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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Announces Process to Fill Commissioner Vacancy

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NORRISTOWN, PA – President Judge Carolyn Tornetta Carluccio, having been formally advised that Commissioner Chair Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh has resigned her position as Montgomery County Commissioner effective January 17, 2023, hereby directs that anyone interested in filling said vacancy shall deliver a resume and cover letter, including contact information, to the following address on or before January 23, 2023:

Michael R. Kehs, Esq.
Court Administrator
P.O. Box 311, Courthouse
Norristown, PA 19404

Candidates will be expected to be available for interviews at a time to be designated by the Court.

Pursuant to The County Code:

"Any casual vacancy in the office of county commissioners shall be filled, for the balance of the unexpired term, by the court of common pleas of the county in which such vacancy shall occur by the appointment of a registered elector of the county who was a member of the same political party as the commissioner whose place is to be filled at the time the commissioner was elected." (16 P.S. § 501)

The procedures for filling a vacancy to an elected office by a court of common pleas are outlined in Pa. Rule of Judicial Administration 1908, which is linked here.

Media Contact: Michael R. Kehs, Esq.:

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