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O’Neill Announces Candidacy for Magisterial District Judge

Christopher O’Neill

for Magisterial District Judge

Family. Service. Integrity.

April 3, 2023 Contact:

O’Neill Announces Candidacy for Magisterial District Judge

Warminster, PA – Today, Christopher O’Neill announced his campaign to be elected as the next Magisterial District Judge serving Warminster Township and Ivyland Borough.

“I have spent my career working to keep our streets, our families, and our community safe. I am honored by the outpouring of support I have seen as I have started this process,” said O’Neill. “My life has been guided by three simple principles: dedication to family, commitment to service, and living with integrity. With your vote, these are the values I will bring with me to the District Court.”

Christopher “Chris” O’Neill is a 48-year resident of Warminster Township, where he currently serves as a Corporal in the Warminster Township Police Department. Prior to his promotion in 2021, Chris served as a Patrolman with the WTPD since 1997, including time with the K9 Unit, from 1999-2015, and again from 2018 to present.

Over his 25-year career in law enforcement, Chris has appeared before a District Judge over 1,000 times for citation hearings, preliminary hearings, & preliminary arraignments. He is also the only candidate in this race who has been certified by the Minor Judiciary Education Board as qualified to serve as District Judge.

Graduating from Archbishop Wood and Temple University, Chris has deep roots in our community where he is currently raising his family with his wife, Sharon. He is an active parishioner with Nativity of Our Lord, a member of the Police Benevolent Association, a former Warminster/Centennial Baseball coach, and a certified Soccer Referee.

Magisterial District Court is the first level of judicial authority in Pennsylvania and is the court where most people experience the judicial system for the first time. Magisterial District Judges handle all traffic cases, minor criminal cases, and civil cases involving amounts up to $12,000.

Due to the non-partisan nature of the office, candidates are permitted to cross-file, appearing on both Parties’ Primary Election ballots.


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