2009-02-26 / Local & State

Judicial Candicates To Speak At Forum

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All four candidates for judge of Franklin-Fulton County Court of Common Pleas will speak and answer questions at a community forum on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in Rescue Hose Co. Fire Hall Community Room, across from True Value Hardware, just off Route 11 South, Greencastle. All residents of Franklin and Fulton counties are invited.

The four, Angela Krom, Shawn Meyers, Eric Weisbrod and Tim Wilmot, have all agreed to participate in the forum, which will be moderated by Waynesboro attorney Clint Barkdoll and is sponsored by the Greencastle-Antrim and Waynesboro Democratic clubs.

Although all four candidates are registered Republicans, each will be seeking the nomination of both parties for the November general election. Two judges will ultimately be elected to 10-year terms in November, one to succeed retiring President Judge John Walker, and the other to fill a newly-created fifth judge slot for the two-county judicial district.

With all four candidates being from the same party, the May 19 primary takes on added significance, because if any of them should win both parties' nominations, they would be virtually assured of election in November.

The Court of Common Pleas is Pennsylvania's trial court, hearing civil and criminal cases as well as cases involving divorce, adoption, child custody, guardianships, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, charitable organizations and many other matters.

Refreshments will be served by the sponsoring clubs.

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