Wednesday, February 21, 2007

From Paralegal to Politician: Running for Office

Several paralegals have announced their candidacy in local elections.

In Danbury, Conn., paralegal Helena Abrantes plans to run for mayor. Abrantes is a former City Clerk, a restauranteur, and a paralegal with the Danbury firm of Pinney Payne.

Fayette County Commissioner Angela Zimmerlink is seeking re-election in the May 8 primary in Fayette County, Pa. Prior to her election four years ago, Zimmerman worked full-time as a paralegal in Greensburg. She is also chairwoman of the Fayette County Housing Authority. Zimmerlink holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and pre-law at California University of Pennsylvania and obtained a paralegal certificate from Penn State Fayette.

Also in Pa., Perry County resident Harva Owings Baughman announced her candidacy for Clerk of Courts in Perry County. Baughman is a paralegal at a Harrisburg law firm.

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