Candidates 2019

Candidates 2019——

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Prothonotary – Noah Marlier, Esq.

Noah Marlier grew up right here in Montgomery County, attending Jenkintown public schools. After teaching United States history in a public school in Virginia, Noah joined the Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa, where he served as a teacher and teacher trainer for over two years. After returning from Malawi and graduating from Rutgers Law School, Noah became an Assistant District Attorney right here in Montgomery County. He currently works at a firm that represents local governments throughout the County, and he resides in Springfield with his wife Lindsay and their two little boys.

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Register of Wills – D. Bruce Hanes

D. Bruce Hanes has served as Montgomery County’s Register of Wills and the Clerk of Orphans’ Court since 2008.   Hanes made headlines in 2013 when he successfully challenged Pennsylvania’s unconstitutional law restricting marriage to a man and a woman. A federal judge in Pennsylvania and the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with Hanes’ position and declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right.

He also implemented the electronic processing of probates, Orphans’ Court filings, and marriage licenses in Montgomery County.

He is a U.S. Army veteran and former Assistant Attorney General in the Pennsylvania Department of Justice. Prior to his service as Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court, Hanes was an attorney in private practice for 35 years specializing in civil litigation, wills, and estates. He has lived for almost 36 years in the Elkins Park neighborhood of Cheltenham Township with his wife Rosemary. They have two adult daughters and two grandsons.

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District Attorney—Kevin Steele, Esq.

Kevin Steele has been a prosecutor for over 20 years and has served as Montgomery County District Attorney for the past three years. He has spent time across the county, listening to, speaking to and working with residents, crime victims, business leaders, law enforcement officials, students, survivors of domestic violence, family members who have lost loved ones to addiction as well as many others. Steele’s priorities are working to end the opioid-heroin-fentanyl epidemic, advocating for victims and their rights, using innovative crime fighting strategies to prevent and deter criminals and using diversionary programs. Steele serves as Legislative Chair for the PA District Attorneys Association and was recently awarded the Louis D. Stefan Law Enforcement Award by the Montgomery Bar Association.