Cox running for judge

Dave Cox, a lifelong resident of Chester County and a Pennsylvania State constable for 30 years — in West Chester Borough, East Bradford and Pennsbury townships — is another in the hunt to fill the vacant magisterial district judge seat in Kennett Square. Former Judge Daniel Maisano retired from the bench in January of 2016, and Cox now joins a handful of others who want to fill the position.

Dave Cox

Cox attended West Chester University where he received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice while working full time. He is certified by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and is trained to provide service and security to the Courts’ Minor Judiciary.

In July 2016, he became certified by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts by successfully completing a rigorous training and education program administered by the Minor Judiciary Education Board.

In a press release, Cox said he would like to carry on the legacy of his father, a former principal in the West Chester School District, and his own commitment to children and youth, which he started years ago as a past president of the Police Athletic League of West Chester.

He plans to dedicate time and effort working with Kennett and Unionville-Chadds Ford School districts to help keep our youth on a path to a safe and brighter future, he said, and wants to “tackle the issues of truancy and bullying; provide opportunities for children and young adults; and co-author programs to influence prosperity intellectually and actively in the community.”

He also plans to also help those who come before him struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, family crisis, disability challenges, domestic and crime victims. Cox also said he will communicate with each individual, obtain a better understanding of their specific needs, and provide resources directing them to treatment and support they are looking for.

He added that he believes everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, a “right” that our society too often forgets.

Others who want to fill the seat in Kennett Square are Shawn Rafferty, Al Iacocca, Jane Donze and Lorraine Ramunno. Cox and Ramunno are both Pennsbury Township residents.



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