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Sheriff Fredda Maddox seeks seat on Court of Common Pleas

01/03/2023 01:09PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Chester County Sheriff Fredda Maddox announced that she is running as a Democrat for Chester County Court of Common Pleas Judge.

Long before her election as Chester County Sheriff in 2019, Maddox was protecting and serving the people of the region. To continue that legacy of service, Maddox is running as a Democrat for Chester County Court of Common Pleas Judge.  

“A lifetime of public service has given me a unique perspective on our judicial system,” Maddox said, “one that balances concern for public safety, a commitment to justice and fairness, and respect for law enforcement.”
Prior to becoming Sheriff, Maddox protected Chester County as a Pennsylvania State Trooper, serving at the Avondale Barracks. Later, she worked as a narcotics agent in the Attorney General’s Office to shield the county’s families from dangerous drugs. And since January 2020, as Chester County Sheriff, she has led the Office that protects the courts, county-owned facilities and the people who work in and visit them.

Maddox first served the court as a law clerk for the Honorable M. Teresa Sarmina of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where she learned its internal workings and operations. She later served as a Public Defender for more than ten years, providing legal counsel to those who could not afford an attorney. As an attorney, she advocated for survivors of domestic violence through the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, protected the rights of children as a guardian ad litem, and represented private litigants as an associate attorney with Rovito Law. 

Maddox currently is a member of Chester County’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board and Chester County Prison Board. Previously, she served on the Chester County Women’s Commission, the Zoning Hearing Board for Birmingham Township and West Chester Public Library Board of Trustees.

“These positions have given me both broad and close-up views of the many facets of our justice system,” Maddox said. “I understand how the system affects individuals, families, and neighborhoods. This perspective would be an asset to the Court.”  

To learn more about her experience and campaign to continue protecting and serving the county as a Judge on the Court of Common Pleas, visit