Geistown attorney Smith announces bid for Cambria judgeship

EBENSBURG, Pa. – Cambria County attorney Brett Smith has announced his application for one of two open seats on the Cambria County Court of Common Pleas bench.

Smith, a native of Sidman, is a graduate of Forest Hills High School and a graduate of the University of St. Francis and Duquesne University School of Law. He also received his MBA from Valparaiso University.

Smith, a registered Republican, is expected to file for the primary election.

He was a private attorney in Geistown Borough for 13 years and currently serves as an attorney for Cambria County Crime Stoppers, Portage Township, West Carroll Water Authority and Adams Township Zoning Hearing Board.

He previously served as a part-time state’s attorney for Cambria County for eight years and is a court-appointed attorney.

“People are concerned about violent crime in their neighborhoods,” Smith said. “As a campaigner, I am committed to life, liberty and the rule of law so that everyone can build a better life here.”

Smith said there needs to be a judge who can properly apply the law as written.

“We need a judge who deals with the letter and uses the law as it is written,” he said.

“We all want the same things, for hard-working, law-abiding people to keep their children safe in schools and living in safe places.”

Smith lives in the town of Adams with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Silvis.

Katie Smolen is a reporter with the Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter @KSmolen1230.

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