Jeff Burkett Comes Out on Top in District Attorney Race

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – Unofficial results in the 2021 Jefferson County Municipal Election show Jeff Burkett is the winner of the race for Jefferson County District Attorney.

As of late Tuesday evening, incumbent Jeff Burkett led over challenger Joe Ryan with 7,707 votes to 2,388 votes.

Official results will be released after all of the votes, including write-in votes, have been certified.

Burkett has been the District Attorney of Jefferson County since January of 1998.

Prior to taking office, Burkett started his professional life as a law clerk to the Hon. Edwin L. Snyder and Hon. William L. Henry, President Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Jefferson County.

He had engaged in the private practice of law and also served Jefferson County as an Assistant Public Defender, Family Law Master and Domestic Relations Conference Officer.

He has also served as an instructor or professor at Penn State/DuBois and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


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