for Magisterial District Judge
District Court 26-3-01
"Of the people, for the people."
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January 24, 2023
Press Release- Campaign Launch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2023
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Lucinda Welsh Launches Campaign in Race for MDJ
Constable/School Resource Officer Seeks Election, Committed to a More Expeditious
and Efficient Court
Benton, PA— Pennsylvania State Constable, Lucinda “Luci” Welsh, has officially announced her
intent to seek election for Magisterial District Judge for District Court 26-3-01. In February,
Welsh and her volunteers will be collecting signatures from residents of the district in support of
her nomination. Individuals, and several local organizations have voiced their support and will
be signing petitions to place her on the ballot for the May 16 Primary Election. Welsh plans to
attend Magisterial District Judge Certification Training in June, 2023 in preparation for her
potential seat as MDJ.
Lucinda Welsh has served as a Pennsylvania State Constable for the last 7 years and is
currently in her fifth year as a School Resource Officer. She has worked diligently to change the
face of the Constabulary in Columbia County, and to represent School Resource Officers in the
most positive way. She has taken her responsibility as guardian, mentor and leader very
seriously, and has performed her duties with integrity, impartiality and respect.
Thomas Anderson, Founder and Vice President of the Columbia-Montour Constables
Association has endorsed Welsh, saying, “I nominated Lucinda Welsh for President of our
association for her integrity and professionalism as a Pennsylvania State Constable. She excels
in protecting and serving her community and will tackle corruption in Columbia County as
Magisterial District Judge.”
According to Welsh, it is her mission “to provide the citizens of this community with a municipal
court that is dedicated to due process, held fiscally accountable, economical to taxpayers, and
is as efficient and expeditious as possible.”
During her time as Constable, she has organized many fundraisers, food and toy drives,
donated and delivered many holiday meals, and lunches for students during the pandemic. She
is a volunteer firefighter and EMT-B, President of the Columbia-Montour Constables
Association, and a member of the Fishing Creek Sportsmen’s Association. She spent many
years farming, and she is a proud supporter of the Future Farmers of America. She is a PA Fish
and Boat Commission Water Rescue Technician, Stop the Bleed Instructor, and a NASRO
Certified Advanced School Resource Officer.
More information about Lucinda Welsh and her campaign can be found on her website,
www.luciwelsh4mdj.com. This site includes biographical information about Luci and a calendar
of upcoming events.
January 10, 2023
Hello Friends, Family and Citizens of Columbia County!
I would like to thank everyone for their support over the years, electing me as Constable for my first term in Benton Township, and my second consecutive term in Sugarloaf Township. I would not be where I am without the support and encouragement of my constituents. Thank you for putting your faith in me, and entrusting me with the role of Constable in your municipality. I have enjoyed serving this great community over the last 7 years! With that being said, I would like to announce my intent to seek election to the office of Magisterial District Judge of Columbia County 26-3-01.
Over the last 7 years as Constable, I have worked very hard to change the reputation of the Constabulary in this county. I have taken my position very seriously, and I have always approached the job with a focus on impartiality, integrity and respect. I have always considered myself “of the people, for the people”. My mission, as Magisterial District Judge, would be to provide the citizens of this community with an efficient and independent municipal court with the same focus. A court dedicated to due process, the control of crime, and the prospect of rehabilitation, as well as one proven to be judicious with resources and economical to taxpayers.
In February, petitions will be circulated to obtain signatures in order to have my name placed on the ballot for the Primary Election in May. I would appreciate your help in acquiring this spot on the ballot! I also welcome any constructive advice or criticism from the community. I would love to hear from business owners, landlords, law enforcement and citizens of the community, as to how the court can be more efficient, and work better for you!
Thank you in advance for your continued support!