WAYNE COUNTY — This year, Wayne County voters will choose a new president judge for the county’s Court of Common Pleas to replace the Honorable Raymond L. Hamill who is retiring from the bench. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the county’s next presiding judge will, for the first time, be a woman.

On Sunday, April 30 at 11 a.m., Bethany Pubic Library will host an opportunity for citizens to meet the two judgeship candidates who will appear on the May 16 Primary Election ballot: Janine Edwards, the county’s sitting district attorney, now in her second term, and Pamela Wilson, a former assistant DA, current solicitor for the county’s Children and Youth Services and a practicing attorney with an office in Honesdale.
Both candidates are Republicans and have cross filed in the Republican and Democratic columns on the ballot. Both are graduates of Honesdale High School in the late 1980s. Upon completing college and law school, both returned home to work in various aspects of the law, having handled criminal, civil and family matters in their legal careers.

Learn more about these two contenders and their qualifications in a meet-the-candidates event to be held in the Bethany Borough’s Community Room upstairs from the library, located at 8 Court Street, Bethany. Note: The building (upstairs) is not handicap accessible.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.