Stephens Announces Run for Magisterial District Judge in District 31-1-07

(Whitehall, PA) – In a packed room of friends, family members, and supporters, at Palace PizzaBar and Grill, Whitehall Township Police Officer Kenneth P. Stephens officially announced his candidacy for Magisterial District Judge in District 31-1-07, representing Whitehall Township and Coplay Borough.

Stephens has been a resident of Whitehall since 1990. With his wife Donna, they have raised three children: Zachary, Dylan, and Taylor, all who have graduated from Whitehall High School.

Through his involvement in Whitehall, Stephens understands the dynamics in the Whitehall-Coplay community. If elected, he is committed to handle the task of protecting the Whitehall-Coplay community and its citizens.

“I will be fair and neutral in handling issues, but also determined to make sure that offenders who break the law in the Whitehall-Coplay area are punished appropriately and taken off the streets,” Stephens said.

For the last twenty-nine years, Stephens has dedicated his life to serving the community as a police officer for Whitehall Township. He has also been involved in the community as a youth sports coach in baseball, softball, and football. Stephens hopes to continue to serve the community in a new capacity as the next Magisterial District Judge for the Whitehall-Coplay district.

About Kenneth P. Stephens Jr.

Born in 1964, Stephens grew up primarily in the South Side of Allentown. He graduated from William Allen High School in 1982, and from Kutztown University with a Criminal Justice Bachelor Science Degree in 1986. He entered the Allentown Police Academy in 1988 and was hired by Whitehall Township in 1989. Over his career, he has served in multiple roles as a Motor Carrier Safety Officer, DARE Officer, and a School Resource Officer for the Whitehall-Coplay District. Stephens is certified by the Minor Judiciary Education Board of Pennsylvania.

Information provided to TVL by:
Amanda Thompson (member)
Committee to Elect Kenneth P. Stephens
P.O. Box 705
Whitehall, Pa. 18052

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