Pennsbury Township resident Lorraine Ramunno has announced her candidacy for district judge. She now joins Pocopson resident Sean Rafferty in seeking the position formerly held by retired Magisterial District Judge Daniel Maisano.
That court district covers Kennett Square and Kennett Township, Newlin, East Marlborough, Pennsbury, Pocopson and Birmingham townships.
In a letter announcing her candidacy, Ramunno said it’s “been my long time desire to become magisterial district justice for District Court 15-3-04. It has been my goal for nearly 20 years. I have worked the legal field for over 34 years in a variety of positions until I became an attorney 23 years ago. Becoming a district judge is the next logical step in my legal career.”
Ramunno currently practices law in an office in Media. Her practice includes criminal cases, juvenile and civil matters, as well as landlord-tenant disputes and other matters of law.
“I have observed and worked with many district justices, district attorneys and law enforcement. I know what to do and what not to do. Consequently, I know I have the right temperament to be a district justice. I am very patient and I have the ability to listen and treat every person equally and with respect,” she said.
In a follow up email, Ramunno said she’s wanted to be a district judge for 20 years, saying being a judge is the “final stepping stone” of her career in law.
“For me it is important to assure that everyone’s rights are protected and to maintain integrity in the court system,” she said.
Ramunno said she wants to provide people with a “positive experience when they come into the court system… I want the people to feel as though they were heard and received a fair and honest day in court.”
She added that she would be a fulltime judge and not continue practicing law while on the bench.