On May 21, you will go to the polls and vote to fill 2 judicial vacancies on the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas, the trial court for all criminal and civil matters. I would be honored to have your vote to serve on that court next Tuesday.
After graduating at the top of my class at Penn State and earning my law degree at Pitt, my wife and I chose this community to raise our family. I have practiced here for 29 years after interning with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Rather than being beholden to the political establishment, I am running this race based solely on my strong ties to our community and my real world, practical experience trying the very cases that will come before the Court.
My experience sets me apart as it relates directly to the work performed by Court of Common Pleas judges each day. I have substantial trial experience in the types of cases that impact our lives: insurance disputes for home and auto, and small business and employment-related disputes. My work as a municipal solicitor has allowed me to become well versed in zoning and land-use matters. These types of cases are of great importance to our county, which is the fastest growing county in the Commonwealth.
Finally, my trial work has earned me the position of being a specially appointed prosecutor for certain criminal matters. No other candidate in this race has this broad legal experience.
I strongly believe that a practical and fresh perspective from the bench would benefit our county. I will be a judge that all our county can be proud of and will serve with honestly, excellence and integrity. I would be honored to earn your vote on May 21.
Ron Tomasko is a candidate for Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.