EASTON, Pa. -

A Bethlehem lawyer has announced plans to run for Northampton County judge.

Christhoper T. Spadoni has served in the Northampton Counti defender's office in several different positions and since 2006 has been an assistant solicitor for Northampton County.

"Northampton County remains strong and vibrant as a result of its people, businesses, and neighborhoods," Spadoni said.  "The legal system of Northampton County is most important in preserving this excellence. The justice system in Northampton County is one of the best in protecting citizens rights, keeping our neighborhoods safe, maintaining safe workplaces, and as a result Northampton County is a wonderful and special place to raise a family."

Spadoni grew up in Marshalls Creek and is a graduate of Easton Area High School.

He earned a bachelors degree from Lycoming College and is a graduate of the University of Akron School of Law.