James E. Capello 

for Magisterial District Judge # 52-2-01

James E. Capello announced he is running for election for the position of Magisterial District Judge # 52-2-01.  This area serves the 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th & 10th Wards of Lebanon City.  This position was previously held by his father, Thomas Capello, who retired in 2019 after 30 years of service.

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Background & Information

Capello, 30, is a graduate of Lebanon High School and holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies, received his Act 120 Certification from the HACC Police Academy, and previously his PA State Constable Certification from the PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency. Most importantly, Mr. Capello received his PA Magisterial District Judge certification in December of 2019, which is a requirement prior to taking office. Capello is only one of a few individuals in his class to successfully pass the examination.
His related job experiences include:


  • PA State Constable
  • Central Booking Agent
  • Undercover Detective

Contact James E. Capello

The citizens that I would represent in Lebanon City deserve to have a fair and impartial judge serve them and it is my promise to do so. For so many, the district court is the first interaction they will have with our judicial system and they should be able to walk away knowing that the ruling they received was grounded in the law. This ensures fairness to every person who walks into the courtroom. I will dedicate the time necessary to perform the duties of the position in a professional manner.

James E. Capello

Candidate for Magisterial District Judge # 52-2-01

Recognition and Awards

Capello resides in Lebanon City and is the father to Jayce Capello.  James served as a SPC E-4 Specialist with the Army National Guard. His family is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. James has received the following:

  • 2002 Lebanon County Firemen’s Association Valor Award
  • 2014 National Defense Service Medal
  • 2014 Army Service Ribbon
  • 2014 “Rock Force” Battalion Certificate of Achievement
  • 2019 Lebanon Hall of Fame Award


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