DWIGHT G. DIEHL TO RUN FOR JUDGE

DWIGHT G. DIEHL HAS ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY FOR COUNTY JUDGE

Background:

            Born 2/15/61, 58 years old

            Born and raised in Snake Spring Valley

            Graduated from Bedford High School 1979

            Graduated from Penn State University in 1983 with a B.S. Mechanical             Engineering

            Law Degree in 1991 from George Mason School of Law, Fairfax VA

            Passed PA BAR 1991

            Married Rose “Pittman” Diehl on 8/29/82

            4 Children:

             Jennifer Treece, School Teacher Tussey Mountain School District

            D. Howard Diehl, Cpl Maryland State Police

            Krystal Little, RN @ York Hospital

            Katlyn Clark, RN @Connemaugh Hospital

            4 Grandchildren

            Experience:

            1983-1991

            United States Patent & Trademark Office

            Patent Examiner

            Dealt with inventors’ attorneys on issuing valid US Patents

            1992-1999

            Bedford County Assistant District Attorney

            2000-2003

            Bedford County District Attorney

            1992-2018

            Private Law practice, with a 6 month stint as Assistant Public Defender

Served as Court appointed Master in property disputes; Court appointed       Guardian Ad litem ; Chairman on numerous arbitration boards; solicitor for   Prothonotary , Register & Recorder, Treasurer; represent parents in Children            & Youth cases; Domestic Relations Hearing Officer from November 2008 until January 2019.

            Served as solicitor for numerous boroughs and townships

            May 2018-present

            Bedford County Assistant District Attorney

            I have practiced before numerous Magisterial District Judges in numerous    Court Cases in multiple counties, the PA Superior Court and the Middle &     Eastern Federal Districts of Pennsylvania.

            Having served Bedford county in various and numerous capacities I look        forward to continue serving Bedford County as the next Common Pleas Judge.

            I believe my background and family life have prepared well for handling family matters that may come before the Court for resolution. My experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney have prepared me to properly address and handle the juvenile cases and PFA violations that also come before the Court. Further my experience in dealing with attorneys for my entire career of 35+ years has prepared me well to handle the position of Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.  

            My Bedford County roots, upbringing and family values have kept me firmly grounded, my head out of the clouds, and fostered my genuine respect and admiration for all the hardworking residents of Bedford County.

            I have been a Christian my entire life, I am of the Lutheran faith and currently a member at Trinity Lutheran Church.

            What qualities are necessary for an individual to be judge are accurately stated as:

“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not quarrel some, not a lover of money.”

                                                                                    1 Timothy Chapter 3, 1-3