Judge Carolyn T. Carluccio

Judge Carolyn T. Carluccio

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Judge Carolyn Carluccio is the incumbent Common Pleas Judge from Montgomery County who will bring unmatched experience, proven temperament, and unquestionable impartiality to Pennsylvania’s highest court.

Judge Carluccio was elected to the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in November of 2009, where she served with distinction on the family, criminal, and civil court benches. Last year, she was unanimously chosen by her peers to serve as the Court’s first female President Judge in the county’s history. Judge Carluccio earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College and her Juris Doctor Degree from Delaware Law School.


Maria C. Battista

Pennsylvania Superior Court (Vote for two)

Maria Battista has more than 15 years of legal experience in civil, criminal, and administrative law and is a former Assistant District Attorney. She is also a skilled mediator and public speaker.

As a Commonwealth attorney, Battista was counsel in the Departments of Health and State. For three years, Battista was a hearing examiner where she presided over hundreds of cases, including for the Department of Corrections and Probation and Parole. Those who know her best have found her to have a strong legal mind, while still showing compassion. Battista has been a presenter for continuing legal education courses in mediation, oral arguments before appellate courts, and health care matters. She plans to use her diverse legal and educational background to establish an office that is efficient, accountable, and transparent.


Judge Harry F. Smail Jr.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court (Vote for two)

Judge Harry Smail Jr. has been a Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas judge for more than eight years. Judge Smail was appointed to the court by former Governor Tom Corbett in 2014 and was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate.

Smail’s rulings have shaped the application of the law regarding land use and energy development, the Second Amendment, election law, and other areas. Judge Smail has also served as the Elections Judge in Westmoreland County, overseeing recounts and petition challenges, among other issues. In 2020, he presided over critical election law cases that upheld essential anti-fraud requirements for casting a mail-in ballot. Judge Smail is a graduate of Grove City College and Duquesne University School of Law.


Megan Martin

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

Megan Martin will bring a deep respect for our republic, an understanding of the separation of powers, and a reverence for the rule of law to our Commonwealth Court.

Martin has the unique distinction of having served in all three branches of our state government and as an attorney for the United States Navy. Martin made history when she became the first woman to serve as the Pennsylvania Senate’s Secretary-Parliamentarian. There, she managed the legislative process with diligence and care for more than a decade, ensuring that the constitution, laws, and rules of the Senate were followed throughout the legislative process. Martin will be a fair and impartial jurist who will stand up for constitutional rights, will not legislate from the bench, but instead apply the law as it was written by the General Assembly.


Donna Long Brightbill

Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas

Donna Long Brightbill, a graduate of Palmyra High School, has three plus decades of solid experience in both civil law and as a criminal prosecutor.She’s a partner at Long Brightbill, Lebanon, with four other lawyers.

After graduating from Palmyra High School, Donna worked her way through college (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) and Duquesne Law School, graduating 3rd in her class. After graduation, she worked at a large Harrisburg law firm; leaving to become a partner at the Lebanon firm of Siegrist, Koller, Brightbill & Long. She and her partner, Thomas S Long (unrelated), have practiced together for the past 31 years. Currently Long Brightbill firm consists of five lawyers plus staff.

In addition to representing Lebanon area residents in a wide array of civil matters, she served seven years as an assistant district attorney, scoring convictions in important felony cases, twenty as solicitor of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority, ten as Lebanon City solicitor, and as solicitor for several other municipal bodies. The Lebanon County Court has appointed her to serve as an arbitrator, special support master, and guardian ad litem, where in custody cases she recommends to the court a plan to promote the best interests of the children.

Donna’s 34 years includes appearances before all levels of state courts. Donna is a true lifetime Republican, first working for the endorsed party candidate in a 1977 District Attorney’s race.

Donna, with her husband, raised and educated 5 boys; one of whom is a law student. Her volunteer activities included advisor, Palmyra High School Youth and Government; solicitor, Palmyra Library; chair, BSA Troop 415 Committee; president, Cedar Crest Soccer Booster Club, plus various other posts associated with Scouts and Cedar Crest Odyssey of The Mind.


Bob Phillips

Lebanon County Commissioner (Vote for two)

As our Republican Lebanon County Commissioner, Bob Phillips has provided necessary public services while putting the county on a sound financial footing.

Bob has advocated fiscal responsibility to rebuild the financial strength of Lebanon County during his twelve years as Commissioner, resulting in an “A” rating from Standard & Poor’s.

