In a groundbreaking victory, Neil Makhija, a 37-year-old Penn Valley resident, secured a historic win as Montgomery County Commissioner, marking the first Indian American to hold the position. 

Earning over 143,000 votes, Makhija steps into a role previously occupied by political heavyweights such as Gov. Josh Shapiro and Secretary of Human Services Val Arkoosh. Makhija, along with Democrat Jamila Winder and Republican Thomas DiBello, forms the newly elected three-member board of commissioners. 

Tasked with overseeing crucial aspects like elections, courts, public health departments, and infrastructure, Makhija aims to safeguard democratic principles and voting rights. 

Expressing gratitude for voter support, he envisions a proactive approach to address key issues, including public safety and the well-being of Montgomery County residents.