Magisterial District Judge Candidate Ferris Webby Hosts Meet & Greet
MAGISTIREIAL DISTRICT JUDGE CANDIDATE Ferris Webby held a Meet & Greet on February 15 at the Slocum Vol. Fire Comapny. Hundreds of people turned out to petition.

On Wednesday, February 15 hundreds turned out at the Slocum Township Volunteer Fire Company in support of Ferris Webby, Candidate for Mountain Top Area Magisterial District Judge. Due to the meet and greet’s success, Webby will hold two more events in the community at which friends and neighbors can pick up yard signs and sign a petition of support.

Hosted by Norby Dotzel, this past Wednesday’s meet and greet played host to hundreds of supporters including many community leaders. Attendees enjoyed pizza, wings, beer and soda at no charge.

For anyone unable to attend last week’s meet and greet or those who could not find a parking space, Webby will be hosting two additional events for community members interested in learning more about his plan to be the community’s experienced, fair, tough magisterial district judge.

The first event will be on Thursday, February 23 from 6-8 p. m. at King’s Pizzeria 49 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. The gathering is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The second event is a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Mountain Top American Legion Post 781, 1550 Henry Drive., from 2-5 p. m. on Sunday March 5. For an $8 donation, guests will enjoy a spaghetti dinner with salad, desserts and beverages.

Webby, a local attorney with more than 35 years’ legal experience, is running to fill the open seat vacated by Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank, who retired after decades of community service from behind the bench. If elected, Webby has vowed to close his private practice in order to be the community’s full-time magisterial district judge.

“For more than 30 years, at every turn, the Mountain Top community has been nothing short of gracious and helpful. As an experienced, fair and tough Magisterial District Judge, I vow to do everything I can to repay this community for all it has done for me and my family,” Webby said. “Whether it be our law enforcement officers and first responders or our teachers and active community volunteers, there are countless people who make this area so special. This event is an opportunity for everyone to come out and learn more about how I plan to protect and preserve everything we hold dear in this community.”

Webby has been a member of the Mountain Top community for more than three decades. He lives in Slocum Township with his wife Elaine. The two raised four children –Angel Mae, Ferris Jr., Charbi Anne and Loriah Ann –who all graduated from Crestwood High School and King’s College. Webby, a King’s College and Cooley School of Law alum, has spent decades supporting his family and the Mountain Top community.

He has volunteered at local bazaars and Crestwood School District functions and is an active parishioner at St. Anthony/St. George’s Maronite Catholic Church in Wilkes-Barre. He also spent many years as a youth baseball coach in Mountain Top and is a past recipient of the Recognition Award from the Mountain Top Boy Scouts and the Crestwood Parent Teacher Association. He has served as a mock trial coach for budding legal professionals as well as a community educator holding free seminars on concealed weapon laws and gun safety.

For more information or to RSVP for the March 5 spaghetti dinner, call 570-817-4835 or email