Magisterial District Judge James A. Lenker was born and raised in Susquehanna Township where he continues to make his home. He graduated from Susquehanna Township High School in 1974 and attended Harrisburg Area Community College. Magisterial District Judge Lenker served as a volunteer firefighter in Susquehanna Township for 10 years. He was employed as a police officer in the Borough of Penbrook for one year, before being hired as a police officer in Susquehanna Township where he served for 20 years until his retirement in 1997. As a police officer, he specialized in a traffic accident investigations and was an evidence technician. Lenker then became a realtor, Associate Broker, for 12 years in the business community. He was elected as Magisterial District Judge in 2009 and sworn in at the Dauphin County Courthouse by President Judge Richard A. Lewis on December 17, 2009 and again sworn in by President Judge Todd Hoover on January 4, 2010 for a six year term. Magisterial District Judge is a member of St. Margaret Mary's Church in Penbrook and is proud to continue his public service as Magisterial District Judge 12-1-01. Judge Lenker is a member of the Susquehanna Twp. Lions Club and as a Judge, he serves as a member of the Dauphin County Drug & Alcohol Advisory Board since 2010 as he was appointed to serve by the Dauphin County Commissioners. Judge Lenker also serves on the Pennsylvania Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Board as he was appointed to serve by Governor Tom Corbett in 2012.
Magisterial District Judge James A. Lenker was declared an "Expert" in fingerprints and traffic accident investigations in the Dauphin County Courts.