2023 District Magistrate Candidates

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Magisterial District Court is the first level of judicial authority in Pennsylvania and is the court where most people experience the judicial system for the first time. Magisterial District Judges handle all traffic cases, minor criminal cases, and civil cases involving amounts up to $12,000.

Daniel J. Viscuso (District 36-3-01)

Dan Viscuso has been a lifelong resident of Beaver County and has been serving his community for the last 23 years as a law enforcement officer. North Sewickley has always been his home and where he has chosen to raise his two children. Dan received his Bachelor’s degree from Geneva College and has served several Beaver County communities throughout his career. As a Beaver County Detective for the last 6 years, he has been using his passion for finding the truth to uphold justice for the residents of Beaver County. His cases range from thefts, domestic violence, sexual assaults, and homicide. Regardless of the severity, finding the truth has always been his priority. His intimate knowledge of the criminal justice system provides him with a unique perspective on hearing individual cases; He understands that following the facts, wherever they may lead, is what manifests the truth. He believes that true justice is impartial, free from influence, and based on the facts.

Dan can best be described as an honest and humble man who is always seeking to improve upon himself and help others at every opportunity. His professionalism throughout his career has provided him with many great opportunities to serve the people in his community. Dan is seeking to garner the support of every constituent and win this position to uphold the standard of conduct that has been set by the late Judge Nicholson. He is hopeful that this opportunity will allow him to serve in a greater capacity and make a positive impact on his community.

Municipalities Served

New Brighton
Pulaski Township
Daughterty Township
Franklin Township

Marion Township
North Sewickley Township
Ellwood City (part of 2nd Ward)
Rochester Township

Steve Necaster (District 36-3-02)

During the past fifteen years of my career, I have dedicated myself to delivering justice for all parties. As both a public defender and now a prosecutor, I have advocated for both the rights of those accused of crimes and, more importantly, those victimized by crime. I have and will continue to keep Beaver County safe from murderers, sexual predators, and people who push poisonous drugs into our community.

-Steve Necaster

Municipalities Served

South Beaver Township
Darlington Township
Darlington Borough
Big Beaver Borough

New Galilee
Chippewa Township

Scott Chichy (District 36-1-02)

Scott Chichy was born and raised in Indiana, PA. He graduated from Indiana Area High School. After high school, Scott joined the Marine Corp and served during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. After serving his country, he graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Criminal Justice Training Center. In 1996 Scott moved to Beaver Falls to begin his service as a patrolman with the Beaver Falls Police Department and faithfully served the community of Beaver Falls and surrounding areas. In June of 2019, with 23 years of service, Scott retired with the rank of captain. Currently, Scott is employed with the Big Beaver Falls Area School District as a school police officer where he serves and protects the Beaver Falls High School, Middle School and Central Elementary School.

Scott and his wife Missy have been married for 25 years and planted their roots in the City of Beaver Falls. During that time they have raised their daughter Alison and son Aidan, who have both attended and graduated from Big Beaver Falls High School.

As a Marine Corp veteran and with 27 years of experience as a police officer, he is deeply committed to public service and to enforcing and upholding laws.

Municipalities Served

City of Beaver Falls
Patterson Heights
Patterson Township

West Mayfield
White Township