District decide seats catch the attention of several candidates

District judges are locally elected in the districts they serve, and have jurisdiction over minor criminal offenses, traffic violations and civil actions.

A dozen cross-filed candidates are vying for two vacant district judge seats in Beaver and Aliquippa this municipal key season after previous judges retired. 

District judges are locally elected in the districts they serve and have jurisdiction above minimal criminal offenses, visitors violations and civil steps. They have the energy to problem arrest and research warrants, keep preliminary arraignments, set bail and preside above preliminary hearings. 

Despite the fact that any registered voter at minimum 21 decades of age can hold the posture, attorneys and those people with previous criminal justice experience typically run for the seat. There are eight magisterial districts found in Beaver County. 

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One six-calendar year judge seat is open in magisterial district courtroom 36-2-02, positioned in Beaver and serving Beaver, Bridgewater, Vanport Township, Brighton Township, Midland, Business, Ohioville and Glasgow. Six candidates will appear on both equally the Democratic and Republican ballot on May 18.