- Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2019 16:17
Attorney and Charleroi resident, Suzanne Ruschak is running for the office of Magisterial District Judge for District 27-1-03.
Ms. Ruschak has cross-filed nominating petitions and is running as both a Democrat and Republican in the primary election on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Magisterial District 27-1-03 encompasses the communities of Allenport, Charleroi, Dunlevy, Elco, Fallowfield Township, North Charleroi, Roscoe, Speers, Stockdale and Twilight.
Ms. Ruschak holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Point Park University and a law degree from Duquesne University School of Law where she graduated in the top 10 percent of her class. She is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey and is a member of both the Washington County and Allegheny County Bar Associations.
Ms. Ruschak worked for a mid-sized Pittsburgh law firm before opening her own practice. She is a founding partner of the law firm of Pavlovich and Ruschak, P.C. and has been a managing partner of the firm for the past 13 years. She has lived in Charleroi for the past 26 years and her family has strong, long-standing ties to the Mon Valley and Charleroi communities. Her decision to run for Magisterial District Judge was prompted by the desire to use her strong legal background and knowledge, together with her extensive courtroom experience, to serve the community.
“I am confident the variety of cases I have handled over the past 15 years and the wealth of courtroom experience I have garnered have fully prepared me to knowledgeably, effectively and fairly perform the duties of magisterial district judge,” she said.
Ms. Ruschak believes that the duties of the office of Magisterial District Judge must be fulfilled faithfully and impartially and that every individual coming before the magistrate court must be treated with fairness and respect in the impartial application of the law.