I've been critical of Magisterial District Judge Roy Manwaring. He imposed court costs on a Defendant who was acquitted on charges of overtime parking, and even refused to let him leavethe office until he paid up. Judge Manwaring was admonished by President Judge Michael Koury, Jr., and was forced to return the money. The county controller recently took him to task for allowing constables and police officers in the secretarial area, giving them access to cash and financial records. Manwaring not only refused to take the Controller's recommendation, but I'm informed he's even provided keys to some constables. He also has been slamming President Judge Koury for daring to correct him.
Manwaring now has an opponent. Will Carpenter, a Cornell grad and retired commercial real estate professional, has filed on the Democratic side. Manwaring has cross-filed.
Carpenter has promised "common sense." Manwaring has demonstrated he lacks that quality.