Keith Albright doesn't like to tout his accomplishments.

Instead, the former West York Police chief is hoping he's elected district judge based on his reputation.

"I worked very had to build a (good) reputation," Albright said.

The 29-year veteran of the department will retire in May. For seven years, Albright, 54, served as police chief before resigning from the position last year to return to the role of a patrol officer.

Through the police service, Albright said, he gained knowledge of the district judge's office.

District Judge Daniel Garber, whose jurisdiction is the whole of West Manchester Township, is retiring this year.

Albright, a West Manchester resident, said he stressed being a fair and impartial police officer. If elected, that fairness and impartiality will transfer to the district judge office.

Before joining the police department Albright worked for York County Prison and headed its work release program.

Albright graduated from York College with a degree in criminal justice in 1979 and has been a township resident since 1983.

Other candidates seeking the position include Andrew Blair, Chuck Green, William Vangreen, Yvonne Hinds and Ken Leveck.

Most candidates cross-filed, meaning their names will appear on the Republican and Democratic ballots during the primary election in May. Vangreen, however, will only run on the Republican ballot.

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