Westmorland County Sheriff Department
2 N Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601
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Deborah A. Bujdos
Westmoreland County Sheriff Chris Scherer wants to be a judge
Scherer, 43, of Lower Burrell announced Thursday he will be a candidate in the spring for one of two openings on the county’s Common Pleas Court bench.
“I believe with my 10 years as sheriff of Westmoreland County and 19 years of practicing law I have the right combination of legal and practical experience,” Scherer said.
He said although he has not practiced law for the last decade, his job duties as sheriff enabled him to work closely with the court system and properly prepare him for a judicial post.
Scherer, the nephew of the late county Judge Bernard Scherer, twice has been elected county sheriff. He previously worked as an assistant district attorney and also as a lawyer with private firms in Pittsburgh.
Scherer is a 1987 graduate of St. Vincent College and received his law degree from the University of California Hastings College of Law in 1990.
He lives in Lower Burrell with his wife and four children.
Scherer, a Democrat, will run in the Republican and Democratic municipal primaries on May 19. .
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Last Updated on 03/10/2022 by AS