Landis declares intent to run for district judge

Local worked at Mifflin County Sheriff’s Office for last four years

Linsey Landis

PORT ROYAL — Linsey Landis has announced her intent to seek election to the office of magisterial district judge for District 41-3-02, which includes the townships of Lack, Tuscarora, Spruce Hill, Turbett, Beale, Milford and Walker and the boroughs of Port Royal and Mifflin.

Landis started in Juniata County as a deputy sheriff for Sheriff Tom Lyter and worked there for two years. She said this is where she learned the importance of dedication to serving her community.

Landis said she received her Act 2 certification, which taught her civil and criminal procedure.

For the past four years, she has worked at the Mifflin County Sheriff’s Office, which Landis said has led to her becoming knowledgeable in civil and criminal process.

Landis said over her career as a sheriff’s deputy, she has been able to sit in many local level court hearings and many common pleas court hearings. She attributes these courtroom experiences to giving her an insight on how to be fair but firm.

Landis was born and raised in Juniata County and graduated from East Juniata High School in 2003. During her school career, she was a member of the two-time TVL champion girls basketball team, where Landis said she learned the importance of teamwork.

Landis then attended Bloomsburg University and graduated with a bachelor’s in anthropology. While at Bloomsburg she was awarded the Academic Scholar Award for earning a high GPA while being a member of the women’s soccer team.

Landis resides in Walker Township with her husband Brad and two daughters. She and her family enjoy being outdoors hunting, kayaking and spending time with family and friends.

Landis said as a local in Juniata County, she would like to use the working lessons she has learned thus far to serve as district magistrate.

Landis said she has the confidence and drive to obtain the District Magistrate Certificate to be able to serve the community.

“This position will be a great honor for me,” Landis said. “I hope to be a beneficial part of our community by keeping Juniata County a safe area to continue to raise our families.”