A Bucks County mom.
That’s the heart of who Kristin Marcell is, because her children are what drive her every day.
A Council Rock graduate and Bucks County native, she’s a successful communications professional, a school board member, and a passionate volunteer in our community. But what motivates her most is her children – and ensuring they have every opportunity to succeed and pursue their dreams.
She knows a quality education that prioritizes in-person learning and focuses resources on our children’s classrooms is the best way to provide a great foundation for every child.
Over eight years ago she attended her first school board meeting as a concerned parent fighting to save their local elementary school from closure. She realized during that parent-driven effort there was more she could do to help all our children.
That’s why she ran for the Council Rock School Board in the first place – to advocate for students, ensure parents have a say in their kids’ education, and focus on real priorities to protect homeowners and taxpayers. She’s worked with others to safely reopen our schools and navigate these difficult times, always focused on putting students first.
Kristin has learned that personal attacks and vitriol don’t solve our problems and that “politics as usual” doesn’t bring people together. But focusing on working together and taking action can make all the difference – a small group like the school board or in a body of 203 like the Pennsylvania state house.
She’ll bring that experience in local government to Harrisburg and join with other leaders to oppose regulations and mandates that put our children’s future in the hands of career politicians. And she’ll stand up to fight for a Parents Bill of Rights to ensure every parent can be involved in education decisions. She will advocate for more investment, more accountability, and more choice to provide opportunity for every student.
Beyond her service to our local schools, Kristin has spent two decades in the private sector as a successful business professional helping provide strategic and communications counsel to businesses in the energy, environmental, and utility industries as well as other corporations.
She’s committed to using that experience to focus state government on the issues that matter to local working families: funding our police to protect our community and prevent big-city crime in our neighborhoods, implementing strong fiscal oversight of tax dollars to protect taxpayers, and promoting job and economic growth policies to make Pennsylvania more competitive for job creators.
Prior to entering the private sector, Kristin served in the public sector after graduating from college. That service included time in George W. Bush’s Transportation Department where she was the Communications Director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – where she managed communication strategies during the high-profile cross-border trucking demonstration project. She also served in the U.S. Congress in various legislative offices where she learned about the legislative process and how to turn good ideas into powerful laws that serve the greater good.
Today she’s called to serve again, helping focus Harrisburg on our children and their future – to give every local resident a strong voice fighting for them in the capital.
In addition to her service on the school board, Kristin is an active volunteer with the Council Rock Education Foundation, and serves as the Vice Chair of the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology's Executive Council.
Born in Doylestown Township and today residing in Wrightstown with her husband, Steve, a small business owner, and their two children, Kristin has also lived in Northampton Township, Newtown Township and Newtown Borough. A graduate of our local public schools, she holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University.
> Born and raised in Bucks County and graduated from Council Rock High School
> Proven Council Rock school board member who re-opened our local schools and opposed the mask mandate
> Successful business professional with real world skills to bring to Harrisburg
> Commonsense fiscal conservative who will control spending and protect our tax dollars
> She and her husband are the proud parents of two children who attend Sol Feinstone Elementary
> Graduate of Penn State University (BA) and George Washington University (Master's)