On December 29, 2011, Incumbent Susan Karley White took the Oath of Office for County Prothonotary after running unopposed in both the 2011 primary and general elections, making this Susan's fourth term as County Prothonotary.
White began her first term as County Prothonotary on January 1, 2000, and was re-elected in the November 2003 Municipals Elections for her second term. She was re-elected again in 2008 for her third four-year term.
As Prothonotary, Susan is in charge of the civil division of the Court of Common Pleas, which is responsible for recording and keeping all records, including custody, protection from abuse, divorce, property disputes and other matters relating to the civil division of the court.
Susan was responsible for updating the filing system and securing several grants in the office for preservation of the naturalization records and other important older documents which are on file in her office.
Susan is a member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Waynesburg, the board of directors of CBM Ministries, the auxiliary of the Gideons International and the Pennsylvania Association of Prothonotaries and Clerks of Court.
White is a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School and Penn Commercial Business College. She is a member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Waynesburg, the auxilitary of the Gideons International and the Pennsylvania Association of Prothonotaries and Clerks of Court.
Susan and her husband Mike reside in Waynesburg, and have one son, Matthew, who is a teacher in Trinity Area School District, Washington.