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Montco Judge Returns to Abington for First Gig

Judge Gail Weilheimer: Being a commissioner is 'one of the most difficult jobs that exists.'

Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gail Weilheimer Credit: Mischa Arnosky
Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gail Weilheimer Credit: Mischa Arnosky

Newly-appointed Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge (and former Abington Commissioner) Gail Weilheimer administered the oath of office to the nine commissioners during Monday's reorganization meeting in Abington. 

See more on Abington's reorganization here

Weilheimer said it was the first job she's undertaken as a judge ... and had some nice things to say about Abington. 

Below is a list of the commissioners who were sworn in on Monday night.

Returning are:

  • Lawrence Jones, of Ward 3
  • Stephen Kalinoski, of Ward 6
  • Peggy Myers, of Ward 8
  • Thomas Farren of Ward 12 and
  • Lori Schreiber, of Ward 14

The newly-appointed commissioners are:

  • Michael Markman, of Ward 2 (replacing Robert Wachter)
  • Jimmy DiPlacido, of Ward 4 (replacing Jay O'Connor)
  • Benjamin Sanchez, of Ward 7 (replacing Matthew Willis) 
  • Tom Hecker, of Ward 10 (replacing James Ring)
Marguerite Sexton January 08, 2014 at 10:57 AM
"Newly appointed?" I distinctly remember voting for her. How about "newly elected" or "just sworn in"?

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