Bethlehem Press

Monday, September 16, 2019

Norco Judge McFadden to resign Nov. 30

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by Bernie O’Hare Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Judge F.P. Kimberly McFadden, Northampton County’s first female judge, was up for retention in November. But on Aug. 19, she notified Governor Tom Wolf of her withdrawal from the retention election. She also advised she would be resigning, effective Nov. 30.

She’s a graduate of Bryn Mawr College (1974) and received her Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University in 1978.

After her appointment to the bench in 1988, she was elected in 1989 and retained in 1999 and 2009.

She’s been a judge for 31 years.

In recent years, she has been plagued by health issues, but her colleagues note she was so efficient, she did more in two hours than most judges can do in a full day.