The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 6, 2013

Somerset official seeking re-election

Dave Sutor

SOMERSET — Angie Svonavec is seeking a fifth term as Somerset County’s prothonotary.

Svonavec won a fourth term during the 2009 general election.

“My proven dedication to this position merits another term to further benefit the court, the legal community and most importantly, the citizens of Somerset County,” said Svonavec, a Democrat.

During her time in office, Svonavec has helped modernize the county’s data storage system for records in the civil division of the court. She brought in digital imaging software for scanning documents.

Svonavec helped to acquire a Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission grant that is being used to preserve nationalization records from the 1800s through 1954 and computerize 150 civil continuance docket books dating from 1795 to 1949.

“It is my responsibility to ensure that the historic records are preserved, thus the reason for chairing the County Records Improvement Committee,” she said.

Svonavec announced her candidacy late last week.

She will be sworn in as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Prothonotaries and Clerks of the Courts this summer.

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