Wednesday, September 18, 2013

District Judges Hawke and Marakovits Will Serve Full Term

Though the magisterial alignment adopted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consolidate the two magisterial districts served by District Judges Diane Marakovits and Robert Hawke, both judges will be allowed to serve their full terms. I was under the impression that the consolidation would force a run-off, but that is inaccurate.


Anonymous said...

At present, there will not be a runoff, however, when both their terms expire, only one district will remain. The two districts will be combined into one with two magistrates to decide through the election pocess which one will serve the district. If one moves to another district, he or she can serve in that district but only until another election decides who will serve as the elected magistrate. Hawke and Marakovits will face each other unless one of them decides to move.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Your statement is accurate.