Former Congressman Todd Platts running for county judge

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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.

 

About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.
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2 Responses to Former Congressman Todd Platts running for county judge

  1. Judy Snyder says:

    I will wait until Judge Flannelly announces his intention to run or not, but what does Todd Platts know about Judge Flannellys performance on the bench that he feels he could do better, “about the people choosing who they want”. He knows darn well that he has huge name recognition. I’ve been a Todd Platts supporter – no more. If Judge Flannelly chooses to run, I’m in his corner.

    • Andy Tempel says:

      And what do the judges on the Supreme Court know? Except to vote for things that benefit themselves, their spouses, and their families. Nobody should have a job for life (except Jay Leno).

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