2013-02-28 / Local & State

Judicial Candidates Speak At GOP Dinner

Lincoln Day Dinner held Saturday
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Jeff Evans Jeff Evans NEWS EDITOR

More than 110 Republicans and friends crowded the McConnellsburg Firehall Saturday night to meet and greet three candidates for the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

As part of the annual Lincoln Day Dinner now hosted by the Fulton County Republican Committee, attendees heard from Jeff Evans, Jerrold Sulcove and Jeremiah Zook regarding their candidacy for a vacant seat on the 39th Judicial District.

Evans, a native of the Quincy and Waynesboro areas, spoke of his 23 years of experience in the legal system where he has practiced law, handling a variety of cases including criminal, civil and family law. In addition, he currently serves as solicitor for five different municipalities in Franklin County.

Meanwhile, Sulcove of Chambersburg practices law alongside his father and brother. He recapped his younger years spent in his father’s office and how he has come to learn that the practice of justice is a difficult task. He said he believes his patience, diligence, wisdom and compassion would serve him well in the capacity of judge.

Jerrold Sulcove Jerrold Sulcove Zook, who has worked in the Franklin County District Attorney’s office since 2005 in the capacity of assistant district attorney, referred to himself as a litigator who argued cases before both judges and juries. He cited his wealth of experience, which also included time as assistant public defender.

On the heels of hearing from the judicial candidates, local residents also heard a few words from incumbent prothonotary Patty Suders Fix. Fix commented on the pleasure and honor of serving Fulton County’s residents over the last 20 years as well as her love for the job.

Dave Smith, a transportation contractor for the Southern Fulton School District and a regular attendee at the school’s monthly meetings, announced his candidacy for school board. Smith is seeking a four-year term of office on the board and was circulating petitions throughout the evening.

Jeremiah Zook Jeremiah Zook

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