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District Court 36-3-03

Hon. Joseph Schafer

Appointed to the bench by Gov. Edward G. Rendell in July of 2005 and then elected to the bench in 2006, Magisterial District Judge Joseph Schafer is now in his third term, having been re-elected in 2011 and 2017.

MDJ Schafer serves as the President of the Magisterial District Judges’ Association for Judicial District 36 and is an integral member of many court committees.

An active member of his community, Mr. Schafer served as Chairman of the Center Township Board of Supervisors for a number of years prior to his appointment.