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Magisterial District Judge 27-2-01

Job description: The Magisterial District Judge handles traffic violations, landlord/tenant matters, civil claims (except claims against a Commonwealth party as defined by section 8501, relating to definitions), wherein the sum demanded does not exceed $12,000 exclusive of interest and costs, and preliminary hearings in criminal cases. Magisterial District Judges who are not lawyers must complete a course of instruction and pass an exam before taking office. TERM 4 YEARS. SALARY $91,597.00. VOTE FOR ONE.

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    JIM SAIEVA
    (Rep)

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    CHUCKIE TENNY
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What are the key attributes of a good Magisterial District Judge, and what do you feel most qualifies you for the job?

Municipality Houston Borough
Date of Birth 11/28/1968
Education Canon McMillan- Class of 1986 Edinboro University of PA Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice Indiana University of PA Police Academy- Act 120 Certification
Occupation Police Officer
Qualifications Within my 25 years of employment as a Police Officer, I have attended and prosecuted numerous court proceedings involving a multitude of different crimes within the PA Crimes Code and PA Vehicle Code at the Magisterial level and in the Washington County Court of Common Pleas. I’ve encountered many incidents involving crime victims, suspects, and defendants. I, myself, became the victim of a domestic violence related tragedy in 2016. I live daily with the tragedy that resulted. My 25 years of experience serving and protecting in law enforcement, establishing working relationships with attorneys, court administrators, Court of Common Pleas Judges, Magisterial District Judges, victims, crime and victim advocates, and defendants, along with my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal justice more than adequately qualifies me to become the next Magisterial District Judge.
For more information Facebook: Jim Saieva for Magisterial District Judge
Party of Registration Republican
Education, Experience and remaining Ethical are the key attributes of a good Magisterial District Judge. When elected I will ensure fair upright rulings as a MDJ, doing so with upstanding character, professionalism, and impartiality.

I believe too many people have lost faith in the PA Judicial System from the Magisterial District Court all the way up to the PA Supreme Court. Most people’s only experience within the law lies in the Magisterial District Court, and I would like to bring accountability, integrity, transparency, and respect back to the Court. I believe this is the way to make a large impact in the communities and help all Pennsylvanians receive a fairer, upright judicial system. I believe the Magisterial District Judge should remain impartial in his decision-making process, but be open to listening to the financial hardships of his constituents while considering the nature of the offense.
Municipality Canonsburg Borough, Houston Borough, Chartiers Township, Meadowlands and Canton Township
Date of Birth 01/07/1970
Website http://NA
E-mail ctenny4mdj@gmail.com
Education • 1992-1993 Allegheny County Police Academy Act 120 Certification • 1988 Graduate of Canon McMillan High School
Occupation Detective Sergeant Canonsburg Police Department
Qualifications See Below
For more information facebook: Chuckie Tenny for District judge email: ctenny4mdj@gmail.com Phone #: (724)993-2387
Party of Registration Democrat
For the past 25 years, I have been a Law Enforcement Officer with the Canonsburg Police department, currently at the rank of Detective Sergeant. Throughout my career, I have extensive experience with investigations ranging from summary offenses to violent felonies, including homicides from the initial contact through the court proceedings.

Though my career has emphasized drug enforcement and various types of criminal and civil investigations, my many years of training, knowledge, and experience as a police officer more than qualifies me for the position as Magisterial District Judge.

A Magisterial District Judge must have the right judicial temperament, be an honest person, and take a common-sense approach when making their decisions.

As the initial phase of our judicial and public safety system, it is important that someone in the position of Magisterial District Judge not only know the law, but also have experience in dealing with people.