In January 2016, Incumbent Susan Kartley White took the Oath of Office for County Prothonotary after running unopposed in both the 2015 primary and general elections, making this Susan's fifth 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 2007, and 2011 to consecutive four-year terms.
As Prothonotary, Susan oversees 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, judgments 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 auxiliary of the Gideons International, and the Pennsylvania Association of Prothonotaries and Clerks of Court. Susan previously served on the board of directors of CBM Ministries,
White is a graduate of Carmichaels Area High School and Penn Commercial Business College.
Susan and her husband, Mike reside in Waynesburg, and have one son, Matthew, who is a teacher in Trinity Area School District, Washington.