MIDDLEBURG - Snyder County Prothonotary and Clerk of Court Teresa J. Berger announced Monday she will seek re-election in hopes of capturing the Republican nomination in the May primary, according to a press release.
Berger, who is currently completing her sixth term, would begin another four-year term if she secures victory, the release states.
"The past five plus years brought about many changes in the court system and in the way the office handles the cases in the various divisions of the court. I look forward to a new term and new challenges," Berger said in the release. "I enjoy and take pride in the service this office provides to the public, my administrative duties and the legal work that is involved in the day by day operations of the office. The office I hold and the duties pertaining to the Common Pleas Court system serve as a hub to the courts and all court-related personnel and statewide agencies."
Berger has extended public hours, now remaining open until 4:30 p.m. in order to better serve the public including users from law offices, court-related offices and outside agencies, Berger says in the release. Those filing court-related documents, applying for passports and marriage licenses will be assisted as a result of these extended hours, the release states.
Berger is an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Mount Pleasant Mills as well as a life member of the Snyder County Historical Society where she currently serves as treasurer, the release states. She is also a former president and member of the Snyder County Council of Republican Women. Berger was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Fremont Fire Department, Penn State Extension Board, Snyder County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and current secretary of the State Association of Prothonotaries and Clerk of Courts.