Public defender Casey McClain earned an endorsement from Pennsylvania State Police troopers in his campaign for magisterial district judge.
The Frederick Sutton Memorial Lodge #57 of the Fraternal Order of Police unanimously voted to endorse McClain, the Democratic candidate for district 49-02-01, which serves Patton, Ferguson and Halfmoon townships and north and west College Township.
Lodge #57 membership is comprised of Pennsylvania State Police troopers serving Centre, Bedford, Fulton, Blair, Huntingdon, Mifflin and Juniata counties.
“My distinguished legal career and relevant education coupled with the way I have treated all people throughout my career define the characteristics of what makes the best judge," McClain said. "As a defense lawyer, I am especially proud to be recognized by the local state troopers for their endorsement."
McClain is facing Republican nominee and retired State College Police officer Dave White for the position in the Nov. 7 election. White was endorsed by Bald Eagle Lodge #51, whose membership includes law enforcement agencies in Centre and Clearfield counties and parts of Blair County.
McClain has been a trial lawyer in the Centre County Public Defender's Office for the past 14 years and an adjunct clinical professor with Penn State Law for the past four years.