, 1885 Swamp Pike Ste. 107; and
  • Dec. 20 (Friday) also from noon to 4 p.m. in her Harleysville PA office, 410 Main St. Ste. 200.

Toepel’s announcement follows only three weeks after Boyertown PA area Democrat Jill Dennin announced her candidacy to challenge the incumbent in the 2020 elections.

Toepel photo from her office;
Capital photo by The Post Publications