Judge Tira to Take Seat in September
LLA attorney and two party judicial nominee Ryan Tire will take office as Lycoming County judge as a result of an interim appointment by Governor Tom Wolf. The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination on June 27, 2019.
Tira was one of six nominations for Common Pleas court that were approved at the same time.
In the May primary, Tira was nominated by both the Republican and Democrat parties by large majorities. He will be the only candidate on the ballot in November. The interim appointment expires on January 6, 2020.
Court Administrator Adrianne Stahl has confirmed that Judge Tira will take office on September 3 and will begin work on September 4, 2019. A ceremony has been scheduled for September 3 in Courtroom 1 at 4:30 pm.
When contacted about the turn of events that led to this early appointment, Judge Tira said, "I am excited to take on this new challenge." In the meantime, he will be winding down his practice to prepare for his new position.
The interim appointment will provide some stability in the Lycoming County court, which has been relying on senior judges to fill the scheduling gaps left by the retirements of Judges Anderson and Gray.
Judge Tira has been active in the Association. He served as President in 2017 and sat on the Executive Committee for may years. The last Lycoming County Judge to have served as Association President was Judge Thomas Wood in 1956.
The Lycoming Law Association offers its congratulations to Judge Tira.