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Lebanon Co. picks its first Latina magisterial district judge

By: - November 3, 2021 12:19 pm

Results from Tuesday’s municipal elections are still trickling in from counties across the state, including two races in southeastern Lebanon County. 

In the race for mayor of Lebanon City, Republican incumbent Sherry Capello won a fourth term, beating Democratic candidate Cesar Liriano 1,665-1,153, according to unofficial results. 

Capello’s son, James Capello, did not fare as well as his mother in the race for magisterial district judge, a seat previously held by his father, Thomas Capello. 

Democratic candidate for magisterial district judge Aurelis Figueroa won the seat Tuesday, beating Republican candidate James Capello 654-637, according to unofficial results. Figueroa is the first Latina magisterial district judge to serve in Lebanon County. 

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared. Follow her on Twitter: @Wordsby_CassieM.