Wayne County Combat Veteran Seeks District Judge Seat

Michael J. Farley of Clinton Township, Wayne County, announces his candidacy for the position of Magisterial District Judge for District Number 22-03-4. Farley, 37, an honorably discharged U.S. Army Infantryman of the First Infantry Division, and seasoned attorney at Barna Law of Honesdale, endeavors to fill the role of the Honorable Ronald J. Edwards, who is retiring.

“I intend to campaign tirelessly, to treat my competitors with respect, the Wayne County way, and to live with the decision of the electorate,” Farley said.

Born and raised in Wayne County, Farley suggests his record of service to county and community makes him the best qualified for the job. “Having practiced law in magisterial courts and served as an adjudicator with the Wayne County Arbitration Panel, the judicial process is well known to me,” Farley said. “My tenure as a former member of Waymart Borough Council will also help me manage the demands of the office of District Judge.”

Farley draws inspiration from his grandmother, the late Margaret M. Farley, who served as Magisterial District Judge in Wayne County for over 17 years. “She is my role model.” Farley said. “She was patient, temperate and decisive. Qualities that make a great judge.” The race for the next Magisterial District Judge of District 22-03-4 will reach its first milestone with the spring Municipal Election of May 18, 2021. “I must campaign during one of the most divisive periods in our nation’s history. The next District Judge must put party politics aside and provide justice for all.” Farley relayed. “If elected, I intend to do just that.”

Magisterial District 22-03-4 is comprised of the following Wayne County municipalities: Berlin Twp., Bethany Boro., Buckingham Twp., Clinton Twp., Damascus Twp., Dyberry Twp., Lebanon Twp., Manchester Twp., Mount Pleasant Twp., Oregon Twp., Preston Twp., Scott Twp., and Starrucca Boro.