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Joseph "Joe" D. Faith

August 01, 2006

Retired correctional officer Joseph "Joe" D. Faith has filed to run for Washington County Orphans Court judge. filed July 3 for the post.

"I just wanted to do something to help some people in the county ... I'm getting older and want something to occupy my time," said Faith, 70, of 14524 Mercersburg Road in Clear Spring,.

Faith, a Democrat, worked as a correctional officer for 20 years before retiring from Maryland Correctional Training Center south of Hagerstown in 1978. In the 1970s, Faith was president of the Maryland Classified Employees Association at the prison. He and his wife of 50 years, Helen, have two daughters, Jolene Hebb and Yvonne Belt, who also live in Clear Spring with their spouses. Faith has three grandchildren.

A lifelong Washington County resident, Faith said he has voted in every election since his 21st birthday. He served two years with the U.S. Army and was stationed in South Carolina, Texas and New York City.

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Faith said he spends his spare time "taking care of the homefront."

He is a member of Mt. Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairview, AARP, the Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion in Mercersburg, Pa.

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