2009-01-08 / Local & State

Krom To Announce Candidacy Monday

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

Angela Krom Angela Krom Already employed as an integral part of the court system, Angela Rosenberry Krom realizes the importance of how a good judge can not only lead to an effective judicial system but more importantly a fair system. With two judicial seats on the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas up for grabs in 2009, Krom is slated to become the third candidate to announce her candidacy for the local court system that presides over criminal and civil cases, as well as family and estate matters.

Krom, who has logged 12 years with the Franklin County District Attorney's Office in the role of assistant district attorney, will meet with Fulton County residents and area officials for a formal announcement on Monday, January 12, beginning at noon. The announcement at the American Legion will be followed by a light lunch.

The kickoff event will be followed by a gathering later that same day at 5 p.m. at the Franklin Firehall located in Chambersburg. A third announcement will be held in Waynesboro on January 13 at 7 p.m. at the Waynesboro Ambulance Squad.

Since being employed with the district attorney's office on a full-time basis over the last 12 years, Krom has prosecuted a variety of cases, including violent felonies and criminal homicide cases. Career highlights include serving as the county's first dedicated juvenile prosecutor, first STOP Violence Against Women Act prosecutor and first female and full-time assistant district attorney.

"One of my most rewarding assignments has been that of juvenile prosecutor. In that role, I was able to work closely with the court and the Franklin County Probation Department to ensure that juvenile offenders were treated with the appropriate degree of severity....My position allowed me to consider the needs of the juvenile and his or her family, with a constant eye toward protecting the interests of the victim and our community," she stated in her announcement.

A resident of Waynesboro, Krom added, "I strive first and foremost to seek justice, and I work diligently to do the right thing for

the right reason. A judge must possess the desire to do the same. This has led to my decision to run for this position ... My love for the community, enthusiasm for the law and passion for the courtroom are the only motivation I need to serve the people of Franklin and Fulton counties in such an important capacity."

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