County elected officials

June 3, 2012 

Board of Commissioners
Meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in Room 146 of the Willowbank County Office Building, 420 Holmes St., Bellefonte,
• Steve Dershem, chairman,
• Chris Exarchos, cexarchos@co.
• Michael Pipe,
Chuck Witmer, 355-6725,
Manages county’s fiscal affairs
Scott Sayers, 355-6898,
Investigates deaths and certifies the cause of all nonphysician-certified deaths.
District attorney
Stacy Parks Miller, 355-6735,; victim/witness phone: 548-1107
Prosecutes all criminal actions brought in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas; highest-ranking law enforcement officer in the county.
District judges
• Thomas Jordan, 2795 Earlystown Road, Centre Hall, 364-1492 (serves
Centre Hall and Millheim, and Gregg, Haines, Harris, Penn, Potter and Miles townships)
• Daniel Hoffman (plans to retire June 30, 2012), 3555 Benner Pike, Suite C, Bellefonte, 355-6739 (serves Bellefonte, Milesburg, Howard and Unionville, and Benner, Boggs, Curtin, Howard, Liberty, Marion, Spring, Union and Walker townships)
• Allen Sinclair, 118 Enterprise Drive, Philipsburg, 342-4557 (serves Philipsburg, Port Matilda and Snow Shoe, and Burnside, Huston, Rush, Snow Shoe, Taylor and Worth townships)
• Leslie Dutchcot, 1524 W. College Ave., State College, 237-4981 (serves College, Ferguson, Halfmoon and Patton townships)
• Carmine Prestia, 131 S. Fraser St., Suite 5, State College, 231-1420 (serves half of State College)
• Another office is filled on a rotating basis by a senior district judge at 121 S. Pugh St., State College, 861-7406 (serves half of State College)
County judges
(Court of Common Pleas)
• Thomas King Kisler, president judge, 355-8670
• Bradley P. Lunsford, 548-1061
• Pamela A. Ruest, 548-1190
• Jonathan D. Grine, 355-6733
• Charles C. Brown Jr., senior judge
• David E. Grine, senior judge
Jury commissioners
Ruth Luse and Hope Miller, 355-6727
Debra Immel, 355-6796
Civil, criminal court records.
Recorder of deeds
Joseph Davidson, 355-6801,
Keeps real estate records, including deeds, mortgages, etc.
Register of wills
Kimberly Barton, 355-6724,
Probates wills and sets up administration when someone dies without a will. Maintains records, inventory of estates; collects the state inheritance tax.
Denny Nau, 355-6803,
Provides security for the courts and county agencies. Transports prisoners, serves papers.
Richard Fornicola, 355-6810,
Receives and disburses county funds, sells hunting, fishing and dog licenses.

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