Friday, February 10, 2017

MDJ in Lackawanna County?


Thinking about running for Magisterial District Judge in Lackawanna County?

Magisterial District Judges are elected by the citizens of the magisterial district in which they serve. The term of a District Judge is six years. In order to become a District Judge, individuals must possess the following qualifications:
1.       21 years of age
2.       Resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
3.       Resident of his/her magisterial district for a one-year period prior to election
4.       Certified by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts as successfully completing a rigorous training and education program administered by the Minor Judiciary Education Board or Attorney admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania

There are SEVEN MDJs up this year:
·         45-1-01 which covers Moosic, Old Forge, Taylor
·         45-1-03 which covers Scranton Wards 11, 12, 19, 20, 24
·         45-1-05 which covers Scranton Wards 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 21, 22
·         45-1-08 which covers Scranton Wards 1, 2, 3, 7, 13, 23 and Dunmore
·         45-3-02 which covers Clifton, Covington, Elmhurst, Jefferson, Madison, Moscow, Roaring Brook, Springbrook, and Thornhurst
·         45-3-04 which covers Archbald, Blakely, Jermyn, Jessup, and Mayfield

To get on the ballot, you must collect at least 100 signatures from the district.  MDJ candidates can cross-file on both Republican and Democratic ballots.  Petitions are available at Lackawanna County Voter Services, (570) 963-6737.  Petition circulation runs February 14-March 7, 2017.

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