“I was raised in this community. So were my parents and even grandparents. This is where my roots are and where I have chosen to live. It would be a privilege to serve the citizens of this district as magisterial district judge.”

“This position comes with great responsibility. The experience I have gained from actively participating in this county’s legal system for over a decade makes me uniquely qualified to transition seamlessly and confidently into this role.”

“My background includes both criminal prosecution and defense, so I understand the challenges faced by police and prosecutors as well as the importance of respecting the liberties of private citizens. Theses are the issues faced by magisterial district judges."

“I look forward to connecting with people in my hometown and also to meeting new people in those areas of the district where I don’t have as many existing connections, like Foxburg, St. Petersburg and Richland Township.”


The Right Experience.

Professional Experience

Heeter attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania where she studied Communications and Political Science. After college, Heeter attended Duquesne University School of Law. While at Duquesne, Heeter worked as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge Cercone, performing legal research and assisting the judge with drafting opinions. Heeter also participated in the law school’s Economic and Community Development Clinic, helping non-profit organizations attain tax-exempt status. Heeter has continued to provide this service for local non-profit organizations in our community throughout her career.


Family & Community

Family and Community

Heeter currently resides in Shippenville with her husband, Nathan D. Reed. She and her husband both grew up in Knox and attended Keystone Jr./Sr. High School, as did their parents. Heeter is the daughter of Dianne (Lauffer) Heeter and the late Craig Heeter of Knox. Her grandparents are Twila Heeter and the late Wendell Heeter of Knox and Maxine Lauffer and the late John H. Lauffer of Shippenville. Reed’s parents are Belinda Reed and the late Donald (“Flub”) Reed of Knox.

Jarah and her husband, Nathan


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