Dellafiora announces bid for jury commissioner
April 28, 2013 4:00 AM
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Mary Jane Dellafiora is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary election for her seventh term as an Indiana County jury commissioner.

The office of jury commissioner is held by two individuals of different political parties who oversee the selection of jury candidates for the Indiana County Court of Common Pleas and coroner’s juries.

Since she has been in office, the sources of jurors have increased in an attempt to include all eligible citizens of Indiana County, she said.

Dellafiora served as president and vice president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Jury Commissioners.

She has been active in her role as that organization’s legislative representative to the Pennsylvania State Association of Elected County Officials, and she has been a strong advocate for maintaining the integrity of juror selection by upholding the elected office of jury commissioner.

“I have been honored to serve as jury commissioner in Indiana County and I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Indiana County with my colleague, Louise Hildebrand, in the elected office of jury commissioner.”

She is a recipient of The Chapel of Four Chaplains’ Legion of Honor Award for her service to people regardless of race or faith. She is a past recipient of the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women’s Outstanding Elected Woman Award and was awarded the Indiana County Federation of Democratic Women’s Woman of the Year Award.

She is a member of the Federation of Democratic Women and served on the Homer-Center school board and is a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. She is a graduate of Juniata College and George Washington University School of Medical Technology.

Dellafiora resides in Center Township with her husband, John. They are the parents of four children and six grandchildren.

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