Local Judicial Candidate’s Success Gains International Attention

by Brian McGinnis, Chester County Dem chair

It’s big news: Jon Long, a candidate for Magisterial District Judge in West Chester, gained national and even some international notoriety recently when he secured a conviction and a guilty plea from a man accused of faking his disabilities and lying about it under oath.

The man who pled guilty had filed more than 30 lawsuits against municipalities and government officials in our neighboring Bucks County. He often sought damages based on blatant lies about his physical condition. To any of us with friends and family living with disabilities, it’s despicable.

Read more about the story of Jon’s victory in court, and share with your friends in West Chester. Remind them to VOTE Jon Long for Magisterial District Judge.

Tuesday Nov. 3, voters in West Chester will head to the polls to select their next judge. I’ve had the opportunity to know Jon personally, and I can tell you that he is the kind of leader who has the character and integrity to serve with honor on the bench. Cases like this one show that Jon will be tough but impartial as our next Magisterial District Judge.

Share Jon’s story and help to spread the word of this important victory, then VOTE Jon Long for Magisterial District Judge tomorrow.

Thank you for all you do.


Brian J. McGinnis
Chairman, Chester County Democratic Committee

Jon Long Announces Candidacy For District Justice

Long Cites Values of Fairness, Integrity and Equality in his Campaign for District Judge

West Chester— December 1, 2014 — At the November 25th monthly executive session of the Chester County Democratic Committee, Jon Long announced his candidacy for District Justice.

Long will be seeking the judgeship of District Court 15-01-04, which services West Chester precincts 1, 2, 4 and 5.

Long cites his interest in dedicating his professional career to public service as his motivation for running, “I am running in order to put my experience as a prosecutor to work serving the citizens of West Chester. The neighborhoods of West Chester that District Court 15-1-04 serves are beset by many issues, especially those concerning the late night activities of some West Chester University students. I am uniquely positioned not only as a prosecutor, but also as a member of the WCU Alumni Association board of directors to make an impact on University-Borough relations and best serve both the residents and students alike so they can live side by side in peace.”

“Jon Long has been an asset to our community since his undergraduate days at West Chester University and has gone on to prove his merit as an Assistant District Attorney in a neighboring county. He is ready to take on the responsibilities of District Justice,” said Jim Salvas, a long-time Democratic leader and retired Ward 1 resident.

“As an Assistant District Attorney I see an opportunity to continue developing my interest in the law at a higher level,” Long said. “I want to make this important local court the best it can be for the citizens of West Chester.” Continue reading