2009-01-15 / Local & State

Krom Announces Judicial Candidacy Here

Makes formal announcement at American Legion Monday
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

Angela Krom Angela Krom Angela Rosenberry Krom became the third candidate to join the race for the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Monday afternoon, issuing a formal announcement at the American Legion.

Before a crowd of local elected officials and area residents, Krom, a Franklin County native and assistant district attorney for 12 years, stated, "I know that the people of Fulton County are just learning to know me. When you do get to know me, you'll learn that I care deeply about my community. My love for our community, my enthusiasm for the law and my passion for the courtroom are the only motivation I need to serve the people of Fulton and Franklin counties as a judge, handling all cases coming before me with fairness, integrity and common sense."

Krom is one of several candidates to announce their candidacy in recent weeks for two judicial seats in the 39th Judicial. In addition to Krom, Shawn Meyers and Tim Wilmot have already publicly announced their intentions to compete in the judicial race. Fellow attorney Eric Weisbrod will make his announcement this Thursday.

Krom is the daughter of Sue and Ron Rosenberry, grew up in the Chambersburg area and graduated from both Elizabethtown College and Dickinson School of Law, located in Carlisle. She currently resides in Waynesboro with her husband, Randy, and 4-year-old son Riley.

Backed at her announcement by Jack Nelson, campaign chairman and Franklin County district attorney, Krom detailed her duties in neighboring Franklin County over the last 13 years. Among the cases prosecuted have been criminal homicides, juvenile offenders, domestic violence and sexual assaults.

"I have advocated for the rights of victims and have given a voice in the courtroom to victims of all types of crimes," Krom said. "... I have loved every minute of my work in the Franklin County District Attorney's Office. From my work on the most routine driving-underthe influence cases to the most challenging first-degree murder case, it has been an incredibly rewarding and enriching career that has uniquely prepared me for this next fantastic opportunity."

"I want to be your next judge because I know based on my experiences over the last dozen years how important good judges are to the communities they serve," concluded Krom. "... I know that if I am given the opportunity, I will be the kind of judge the people of Fulton and Franklin counties will be proud of - A judge who always rules with fairness, integrity and common sense - a judge who rules with compassion - when the situation calls for it, and with toughness and firmness - when the situation demands it - yet never, ever losing sight of who I am or where I come from."

Krom's announcement in McConnellsburg was followed up by additional announcements in Chambersburg and Waynesboro, Franklin County. Anyone needing additional information on Krom's campaign for office prior to the May 19 spring primary can contact campaign manager Rhonda Myers at 717-642-9311 or log onto the candidate's Web site at www.AngelaKromforJudge.com.

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