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Jordan Yeager is running for county judge


Jordan Yeager has declared his candidacy for judge on the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. Yeager will run on both the Democratic and Republican ballots in the May nonpartisan primary.

The Court of Common Pleas covers all of Bucks County and serves as the trial court for all civil, criminal, family and probate matters. The court also hears appeals from certain state agencies and all local governments. Judges can be assigned to hear all the different types of cases that come before the court.

Yeager has experience arguing a broad range of the types of cases before the this court and dozens of other trial and appellate courts around the commonwealth.

“I’m running for judge because I believe deeply in our national promise: justice for all,” said Yeager.

For the past 26 years, Yeager has fought to protect the Constitution’s guaranteed freedoms and promise of equal rights. The grandson of an immigrant, and the son of a naval officer, Jordan was raised with a deep belief in American values.

His broad litigation experience was influenced by uncles from both sides of the aisle: one a high profile civil rights lawyer; the other ran for Congress as a conservative Goldwater Republican.

In 2013, Yeager achieved a landmark victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, winning the first case in history declaring a state law unconstitutional because it violated the environmental rights of Pennsylvanians.

The law at issue in the case was Act 13, which took away local zoning authority over fracking.

As a partner at Doylestown and Yardley-based Curtin & Heefner LLP, he chairs the law firm’s Public Sector, Environmental and Appellate practice groups and serves as a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

His current focus includes the areas of appellate litigation, zoning and land use, municipal law, and environmental and constitutional law where he is a nationally recognized litigator. Yeager has trial court experience in 23 counties in Pennsylvania and serves as solicitor and special counsel to municipalities across Bucks County and the state. Nockamixon Township, Solebury Township and Doylestown Borough are among the Bucks County municipalities he serves.

Yeager was raised in Upper Bucks County, graduated from Palisades High School and lives in Doylestown with his wife, Kathy, their daughter Colette (a student at Tufts University), and their dog, Zoie.

He sits on the board of directors of the Bucks County Bar Association and serves as the founder and chair of the association’s Appellate Section.

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