Phillips has been a champion for public safety, spearheading the building of a state-of-the-art County 9-1-1 Center and providing new radios for all first responders.

Bob has spent his life volunteering in his community, including service to the Lebanon School Board, the Francis J. Dixon Foundation, Lebanon Lions Club, and the United Way.

Mike Kuhn

Mike Kuhn

Lebanon County Commissioner (Vote for two)

Commissioner Mike Kuhn was born and raised in Lebanon County as one of seven children to Frank and Agatha Kuhn—respected pillars of civic and community life. It’s a tradition of loving and serving neighbors that’s defined every season of Mike’s life. 

Mike and his wife, Yvonne (Wise) Kuhn, have been married for 31 years and are the proud parents of three children—Adam (30), Alex (28), and Amelia (25). Yvonne leads a thriving local real estate practice, while the family volunteers in numerous ways to give back to the community they love.

The Kuhns are longtime members of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and live in a lovingly restored home in historic downtown Lebanon with their beloved Shiba Inu, Winston.

This year, Commissioner Kuhn won the Republican nomination for Lebanon County Commissioner on a campaign of “Decent, honest, politics”—committing to a positive, clean campaign.


Robert M. Mettley

Lebanon County Controller

The Controller’s Office is mandated by the legislature to supervise the fiscal affairs of the county including accounts and acts relating to all officers or other persons who collect, receive, hold, or disburse county public monies.  During his many years of service Bob has strengthened audit procedures, policies, and internal controls to achieve these goals and deter fraudulent activity.


Dawn Blauch

Lebanon County Recorder of Deeds

After taking office in January of 2020, Dawn continued the efficient operation of her office during the COVID shutdown, creating no disruptions to Lebanon County residents’ ability to manage their real estate transactions.  In 2022 Dawn initiated the Lebanon County Veterans I.D. program, promoting businesses who provide identification and veterans discounts.  To further preserve property owner’s rights, Dawn is planning to implement a volunteer Record Alert system, allowing owners to protect their property at no additional cost and to receive an alert each time a document is recorded.


Sallie A. Neuin

Lebanon County Treasurer

Sallie A. Neuin, the County Treasurer, has served since 2004 and as Lebanon County Tax Claim Bureau director since 2008. The Treasurer’s office receives, reconciles, and invests county funds.

It sells sportsman permits, dog, hunting and fishing licenses. It also issues Small Games of Chance and Bingo permits for Non-Profit organizations.

It collects real estate taxes for the county, most of its municipalities, the Lebanon School District, and the hotel tax.


Dr. Jeffrey A. Yocum

Lebanon County Coroner

Dr. Yocum, a local practitioner, served as the Chief Deputy Coroner from 1983 until 1995, when he was first elected as our coroner. During his most recent term, Dr. Yocum navigated the COVID crises, facilitated the transfer of coroner records to the Prothonotary’s office, and provided oversight for the acquisition of a needed official coroner vehicle for the efficient movement of bodies. To better serve the community, he has added several deputy coroners. Dr. Yocum serves on the local Child Death Review Team.


Barbara A. Smith

Lebanon County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts

Since her appointment in 2015, Barbara has been re-elected and respected for her daily presence working alongside her staff. Passport applications have been made easier with her addition of providing photographs of applicants on site. She has modernized the office with E-filing.

Anthony J. Verna Sr.

Magisterial District Judge 53-3-01
Kim Wolfe

Kim Wolfe

Magisterial District Judge 53-3-03

A former police officer, Judge Wolfe has established an 18-year record as a hardworking, fair minded MDJ. He has the reputation as a judge who follows the law with patience, courtesy, firmness and understanding, saying “I sincerely appreciate the support the public has shown me and look forward to continuing my service in the upcoming years.”


David Warner

Magisterial District Judge 53-3-05

Uniquely prepared based on 16 years as an attorney at Buzgon Davis Law Offices, David also serves as County Solicitor and previously as an Assistant District Attorney. He’s appeared before Magisterial District Judges on hundreds of occasions and is the only candidate for MDJ who is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

As a registered Republican for his entire adult life, David began his involvement as Chairman of the Young Republicans at Lebanon Valley College. After graduation, he and his wife, Kristine, made their home in Palmyra for the past 20 years. Their children attend the Palmyra Area School District; over the past decade David has coached numerous youth sports teams. The Warner’s regularly attend Encounter Church of Palmyra and his community activities include the Palmyra Area Business Association, the Caring Cupboard, and Santa’s Big Bowling Bash.