Candidates were asked: How does your training and experience qualify you for this position?
MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT 56-3-04
Vote for one
JOSEPH D. HOMANKO SR.
Education: 1980 Graduate of the former Hazleton Senior High School; 1982 Graduate of Luzerne County Community College with an Associate degree in Applied Science in Criminal Justice; 1982/1983 Graduate from Lackawanna Junior College in the Act 120 program-Municipal Police Officers' Training and Education Commission.
Occupation: Police Sergeant at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania since 1987. Employed since 1985 at Kutztown as a Patrolman. Police Chief with the Beaver Meadows Police Department since 1987. With the department since 1981.
Qualifications: High School graduate/college graduate/ attended and attending numerous seminars throughout my career and experience with dealing with the Public throughout my 22 years of public service.
Response: I am going to utilize my twenty two years of public service which I feel will bring an asset in being able to administer the duties of the office.
Education: I received my Juris Doctor Degree from Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle; BA from Bloomsburg University; BA from Bloomsburg University; attended Penn State Hazelton Campus
Qualifications: I am the only candidate who has vast experience in all areas under which the District Justice has jurisdiction, has handled all types of cases. My criminal experience includes hundreds of preliminary hearings, dealing with cases that cover the spectrum including murder, to felonies such as rape and burglary, and also misdemeanor cases from theft to DUI, and countless summary cases which include traffic cases, as well as non-traffic cases such as harassment and disorderly conduct.
Response: At 43, I have the maturity, temperament, being a mother of three children, to deal with the many juvenile cases filed in this office. Most important, I have the managerial skills needed to run this office, with my experience stemming not only from running my own law office, but also from managing the district office of Senator James J. Rhoades for eight years.