Torrey Landis’ story is a lot like so many local residents. He was raised in Ephrata by hard-working parents who taught him early that focused effort and education were the keys to success.
They also taught Torrey that while some may be more fortunate in life, others may be less so – which is why helping others and giving back are important, too. Torrey took the values and lessons his parents taught him to heart and have let them guide them throughout his life.
After attending Ephrata High School and earning his diploma, Torrey began a career as an electrician, but his desire to serve others was too strong and he chose to change careers and put public service first in the law enforcement field. Torrey went back to school, graduating from the Harrisburg Area Community College Constable Academy as well as taking courses in criminal justice. He then went on to earn the trust of our community, being elected as a Pennsylvania State Constable where he has served local residents and worked in our local Magisterial District Court for 14 years.
As our Constable, Torrey has worked to keep our community safe while gaining invaluable experience and relationships in our local court – working side-by-side with our current District Justice and court staff and being involved in hundreds of criminal and civil hearings. In fact, Torrey is the only candidate for District Judge with experience in the civil law cases that make up nearly two-thirds of the court’s workload. He also works as a game commission officer which has provided him with deep knowledge of game law that can be utilized as our next District Judge.
Torrey’s commitment to helping our community extends far beyond his service in law enforcement and continues today. Torrey is an active youth sports coach, giving his time to local football and wrestling teams, and works as a “parent helper” in the Ephrata School District. An active sportsman and Second Amendment advocate, Torrey also uses his expertise to teach hunter safety to new hunters and the local Boy Scouts.
Torrey is also a committed conservative and the endorsed Republican candidate for District Judge.
Torrey and his wife, Jen, have been together for fifteen years and are raising their two children in our community, instilling in them the same values he learned early in life. Daughter Sadie is a seventh grader and son Gunnar an elementary school student in our local public schools.
> The ONLY candidate Certified by the PA Supreme Court to serve as District Judge having taken and passed the rigorous MDJ training required by law
> 14 years experience as a Law Enforcement Officer serving us as PA State Constable
> The only candidate with experience in the civil law cases our local court hears
> Involved in hundred of cases in our local court
> PA Game Commission Officer with special training in game law
> Lifelong resident of our community
> Husband and father of two children in our public schools
> Local community volunteer