Jan. 21—EBENSBURG, Pa. — Attorney Tonilyn Chippie Kargo has announced her candidacy for Cambria County Common Pleas Judge.
“It is a great honor to serve the people of Cambria County as a judge.”
Kargo, a registered Republican, is expected to cross file for the primary election.
Kargo graduated from Penn State University with a degree in speech communication and went on to Widener University School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania since 2001.
She went on to work as a Juvenile Court Master in Cambria County and then as a law clerk in Dauphin County. Then the implementation of the Constitution in the eastern part of the Commonwealth. Kargo was also recently hired as a part-time assistant district attorney in Cambria County.
“Every day I work to provide solutions to families and I have always tried to make sure that children have the opportunity to live in their families,” said Kargo. “My experience and values make me uniquely qualified to provide solutions every day to families who find themselves in Cambria County Court while providing taxpayers with cost-effective services to reduce the court’s budget and compliance with high standards.”
Kargo said he will apply the lessons of his career that he learned while growing up in the chair.
“Like many Cambrians, my family immigrated here for better opportunities. Growing up in a family business, Rizzo’s of Windber, I learned first hand, the importance of hard work, dedication and commitment is necessary for success,” he said. “The lessons I learned from my family, I will give to the court.”
Kargo attends Holy Family Parish in Portage and has been involved in volunteer organizations, mostly involving her stepsons and sits on the board of Professional Family Care Services. She also works as a high school cheer coach in Portage and assists her husband’s travel basketball team. Kargo previously worked as a mock counselor for the Windber Area School District.
She and her husband, Travis, live in Portage, and have three stepsons.