Sherie Datis, a former supervising narcotics agent for the state Attorney General's Office, announced Wednesday she is running for the district judge seat based in Coopersburg.
Datis is now in the running with Upper Saucon resident Cathleen Hendrzak, Coopersburg Constable Mike Zweifel, Coopersburg police Chief Daniel Trexler and Bethlehem police officer Scott McEllroy. All five candidates are cross-filed for the primaries this May.
According to her press release, Datis is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in 1983 and worked as a patrol officer in Ephrata Boro (Lancaster County) until she was hired as a narcotics agent with the Pennsylvania State Attorney General's Office, Bureau of Narcotics and Drug Control.
Datis wrote she is interested in the position because she has worked in all facets of the law enforcement system, including traffic and criminal, and has been involved in and testified in local, state and federal court systems. "I believe that the experience I bring to this position is invaluable," wrote Datis.
A longtime Southern Lehigh resident, Datis has been a den leader for Pack 364 for eight years. She co-chaired Ryan's Day, a fundraiser for a local boy diagnosed with lymphoma.
The release says she is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Datis is also a member of Southern Lehigh Youth Football Organization, holding positions of cheerleading coach and running the snack stand. She has also chaired the Scholastic Book Fair for four years at Southern Lehigh Middle School.