O'Brien for prothonotary
I want to thank Rich Schachte for his letter: “Allegheny: Pay Westmoreland heed” (Feb. 22). He's opened a discussion concerning the Westmoreland County prothonotary's office and proving that it's wrong to make blanket statements based on party affiliation.
Prothonotary Christina O'Brien is a proud Democrat. She refuses to hide behind labels or run toward voting trends just to get elected. She stands on her record.
Since taking office, she has made key budget cuts, upgraded technology and increased public access to civil court records, including electronically publishing naturalization records. In the near future, the office will provide credit card services for its customers and is working with the Westmoreland Bar Association to implement e-filing.
Christina has 22 dedicated and motivated employees who take great pride in their work. Her office regularly receives calls and letters complimenting them on its service.
All of these things were done by a Democrat. The courthouse needs a responsible and balanced government that includes all parties. Christina has never viewed herself as a “politician,” just a public servant trying to do the best job possible and improve our community.
This office does not belong to a political party; it belongs to the taxpayers of Westmoreland County.
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