- Was in the PA Legislature and was a payjacker.
- Wants to be on the bench and is a candidate in 2007
- Republican state committee members from Centre County as of 2006.
- By Mike Joseph - firstname.lastname@example.org
Former state Rep. Lynn Herman formally announced Thursday that he's running for the magisterial district judge position that covers College, Ferguson, Halfmoon and Patton townships.
In declaring his intentions, Herman, 50, joined four other announced candidates in the quest for the seat that has been administered on a part-time basis since former Magisterial District Judge Bradley Lunsford was sworn in as Centre County Court of Common Pleas judge more than a year ago. The other four candidates are Ferguson Township resident Drew Clemson, a former township police officer; Patton Township resident Leslie Dutchcot, a State College attorney; Ferguson Township resident Craig Rose, a Penn State English instructor; and Patton Township resident Robert Stewart, a manager of family properties.
Herman, who moved from Philipsburg to Patton Township in June 2006, spent 24 years as a state representative before deciding not to seek re-election in 2006. He ran instead for a party position and was elected as one of three Republican state committee members from Centre County.
He said Thursday he is seeking the magisterial district judge position because it "gives me a tremendous opportunity to continue my commitment to public service while at the same time utilizing my master's degree in public administration and many years of making law in Pennsylvania and applying that knowledge and experience to serving the people."
"It also gives me a greater chance to be more involved in the community here," he said. The job pays $76,000 a year. Mike you don't know what u are talking about! Do you not have better things to do with your time!!
That identified him as retiring after the pay raise controversy - but it evaporated