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Plum running for judge's seat

December 20, 2008|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - A Hamilton Township, Pa., man has announced his candidacy for the vacant magisterial district judge seat previously held by Pennsylvania state Senator-elect Rich Alloway.

David (Dave) L. Plum, 43, said he is certified for the position, having enrolled in the Magisterial District Judge Certification Course in June and receiving his certification through the Pennsylvania Minor Judiciary Education Board.

Plum is running for the District 39-3-03 seat vacated in February by Alloway, who resigned the seat in order to run for the Senate. Candidates for judicial seats in Pennsylvania may file to run in both the Republican and Democratic primaries in May.

The district includes Hamilton, Letterkenny, Lurgan and Metal townships.

"I am very fortunate to have a wide range of business and life experiences and am thankful for all of them," Plum stated in his announcement. "These experiences combined with my training provide me with a perspective and important attributes necessary to effectively serve our community."

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Born and raised in Hamilton Township, Plum is a U.S. Navy veteran who returned to the county and started a construction business. In 2003, he purchased a rental storage unit business which he runs with his wife, Jenny, he said.

Plum, a Republican, is a graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School and the mechanical drafting program at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center. He served six years in the Navy as an electronic technician assigned to the Special Warfare Group in Little Creek, Va.

After leaving the Navy, Plum went to work for a government contractor, detached to Sturgeon Bay, Wis., where he was a liaison for communications systems on a new class of mine counter measures ships.

A member of the Chambersburg First Church of God, Plum is also a member of a number of veterans and fraternal organizations.

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