Skippack Supervisor Plans Run for PA Senate Seat

SKIPPACK PA – Skippack Township Supervisor Nicholas “Nick” Fountain said Monday (Jan. 3, 2022) he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination to succeed incumbent 24th District state Sen. Bob Mensch, following the October 2021 announcement of Mensch’s plans to retire at the end of his term.

Fountain, 33, described himself as “an active participant” for years in local and county Republican politics, both in his own local races and those of others. He currently is serving his second term as a Skippack supervisor, and during 2018 also was a candidate for state representative in the 150th House District.

He holds a bachelor degree from Temple University, and is an educator by trade. Fountain opened the Magnolia Enrichment Center in June 2020, and the Magnolia Children’s Academy in August 2021. He plans to open a third location in 2022 as well, all located within the current district.

The district currently includes:

  • In Montgomery County, all or parts of Douglass, Lower and Upper Frederick, Lower and Upper Salford, Marlborough, New and Upper Hanover, Perkiomen, Salford, Skippack, Upper and West Pottsgrove townships, and the boroughs of East Greenville, Green Lane, Pennsburg, Pottstown, Red Hill, Schwenksville, and Trappe;
  • In Berks County, all or parts of Colebrookdale, Hereford, and Washington townships, and Bally, Bechtelsville, and Boyertown boroughs; as well as
  • Other portions of Montgomery, Berks, and Bucks counties outside The Posts’ circulation area.

However, the district’s makeup is likely to change in the near future. Its political boundaries within Pennsylvania are subject to redistricting already under way. As a result, the future district could consist of a mix of former and new constituencies.

Fountain acknowledged the primary field may be crowded with competitors for the open seat, and he expects to face challengers in both May and November.

“I’m a strong believer in welcoming opposing points of views into the conversation for the good of our electoral process,” Fountain said. He expressed confidence his experiences running for and attaining public office, as a small business owner, a husband and father, and as an average taxpayer “will resonate with voters.”

In each of those roles, he added, “my motivation has been to do right by those who are counting on me. My run for Senate will be no different.”

Photo provided by Nick Fountain