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Linda J. Minger, Candidate for Distict Judge

District Court 31-01-08 serves Salisbury Township and Fountain Hill Borough.

Linda J. Minger

Candidate for Magisterial District Judge in District Court 31-01-08, which serves Salisbury Township and Fountain Hill Borough.

A registered Democrat, Minger cross-filed as a Republican/Democrat.

Candidate for  District Court 31-01-08, which serves Salisbury Township and Fountain Hill Borough.

AGE: 57

EDUCATION: Salisbury High School, 1972; Lehigh Carbon Community College, 1974 (associate’s degree in business); additional studies at Kutztown University and DeSales University.

OCCUPATION: Salisbury Township Treasurer for 26 years, an elected, part-time position; current four-year term ends 2013.

MARRIED: To Evan Minger, who served on the Salisbury Township School Board for 16 years. They have three children.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minger sees the office of district magistrate as “the people’s court” to help protect and maintain the character of the community. “It basically comes down to discerning the truth and protecting our community, and sending a strong message to people who are dealing drugs or speeding through our neighborhoods. Salisbury Township and Fountain Hill are very family-oriented communities, basically bedroom communities where you can raise your children and have a quieter sort of life. ”

Raising three children, she says, “You dispense a lot of justice.”

Minger twice ran for the Lehigh County/131st Legislative District office of state representative against Karen Beyer, losing both times, first in the special election in 2005 and again in 2006.

Minger is the recipient of the Jack Pressman Memorial Award for service to her community. She’s been a Salisbury Youth Association cheerleading coach, a Girl Scout leader, treasurer of the Salisbury Athletic Booster Club and secretary of the Bethlehem Catholic Athletic Booster Club. She’s also served as a council member at her church.

Minger is scheduled to take the magisterial district judge certification training course this year.

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