Pamela A. Van Blunk, Esquire was elected to serve as Bucks County’s Controller in November 2021 and began her four-year term on January 3, 2022.
Before taking office, Ms. Van Blunk was, and is, an experienced litigation attorney. Ms. Van Blunk graduated from law school as a single mother with three young children, graduating cum laude from Widener University’s Delaware Law School. She received her B.S. from Rutgers University Newark College of Arts and Sciences.
Active in her community, Ms. Van Blunk served on Lower Makefield Township’s Zoning Hearing Board through 2021. From 2013-2016, Ms. Van Blunk was a member of the Bucks County YWCA’s Board of Directors. From 2000 through 2007, Ms. Van Blunk was a co-creator and co-coordinator of Falls Township’s National Night Out event. For her work with Fall Township’s National Night Out, Ms. Van Blunk received the PA Governor’s Award for Crime Prevention issued by the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency in 2002.
Active in her profession, Ms. Van Blunk served as Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section (2021-2022) and was Chair of the Bucks County Bar Association’s Solo and Small Practice Section for two years. Ms. Van Blunk was co-founder (2016) of and served as the first Chair of a local Women in the Law Section (2021). For her work, Ms. Van Blunk was recognized by the Legal Intelligencer with the Distinguished Leader Award in 2018 and was voted by her peers as a Super Lawyer—an honor reserved for the top 5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania—in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Ms. Van Blunk raised her three children in Bucks County, initially in Falls Township and then Lower Makefield Township, where they attended Pennsbury School District. Ms. Van Blunk recently moved to Doylestown Township with her husband, Hank.