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Steven Lachman

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Steven Lachman
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Current Court Information:
Title:   Judge
Active:   2014-2019
Past position:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   Arbitrator, Centre County Court of Common Pleas and Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Penn State University
Law School:   Vermont Law School, 1986
Grad. School:   Penn State University
Candidate 2013:
Candidate for:  Centre County Magisterial District
Position:  49-3-05
State:  Pennsylvania
Election information 2013:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  5/21/2013
Primary vote:  53.5%ApprovedA
Election date:  11/5/2013
Election vote:  57.8%ApprovedA

Steven Lachman is a judge on the Centre County Magisterial District, District 49-3-05, in Pennsylvania. He was elected on November 5, 2013 for a term expiring in 2019.[1][2]



Lachman ran for election to the Centre County Magisterial District.

Primary: He received 53.5% of the vote in the Democratic primary on May 21, 2013, defeating Susan Bardo and Jeffrey S. Helffrich. He cross-filed as a Republican but lost in that primary. 
General: He defeated Susan Bardo in the general election on November 5, 2013, receiving 57.8% of the vote.[3][2]



Lachman earned an undergraduate degree from Penn State University. He earned his J.D. in 1986, graduating cum laude from Vermont Law School. He also holds a graduate degree in geography from Penn State University.[1]


Lachman also works as an attorney in private practice. He has previously worked as a public defender for Allegheny County, a litigator for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and as an attorney with a civil litigation firm. He was also an opinion columnist for the Centre Daily Times.[1]

Awards and associations

  • Coach, Forensics Mock Trial Team, State College Area High School
  • Coach, Debate Team, State College Area High School
  • Vice-Chair, Moshannon Group, Sierra Club
  • Volunteer, Schlow Memorial Library
  • Volunteer, Annual book sale, American Association of University Women
  • Former secretary, Board of Directors, Voices of Central Pennsylvania
  • Former assistant scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 83
  • Former coach and referee, Centre Soccer Association
  • Former coach, Girls' basketball team, Our Lady of Victory and OLV Hoops youth basketball league
  • Former coach, State College Little League Baseball

Judicial philosophy

. . .Treating people fairly, yet holding them accountable for their actions is what keeps our community a good place to live and keeps society civilized.[1] -Steven Lachman[4]

See also

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lachman Campaign Website (timed out)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Centre County Election Results
  3. Centre County Government, "Unofficial Election Results - 2013 Municipal Primary," May 21, 2013
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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