Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

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Armstrong County is one of 67 counties in Pennsylvania. The county seat is Kittanning.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Pennsylvania county websites

The good

  • Lists the current commissioners, but only how to contact the chief clerk.[1]
  • Annual financial audits are posted.[2]
  • The departments contacts are listed in a directory.[3]
  • Posts information on meeting times, places, agendas and minutes.[4]
  • Posts annual financial reports.
  • Planning & Development post ordinances that apply to the community. However, there is no online forms to download or a way to check a permits status online.[5]

The bad

  • No listing the county audits, credit card receipts, or posting on the checkbook register.


As of April, 2008, Armstrong County had 20,390 persons registered as Republicans, and 20,227 persons registered as Democrats, with 2,947 voters registered in other parties.

County Government

County Commissioners:

  • Patricia L. Kirkpatrick, Chairman (Republican)
  • James V. Scahill (Republican)
  • Richard L. Fink (Democrat)

District Attorney:


  • Larry Crawford (Democrat)


  • Myra "Tammy" Miller (Republican)


  • Sonie Mervis (Republican)

Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds:

  • Marianne Hileman (Republican)

Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts:

  • Brenda C. George (Republican)

Jury Commissioners:

  • Karen Shreckengost (Republican)
  • Patricia Graff Fiorina (Democrat)


  • Kenneth G. Valasek, President Judge (Democrat)
  • James Panchik (Democrat)
  • Joseph A. Nickleach, Sr. Judge (Democrat)

External links


Portions of this article were taken from Wikipedia on 9/29/08.