CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Senate Monday evening unanimously confirmed Franklin County Chief Deputy Assistant District Attorney Todd R. Williams to fill the vacancy created last year by the death of Magisterial District Judge Larry Meminger.
"I'm thrilled that the confirmation process went so quickly and I'm looking forward to being sworn in and taking office," Williams said Monday while on vacation in New Jersey. The commission for his office could come through by Friday, but Williams said a swearing-in ceremony will probably not occur until Friday, July 7, a few days after he returns to work.
Meminger died March 30, 2005, at his home, at the age of 46. He had served as the magisterial district judge for District 39-3-04 since 1984 and was elected to the post four times.
District 39-3-04 includes Greene and Southampton townships, the borough of Orrstown and the Franklin County portion of the borough of Shippensburg. It is one of seven magisterial districts in the county.