Ben Nevius, a Republican and partner at Fox Rothschild’s Exton office, has won a seat on the Berks County Court, writes Beth Brelje for the Reading Eagle.
A resident of Oley Township, the 38-year-old Nevius said that being a judge is something he has dreamed of since he attended law school at Villanova. As an attorney, he has worked primarily on civil cases.
“I couldn’t have done any of this without all the people who believed in me and worked tirelessly to circulate my petitions, and knock on doors for me,” Nevius said. “I’m eternally grateful to you all. I want to be a good judge. I want to serve with integrity, distinction, and honor. I want to be known as a judge who got it right.”
Despite being outspent by his opponent, Democrat Tina Boyd, Nevius won a tight race by fewer than 1,000 votes, according to unofficial results.
Campaign finance records show that Boyd spent more than $436,000 on her campaign from Jan. 1 through Oct. 23. In the same time period, Nevius spent $77,000.
“It’s a struggle to get your voice heard in an election where you are being outspent by that much money,” Nevius said last month. “The best way to counter that is by making personal connections.”
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