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Those vying for the office include three attorneys, the son of a former magisterial judge, a longtime district court office manager and the president of
He has represented clients in criminal and civil matters. Filia has experience in criminal cases ranging from driver's license to capital murder cases. In civil matters, he has handled cases involving real estate, estate administration, custody, adoptions, children and youth, divorce, personal injury, landlord-tenant, unemployment compensation and municipal law.
Filia earned his bachelor's degree from Pitt-
He has been selected to serve on many arbitration boards to hear cases and resolve disputes.
He practices law before a range of
Filia has served on the
He lives in Westmont with his wife, Karen, and their daughter.
During that time, Gindlesperger and her staff processed more than 82,000 cases, from homicide and rape to child molestation and child abuse.
Gindlesperger said in a statement that she is "fed up with the current drug epidemic that is plaguing our once vibrant community (and) committed to serving the people of
Gindlesperger served on the Cambria County Healthcare Committee, where she worked to minimize health care costs for county taxpayers. She also served on the Cambria County Labor Management Committee. She is a member of
Gindlesperger is the controller at Allegheny Field Services, where she manages the company's finances.
She is married to former
"The decisions made at the first level of justice, our magisterial district courts, can have a profound effect on many lives," Green said in a statement. "I promise to work hard and use my decades of legal experience to run our court efficiently and to help keep families safe."
Green has been an assistant district attorney since 2011 and has prosecuted many cases including homicide, rape, child molestation, robbery, assault, drug trafficking and burglary.
Green previously worked with his father for a
He also served as attorney in
"I have spent my entire legal career serving the people of
He lives in
"My record of fighting crime, helping take drug dealers off the street and strong community involvement are exactly what we need in a district judge," Martin said in a statement. "Our community is under siege by drug dealers. We need a judge who will fight for average working people."
Martin founded the county
"I am proud of always being an advocate for our community," Matin said.
He is a former legislative constituent service aide and past director of safety at the former
He has been involved in many events and organizations including cab rides for those who have been drinking on
Martin is a graduate of
As legislative assistant, Pavlovich said he has seen firsthand the devastating impact the drug epidemic and drug-related crime is having on residents.
Pavlovich said in a statement that he is prepared to use his experience to manage a professional office that is "tough on crime while understanding the difference between a hardened criminal and a kid who made a mistake."
Pavlovich earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Pitt-
During summer vacations, Pavlovich committed time to helping local children. He worked as a counselor for 3 years at the Summer in the City program, where he mentored young students.
He also worked in construction and now is employed at Country Manor Living personal care home.
Pavlovich said he pledges to be "fair and open-minded" in performing his duties as district judge.
For the past 13 years, she has been a family lawyer focusing on adoption, divorce, custody and support cases.
Safina-Pfarr graduated from
"My passion for justice and community has inspired me to run for magisterial district judge," Safina-Pfarr said in a statement. "My law and business background, coupled with being a sole practitioner, has provided me with invaluable experience that I will bring to the office of district judge."
She has worked as a full-time assistant solicitor to the
She has served on many boards and committees including Mom's House,
"Most importantly, I am ready go to work as your district judge, not as a politician, insider or part of the 'good 'ole boys' network," Safina-Pfarr said. "My vision is to educate our youth about drugs and to get addicts to recovery, where appropriate, in order to become productive citizens."
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