Voters faced down the first snow of the season to cast their votes for Centre County’s next Court of Common Pleas judge.
And the voters chose Brian Marshall.
With all 91 precincts reporting, Marshall, 43, secured 13,823 of the Democrat votes, while Ronald McGlaughlin’s took 11,704 votes on the Republican ticket, the Centre County elections office reported.
Marshall is a partner at Miller, Kistler & Campbell and has 15 years of practice focused on family and criminal law, the CDT previously reported. He is also a certified divorce financial analyst, a trained mediator and serves as the 2017 Centre County Bar Association president.
“While I have diverse experience in civil and criminal law, I have additional training related to family law, which makes up a large portion of a judge’s work,” he told the CDT. “I am trained in and practice collaborative law, which is a commitment by the parties to find mutually acceptable legal agreements while avoiding the cost and damaging effects of traditional litigation.”
The seat for the county’s fourth judge opened at the beginning of the year when former President Judge Thomas King Kistler announced it was time to hang up his robe. Kistler, who served for 20 years, officially retired in August, but will continue to serve in the courthouse until the close of the year.
Election results remain unofficial until certified by the Board of Elections.