MIFFLINTOWN - Juniata County District Attorney Cory J. Snook has announced his intention to seek re-election in 2011.
"Being chosen by the citizens of Juniata County to serve as the District Attorney has been a tremendous honor. I am dedicated to keeping Juniata County safe," Snook said in a release.
Snook was initially elected in November 2009, to be the top law enforcement official in the county.
Cory J. Snook
Since taking office, Snook said he has prosecuted over 250 criminal and juvenile cases.
"My top priority is keeping criminals off the streets. A tough and fair approach to prosecution based on the law and common sense has guided me since taking office. I am also proud of the fact that I have kept the office under budget in these challenging economic times," Snook said in
Snook said he was born and raised in Juniata County and graduated from Juniata High School. He completed a bachelors degree in political science at Lebannon Valley College and obtained his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. After which, Snook said, he returned to Juniata County to open his own law practice.
Snook said he was chosen by his peers to serve as the chairman of the Juniata County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, vice-chairman of the Juniata County Prison Board, and treasurer of the Juniata County Bar Association.
In addition, Snook said he is a member of the Free Spring Church of the Brethren and also attends Messiah Lutheran Church with his wife, Colleen.
Snook said he is a member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, Juniata County Sportsmen's Association, Mifflintown Lions Club, and the Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association.
Snook and his wife live near Thompsontown.