Bruce P. Fehrenbacher has announced that he will seek to become the Republican candidate for Stark County resident Judge at the November, 2014 election to replace retired Judge Stuart P. Borden.
Fehrenbacher, age 57, opened his law office in Wyoming in 1984. He served as a Court appointed Public Defender in Stark County until 1994. He has represented the City of Wyoming, the Village of Bradford, and the Bradford and LaFayette Fire Protection Districts for nearly 30 years. He also represents the City of Toulon, the Wyoming, Toulon and Buda Fire Protection Districts, the Bradford Park District, the Wyoming Library District, the Bradford Rescue Squad, and the Townships of Essex, Osceola, Penn and Goshen. For more than five years he has been a top title insurance producer state-wide for Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund.
Fehrenbacher has represented clients in civil and criminal court proceedings throughout central Illinois, including federal civil and bankruptcy court cases. He has taken and defended appeals to the Illinois Third District Appellate Court, and he has appeared in Federal and Illinois administrative proceedings both locally and in Springfield. He is an Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program trained intervenor, and he is a member of the American, Illinois, Peoria and Stark County Bar Associations. He has been an attorney in Illinois for 33 years.
“Judge Borden distinguished Stark County as a place where reason and good judgment prevailed. I want to continue that tradition and think I have the experience the people of Stark County expect and desire.”
Fehrenbacher attended grade school in Wyoming, and graduated from Wyoming High School in 1973. He graduated from Illinois State University in 1977. He obtained his law degree in 1980 from American University in Washington, D.C., where he worked as a law clerk for the Department of Defense. He was admitted to the practice of law in Illinois that same year.
Fehrenbacher is the son of Wyoming veterinarian Dr. George and Barbara Fehrenbacher. He and his wife, Marykay, were married in 1979. They have lived in their rural Bradford home since 1986. Marykay teaches at Bradford Grade School, and they have two children, Michael (age 29) and Olivia (age 23).