A 25-year veteran police officer of the South Strabane Township Police Department hopes to succeed Jay Weller, who recently retired as the magisterial district judge based in North Strabane Township.
Sgt. Michael Manfredi, 45, is also a member of the Washington County Drug Task Force and a part-time officer in East Washington Borough.
For 12 years, he served as a task force officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Mon Valley Drug Task Force.
As a result of his experience in law enforcement, Manfredi has appeared in what he pegged as “thousands of cases” in the same magisterial courtroom where he hopes to preside.
He has aided in the prosecution of criminal offenses and arraignments, plus summary traffic and non-traffic citations.
Manfredi also appears on a regular basis before judges in the Washington County Court of Common Pleas and U.S. District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania.
“This experience makes me uniquely qualified to be your next magisterial district judge,” Manfredi said in a news release.
A lifelong resident of Washington County, Manfredi is a graduate of Trinity High School and the police academy at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
He lives in South Strabane Township with his wife and four children.
Manfredi is seeking both the Democratic and Republican nominations in the district, which encompasses East Washington, Strabane, North Strabane and South Strabane townships.