Jan. 21—EBENSBURG, Pa. — A longtime Cambria County assistant district legal professional has introduced his run as a Cambria County Court docket of Frequent Pleas choose.
Forrest Fordham has introduced his candidacy for one among two open vacancies on the Cambria County bench.
Fordham, a registered Republican intends to cross-file for the first election.
The Richland Township legal professional is a graduate of the State College of New York — Albany and Capital College Legislation Faculty, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania and New York bars in 1993. Fordham was additionally admitted to the U.S. District Court docket for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the third Circuit.
In 2002, Fordham was employed as an assistant district legal professional, and along with his duties within the District Legal professional’s Workplace, Fordham serves as a Particular Deputy Legal professional Normal and in addition maintains a basic regulation follow in Richland Township.
Fordham has served because the mock trial legal professional adviser at Central Cambria Excessive Faculty in Ebensburg for greater than 15 years and at present serves on the board of administrators for the Richland Township Volunteer Fireplace Division.
“As a Cambria County assistant district legal professional for over 20 years, I’ve taken on hardened criminals to guard native households and seniors,” Fordham stated. “If elected to the bench, you possibly can belief that I’ll at all times comply with the regulation whereas handing down the hardest sentences attainable for any convicted prison who involves our county to prey on native residents. I’ll ship a robust message that for those who come to Cambria County to commit against the law, I’ll do every thing in my energy and inside the regulation to make sure they do the time.”
He added that persevering with to maintain the county protected could be his precedence as a choose.
“I’ve labored intently with regulation enforcement to take harmful criminals off our streets, and I’ve fought to offer crime victims with a robust voice of their quest for justice. Defending your constitutional rights and preserving our communities protected will probably be my prime precedence as your choose,” stated Fordham.
Fordham resides in Richland Township together with his spouse, Dr. Melissa Simasek-Fordham, with whom he has three youngsters.