Tina Boyd, Ben Nevius to face each other in race for Berks judge


The stage is set in the race to fill an open seat on the bench in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.

Tina Boyd won Tuesday's primary election on the Democratic side; Ben Nevius was victorious in the Republican race.

The candidates will now face each other in November's general election, which will decide who will fill the seat left vacant by last year's retirement of veteran Judge Scott Keller.

"He took the bench when he was 37 years old and he brought enthusiasm, he brought skill, he brought passion for the profession and for the job, and that's something that I want to emulate," said Nevius, who turned 38 on Monday.

Nevius is a lifelong resident of Berks County who works as a commercial litigation partner with Fox Rothschild LLP. He began his career as a judicial clerk for former Berks County President Judge Jeffrey Schmehl.

Boyd, who lost the last election for Berks judge, began her career as a clerk for the late Berks County Judge Elizabeth Ehrlich. She currently works with the Boyd & Karver law firm in Boyertown.

"I have a strong work ethic, which I will carry to the bench," Boyd said. "I do not take anything for granted and believe that with hard work you can be successful."

Both Boyd and Nevius, as well as the other two candidates -- Michael Cammarano and Kelly Kline -- cross-filed.


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