"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."

John F. Kennedy

My Values 

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Family comes first. 
  • Integrity matters/Honesty is Mandatory
  • Every Man, Woman, and Child should be treated with Dignity and Respect
  • Service above self. 
  • Honesty is a given. 
  • Confident Humility is a gift. 
  • Politics is a part of public service... BUT "Dirty Politics", "Partisanship", or the disgusting concept of "Party Above People" will play NO ROLE in my service to the community. 

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

    Edmund Burke

(that's the short version)                .

Hi There!

I'm DON BENN and as you know by now...I am the newly-elected Pennsylvania State Constable serving the Greater Norriton area (East Norriton, West Norriton, and Norristown) area of Montgomery County, PA.

I was elected to office in November of 2021, sworn-in during January of 2022, and completed Certified Constable Basic Training in March of 2022.  I am one of less than 30 Certified Constables and Deputy Constables serving Montgomery County (and one of more than 1000 throughout the state).

Here's my very abridged bio/resume - ENJOY!

I'm a born and bred Philly kid (lived there until I was 45 years old).  I've been a Montgomery County resident for the past 25 years (which makes me -- years young).

I'm married (still to #1).  I'm the parent of two girls, the father-in-law of two men, the grandfather of 3 growing boys, and the manservant of a 10 year-old rescue named Scrufy (ask me why there's only 1 "F" in his name).  I'm also a proud member of the Masons and Shriner's where I serve as both a driver (taking kids and families to the hospital) and Klown (where I entertain those who are staying in the hospital for awhile).  While I'm proud of a whole heck of a lot in my life...my work with Shriner's Hospital is at the head of the list.

According to all the paper on my office wall I'm pretty smart.  A quick glance shows degrees and certificates from both Philadelphia and Montgomery Community College; Temple University, Drexel University, and a few zillion certificates from some very prestigious places.  In reality...all they show is what I usta' know.  These days I'm lucky to remember where I parked when I go to the mall.

I have an amazing background in such diverse areas as Law-Enforcement, Education, Journalism, Theatrical Production, Public Safety, and a whole lot more.  Hell, I'm even a certified Pai Gow Poker Dealer.  How many other Constables can say that?  How many other Constables can pronounce that?

In addition to being a Certified Constable I am also a Pa. Notary Public, an "Ordained" Wedding Officiant, and a Licensed Private Detective (to avoid ANY possible conflicts of interest I limit myself to teaching and lecturing.....no actual "Snoop" stuff...which I now realize that if you are under 50 means something completely different.

Why Did I Become a Constable?  

Truth be told...I never had any desire to become one.  In fact, when I heard that my then-current Constable was resigning I worked very hard to find some (qualified) to run for the office.  I spoke with some wonderful and capable men and women from BOTH parties all of whom either REJECTED or REPULSED me.  So I ran...and I won!  And I'm here...and I ain't going anywhere.

I look forward to serving the Courts that serve my community.  I look forward to working with more experienced Constables, train my new Deputies (learn from my senior ones), and one day pass on my knowledge to whomever follows me (unlike others who seek public office - I'm a one-term kinda' guy).

SO THERE'S NO MISTAKE........ While I don't take myself all that seriously - I take my Oath of Office VERY SERIOUSLY.  I'll be treating EVERYONE I MEET with RESPECT, ​DIGNITY, KINDNESS, and PROFESSIONALISM.  I realize (as I have for the bulk of my law-enforcement/public service career) that I will seldom be meeting people on their best days or finest moments.  It's my pledge and promise to them, to you, and to myself...that I will strive to do all within my personal power and public authority NOT to make their day any worse.