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Seger seeking second term

March 9, 2019 GMT

Windber District Judge Bill Seger has announced he is seeking a second term.

Seger, who was elected in 2013, said he wants to continue serving the northern portion of Somerset County by hearing cases.

“I really enjoyed my first term,” the 58-year-old said during a telephone interview Friday. “I think I’m providing a good service to the citizens of Somerset County, and I want to continue to do that.”

Seger has been a lawyer for 31 years. He is a 1979 graduate of Windber Area High School and has degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Duquesne University.

He lives in Windber Borough with his wife, Barbara. They have a son, Zachary.

In addition to holding the judge seat, he is vice president of the Windber Public Library, vice president of the Somerset County Federated Library System and a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association football official.

Seger is seeking the nominations of both the Democratic and Republican parties. He said that the role of a judge is to be fair in hearing cases from criminal intent to civil litigation.

“The stuff we do is just conducting hearings,” he said. “Just doing the job I’m supposed to do.”

He said he feels his legal background and experience during the past five years qualifies him for a second term.

“I enjoy being a judge,” he said.

In a prepared statement, Seger said that it has been an honor to serve the citizens in his jurisdiction.

“I will continue to be a fair and impartial District Judge and decide every case before me based upon on its merits,” the statement reads.

District judges serve for six years. Seger’s current term is up this year.

No other candidates for the seat have come forward thus far.

Windber District Court 16-3-02 covers Windber, Benson, Central City, Hooversville and Paint boroughs, and Ogle, Paint and Shade townships. The primary is May 21.