Magisterial District Judge Lowell A. Witmer was appointed, and upon confirmation of state senate, commissioned by the Governor on August 26th 2009 to the office of Magisterial District Judge. Having secured both the Republican and Democratic nominations, on November 3rd, 2009, Judge Witmer was elected to serve a full six-year term.

Judge Witmer was born in Sunbury, PA the son of Lloyd and Hilda Witmer. A graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College with an associate degree in police administration, he received a bachelors degree in liberal arts from Syracuse University and has also completed course work at Penn State.

Judge Witmer is a lifelong public servant. He was elected Dauphin County Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in 1987and was re-elected to four successive terms. As clerk of court, Witmer's office managed and processed over 150,000 criminal and juvenile cases, including hands-on oversight of 3000 jury trials. During his tenure, Witmer was appointed by the PA Supreme Court to the committee that developed the Common Pleas Court Management System (CPCMS) and personally orchestrated the passage of a state law that provided millions of dollars for court automation at no cost to the taxpayer.

Judge Witmer had previously served as executive director of the PA state senate transportation committee and as a legislative assistant to the local government committee where he drafted several proposals enacted into law. He also served as a financial administrator for the City of Harrisburg and as its deputy director for the parks and recreation department