WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A magisterial district judge candidate acknowledged Thursday that he was charged with solicitation of a prostitute and driving under the influence in separate incidents in 2000 and 2002.
"My response to it is that I (wasn't) the same person I am now. ... I'm not proud of it, but it is part of who I am," said David Plum of Chambersburg.
Plum is running for the currently vacant magisterial district judge position in District 39-3-03, which has its office in Pleasant Hall, Pa. He owns storage units and took a certification class for magisterial district judges.
His opponent, Carol Redding, and her husband, Patrick J. Redding, made The Herald-Mail aware of Plum's criminal history Thursday. The Reddings, both attorneys, said they are concerned about Plum's impartiality as a judge presiding over arraignments and preliminary hearings.