YCBA Judicial Forum - Meet the Candidates
Thursday, April 6, 2017
York College Center for Community Engagement to Host YCBA Judicial Forum
Meet the Candidates York County Court of Common Pleas
Nine candidates running for the position of judge for the York County Court of Common Pleas are anticipated to participate in a Judicial Forum hosted by York College of Pennsylvania Center for Community Engagement with co-sponsors The York Daily Record/Sunday News, Fox 43 News and the York County Bar Association to help inform voters in advance of the Municipal Primary on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The candidates are Tim Barker, Chuck Hobbs, Amber Anstine Kraft, Jim Mann, Matthew Menges, Kathleen J. Prendergast, Sandra Thompson, Peter Vaughn and Clyde Vedder.
This free event is open to the public and will be held from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall. The candidates meet and greet will be immediately prior to the event 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. with the question and answer session scheduled from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the DeMeester Recital Hall, an intimate, acoustically perfect venue in Wolf Hall.
Dr. G. Terry Madonna, Director, Center for Politics and Public Affairs, Director, Franklin and Marshall College Poll, Professor of Public Affairs, Franklin & Marshall College, will moderate the forum. Panelists include Scott Fisher, Editorial Page Editor and Community Engagement Editor; York Daily Record/Sunday News and Yorkblog.com; Mark Roper, Reporter, Fox 43 News and John C. Uhler, Esquire, CGA Law, Retired Judge, York County Court of Common Pleas, YCBA Past President.
Each candidate will have an equal opportunity to address the public by answering questions developed by a panel of community leaders and attorneys. There will also be an opportunity for community members to meet candidates prior to the event. Judges elected to the York County Court of Common Pleas hear major civil and criminal cases, in addition to deciding cases that involve adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency and dependency, termination of parental rights, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters. On November 7, 2017, three Judges will be elected to the Common Pleas courts to serve 10-year terms. # # #