O’Brien running for district judge

June 27th, 2015 1:27 am

First Posted: 2/19/2013

James Red O'Brien is announcing his candidacy for Magisterial District Judge for district 11-1-04. The district is comprised of Avoca, Dupont, Duryea and Hughestown boroughs, and the city of Pittston. O'Brien, a Pittston resident, graduated from Pittston Area High School and attended Luzerne County Community College and Marywood University where he studied Business Administration and Computer Information Systems. He has been very active in the Greater Pittston area serving as Mayor of Avoca for three years, elected to three terms on the Pittston Area School Board serving as President in 2007, and served Luzerne County as the Recorder of Deeds for a four year term. O'Brien remarked, I have a strong sense of duty to our community, and have chosen public service because of my firm belief that we must all give of ourselves in order to ensure the safety and welfare of every citizen. I want to bring my life experiences and common sense to the District Judge position in Greater Pittston. He is married to the former Ann Snopkowski, of Dupont, and has a daughter Ella, 5, and son Seamus, 17. He is the son of Jack O'Brien and Marie McGlynn O'Brien, both residents of Duryea. He is civically active in the Greater Pittston Area where he is a member of Our Lady of Eucharist Parish, Knights of Columbus, Ancient Order of Hibernians Avoca, Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick and Pittston YMCA. On Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m. you can join O'Brien for his announcement and petition signing at the West Side Social Club in Avoca. He will cross-file as a Democrat and Republican in the upcoming May primary.