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South Union woman seeks Democratic nomination for Fayette County jury commissioner

| Saturday, March 2, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
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Lauren Mahoney Yohman, candidate for Fayette County jury commissioner

A South Union woman is seeking the Democratic nomination for jury commissioner in Fayette County.

Lauren Mahoney Yohman said she wants to give back to her community.

“I am passionate about giving back to the region and committed to making Fayette County a better place to raise our next generation,” she said. “I want to see more young professionals choosing to live and work in our community.”

A Fayette County native and graduate of Laurel Highlands Senior High School, Yohman moved to Washington, D.C., after graduating from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington County with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

In Washington, she worked for AFL-CIO Investment Trust before returning to Southwestern Pennsylvania to serve as political director for the late U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter.

Yohman said she wanted to return home so she could participate in bettering the area.

“It's where I grew up,” she said. “The Fayette County area helped mold me into the person I am. I feel I belong here, and it's very important for me to do all I can to make it a better place.”

Yohman holds positions with a number of community groups, including treasurer of the State Theatre board of directors, board member of Crime Stoppers of Fayette County and co-director of the Parkinson's Awareness 5K Walk/Run.

Yohman is a member of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee. In 2012, she was elected to represent the 9th Congressional District as a state delegate at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Yohman is a life insurance and financial services specialist with State Farm Insurance. She and her husband, Brad, are expecting their first child in June.

Liz Zemba is a reporter for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-601-2166 or lzemba@tribweb.com.

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