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(York) — Former United States Congressman Todd Platts today announced his intention to seek election to the office of Judge of the York County Court of Common Pleas. Platts plans to cross-file in the upcoming May 21 Primary Election.
“For the past twenty years, I was honored to serve my fellow York Countians at the national and state levels of government,” Platts said. “Whether it was my twelve years in Congress or my eight years in the State House, I always sought to be worthy of the people’s trust and support. It is now my hope to serve my fellow citizens with the same level of dedication and commitment at the county level of government. I am confident that my legal education and experience, extensive legislative background, and broad life experiences have well prepared me to be a thoughtful, fair-minded, and effective judge.”
A life-long York Countian and licensed attorney for approximately twenty years, Platts graduated 10th in a class of 232 from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1991. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Shippensburg University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration. Platts is also a 1980 graduate of York Suburban High School. Prior to being elected to the State House, Platts began his legal career as an attorney with the law firm of Barley, Snyder, Senft & Cohen.
In addition to his professional background, Platts has been a dedicated and active community servant for many years. His record of volunteerism includes more than fifteen years as a Future Leaders of York mentor, more than ten years as a Little League baseball and youth basketball coach, three years as a Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania board member, and participation in numerous Habitat for Humanity building projects. Platts has also been an active supporter of the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts programs, participating in more than one thousand Eagle Scout and Gold Award ceremonies.
Platts has received numerous awards during his service in office, a sampling of which includes the following:
2012 Elected Official of the Year Award York County Economic Alliance
2012 National Leadership Award
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
2012 Conservation Public Servant of the Year York County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
2011 Congressional Voice for Children Award National Parent Teacher Association
2009 Distinguished Citizen Award Boy Scouts of America – York Adams Area Council
2007 Distinguished Federal Leadership Award Association of Government Accountants
2005 Champions for Children Award Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
2002 Elected Official of the Year Award York County Chamber of Commerce
2000 Legislator of the Year Award Pennsylvania School Counselors Association
Platts stated that he intends to conduct his traditional grassroots campaign and will continue to refuse campaign contributions from special interest groups (PACs). Platts will rely solely on the support of individual citizens. Platts plans to announce his campaign committee leadership team in the coming weeks.