Columbia County Democratic Committee


Joe Torsella
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Raised in Berwick, PA, Joe graduated from Wyoming Seminary high school. After graduating with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics and History, Joe studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

Joe is one of the most experienced Treasurers in PA History - US Ambassador to the UN for Management and Reform, Chairman of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education, founding President and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning in Philadelphia where he helped devise initiatives which helped resolve a $1.25 billion cumulative deficit. The New York Times hailed this nationally-acclaimed financial recovery as “the most stunning turnaround” in American municipal history.

​​State Wide Officials  

Columbia County Officials  

Lt Governor

John Fetterman


John wants to bring to Harrisburg an understanding of what life is actually like in places like Allentown, Johnstown, Erie and the other forgotten cities across Pennsylvania.


Tom Wolf


​Wolf is an American businessman and newly elected Governor of Pennsylvania. He defeated Republican incumbent Tom Corbett in the 2014 gubernatorial election. Previously, Wolf served as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue from April 2007 until November 2008.

Columbia County Commissioner

David Kovach

Administrative powers and duties of county commissioners encompass registration and elections, assessment of persons and property, human services, emergency management, veterans’ affairs,appointment of county personnel and fiscal management.

Columbia County Auditor

Luther Black

The auditors must audit, adjust and settle the accounts of the tax collector, district justice and all officers of the borough. They may also audit the accounts of any person, organization or agency receiving or spending borough funds.  In addition to the annual audits after the end of the fiscal year, the auditors are also required to audit and report to the borough council on the accounts of every officer upon their death, resignation or removal from office.  

Columbia County Prothonotary

Barbara Silvetti

The Prothonotary is an elected Constitutional office in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The word "Prothonotary" is a Greek and Latin term meaning "First Scribe."  The Prothonotary is the Clerk of the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas who is elected to a four year term.  The Prothonotary is involved with non-criminal court records and filings, exclusive of property deed recording and wills (and marriage licenses) -- the keeper/clerk of the civil records/division for the court. Work is generated from the court and through filings from both attorneys and the general public.  For example, name changes, civil and family court records, passports, judgments and liens will be handled or have corresponding records administered by the Prothonotary.


Columbia County Register & Recorder

Brenda Lupini

Brenda Lupini was elected Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds in January 2012 after serving over 13 years as the Chief Deputy Register & Recorder.  Her office is responsible for recording numerous documents relating to real estate transfers for public record and probating decedent estates. She is also responsible for collecting State Realty Transfer Tax and State Inheritance Tax as an Agent for the Commonwealth.  Her office contains records dating back to 1813.  Records from 1974 to the present are available online.  

Columbia County Sheriff

timothy Chamberlain


​The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has a long tradition of providing excellence in service to the citizens of Columbia County
. Timothy is proud of the services and programs that our deputies provide to maintain safety and provide education for all that live in Columbia County.


Bob Casey


Casey began his political career in 1996 as Pennsylvania's Auditor General and later was elected State Treasurer in the 2004 election.  In 2006 Casey defeated incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. He is the first Democrat to be elected to a full term and win reelection in the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania since 1962.     

Auditor General

Eugene Depasquale


Eugene was born in Pittsburgh and graduate from Central Catholic High School. He attended the College of Wooster and was awarded the Most Outstanding Senior of his graduating class for his academic, athletic and community accomplishments. Employed by York City as the Director of Economic development he oversaw a net increase of 51 businesses.

Attorney General

Josh Shapiro


As a State Representative, Josh wrote and passed some of the toughest ethics laws in state history. Philadelphia Magazine wrote that Josh “has been a blast of oxygen in the smoke-choked back rooms of quid-pro-quo Harrisburg,”. As Chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners, he led a fiscal and ethical turnaround, took early steps to combat the heroin epidemic, helped the first LGBT couples in Pennsylvania marry and fired Wall Street money managers to save retirees millions. His work on behalf of victims and for criminal justice reform as the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has earned him the trust of law enforcement leaders from both parties.  

Josh Shapiro earned his law degree at night from Georgetown University, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.