COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS
Monroe County Commissioner
Since Moyer took office in 2012, the county budget has been reduced and the fund balance has grown from almost nothing to well over five million dollars. Health care costs have been constrained, the county is now self-insured for workers compensation, and the long term debt has been reduced nearly twenty-five million dollars.
Commissioner Moyer believes the biggest issues facing Monroe County are a solution to the limited space available in the courthouse, increased economic development, and the repair and replacement of components of county owned buildings that have not been the beneficiary of preventive maintenance programs.
John resides in Shawnee-on-the-Delaware with his wife, Rachel, and two labs, Sophie and Libby. John is President of the Gregory W Moyer Defibrillator Fund and a Life Member and Secretary of the Shawnee Fire Company.
Marlo A. Merhige
Monroe County Controller
Marlo Merhige was nominated by Governor Tom Ridge and confirmed by the State Senate to fill the Controller position that was vacated when the previous Controller Kelly Lewis was elected to the State House of Representatives. Marlo won a special election in 2001 and subsequently was re-elected to five full terms. Prior to take helm of the office, Marlo served as a deputy controller.
Marlo is active in the Rotary of the Stroudsburgs where she serves at the club Treasurer.
E. David Christine. Jr.
Monroe County District Attorney
E. David Christine, Jr. is serving his sixth, four year term as the elected District Attorney of Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Christine is now the longest serving District Attorney in the history of Monroe County, since the office of district attorney was first created by the Commonwealth in 1850.
Born in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, David Christine is a seventh generation descendant of Philip Bossard, the first European pioneer to settle in Cherry Valley in 1745. David grew up on the family farm located only a few miles away from the Bossard homestead.
Born into a family with a proud reputation for public and community service, David is the son and namesake of the late Elmer D. Christine, Sr., Esquire and the late Dee Gregory Christine. Elmer D. Christine, Sr. served as District Attorney of Monroe County from 1952 through 1955. One of the longest serving attorneys in the history of Monroe County, Elmer Christine held the position of member of the Monroe County Bar Association for 63 years at the time of his death in 2004. A dedicated volunteer for many community and charitable organizations, Dee Christine volunteered at Pocono Medical Center for more than 50 years.
Mr. Christine’s brother, Greg, previously served one term as a Monroe County Commissioner, and presently serves the current Board of Commissioners as the County Administrator.
David Christine resides in Stroudsburg with his wife, Lori J. Cerato, Esq.
Monroe County Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts
George Warden has served as Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts since 2000. He is a past chairman of the Monroe County Republican Committee.
Monroe County Register of Wills/Recorder of Deeds
Prior to being elected Register/Recorder in 2015, Josephine served as the Deputy Register of Wills.
A long-time activist, Josephine is the former President of the Pennsylvania Federation of Republican Women, a current Republican State Committee member, former Chairman of the Monroe County Republican Committee and former President of the Monroe County Council of Republican Women.
In addition, Josephine has lent her leadership to several community organizations. She has been active in the Rotary of the Smithfields for over two decades and served three terms as president. Josephine also has served on the Council of Trustees for East Stroudsburg University and sits on the Zoning Hearing Board of Middle Smithfield Township.
For 30 years, Josephine and her husband John have lived in East Stroudsburg, PA, where they raised four children and are now enjoying the company of nine grandchildren. They attend the Church of Saint John the Apostle where Josephine is a lector, Eucharistic Minister, member of the Advisory/Rebuild Committee and former president of the Parish Council.
Monroe County Treasurer
Prior to her election to County Treasurer in 2017, Theresa served as Assistant Vice President of First Keystone Community Bank & spent nearly 40 years in banking.
Theresa, is a lifelong Monroe County resident. She graduated from East Stroudsburg High School, resides in Jackson Township with her husband Rusty and daughters Amanda and Tiffany.
Theresa has extensive involvement in community activities and has volunteered her time with the United Way of Monroe County, Salvation Army, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Big Pocono Little League and the McMichaels Hunting Club.
Sheriff Ken Morris
Sheriff Ken Morris is a native of Monroe County and graduate of Pocono Mountain High School. Mr. Morris has dedicated half of his life to protecting and serving our community and country when he began his professional career by serving in the United States Marine Corps as Sergeant (MOS 3051) from 2002 until 2007.
He continued his career by graduating from the Allentown Police Academy in 2009 where he obtained his Act 120 Certification.
In 2011, he was hired by Sheriff Todd A. Martin as Deputy Sheriff. He went on to obtain the Act 2 Certification through the Pennsylvania Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Training Program at Penn State University. In addition to this position, he became the TASER and Pepper Spray Instructor. During this time, Sheriff Morris gained the knowledge and experience in grant funding and worked with Monroe County Commissioners on obtaining necessary equipment for the department.
In 2016, he was promoted to Deputy Sheriff/Corporal/ Field Training Officer, where he became responsible for hiring and training new deputies as well as providing ongoing training for the entire department.
After several years of service, he continued to work his way through the ranks and was promoted by Sheriff Martin to his former position of Sergeant. As Sergeant, his duties and responsibilities were an essential part of the day-to-day functioning of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Courthouse.
Over the years, Sheriff Morris has gained an extensive knowledge in all aspects of the job. He has demonstrated the necessary leadership and decision-making skills that are crucial in order to hold the elected Office of Sheriff. Ken is committed to continue the mission of Sheriff Todd A. Martin and those who have served before him.