EBENSBURG, Pa. – A longtime Cambria County assistant district attorney has announced his candidacy as a judge of the Cambria County Court of Common Pleas.
Forrest Fordham has announced his candidacy for one of two open positions at the Cambria County Bank.
Fordham, a registered Republican, intends to cross-apply for the primary election.
The Richland Township attorney graduated from the State University of New York – Albany and Capital University School of Law, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania and New York Bars in 1993. Fordham was also admitted to the District Court US for the Western District of Pennsylvania. , and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
In 2002, Fordham was hired as an Assistant District Attorney, and in addition to his duties with the District Attorney’s Office, Fordham serves as a Special Assistant Attorney General and also has a general law practice in Richland Township.
Fordham has served as a Moot Court Counsel at Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg for more than 15 years and is currently a member of the board of directors for the Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department.
“As a Cambria County Assistant District Attorney for more than 20 years, I have taken on hardened criminals to protect local families and seniors,” said Fordham. “If I am elected to office, you can trust that I will always uphold the law while handing down the harshest possible sentences for any convicted criminal who comes into our county to take advantage of local residents. I will send a strong message that if you are coming to Cambria County to commit a crime, I will do everything in my power and within the law to ensure they comply with the time.”
He added that continuing to keep the county safe would be his priority as a judge.
“I have worked closely with law enforcement to get dangerous criminals off our streets and have fought to give crime victims a strong voice in their search for justice. Protecting your constitutional rights and keeping our communities safe will be my top priority as a judge,” Fordham said.
Fordham resides in Richland Township with his wife, Dr. Melissa Simasek-Fordham, with whom he has three children.