Lisa Gaier announces her candidacy for District Magistrate of Magisterial District 07-2-05 in the 2017 election cycle.
Online PR News – 22-December-2016 – Quakertown, PA – Tonight I would like to officially announce my candidacy for the position of District Magistrate. I am sure many of you are aware that Judge Roth recently announced his retirement effective January 18, 2017. District Magistrate is a position that I have been interested in for many years, so when Judge Roth announced his retirement, I began considering a run for this seat. After careful consideration and consultation with my family, friends and colleagues, I have decided to run.
My fellow council members are aware of my credentials, but I would like to touch on a few points for those of you who may not be familiar with my background. I have been married to my husband Matt for 23 years, much of that time spent as the wife of an active duty marine. We have two wonderful children, Kylee age 22, who is in her first year of medical school and Jake, age 20, who is in the Army stationed at Fort Stewart in the Third Infantry Division.
My family and I settled in Quakertown in 2006 when I began law school. After graduating Widener University School of Law, I joined the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. This position afforded me the opportunity to interact with District Magistrates throughout Bucks County. After leaving the DA’s office, I was able to expand the territory that I covered and in turn interact with District Magistrates from several more counties.
My experience in both criminal and civil law, practicing in District Court and the Court of Common Pleas, has provided me a solid understanding of the law and the temperament and professionalism required to successfully serve in the role of District Magistrate.
Several years ago, I was contacted by Judge Roth to participate in a pilot program called the Community Accountability Program, which is a quasi-judicial panel, comprised of community members and serves as a diversionary program for first-time non-violent criminal defendants. As chairperson of the Upper Bucks Panel, I conduct panel hearings, impose informal probation conditions and provide oversight during the probationary period.
These experiences, along with my work on Borough Council have given me a unique perspective on the concerns and issues facing our community, which is needed to effectively fulfill the position of District Magistrate.
For more information on Lisa Gaier and her campaign, visit http://www.lisagaier.com