Embattled Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Stephen M. Lukach Jr. at 4:15 p.m. today faxed a copy of his resignation letter to his first deputy, Paul Steffanic.
Steffanic immediately took the letter upstairs to President Judge William Baldwin, who called Gov. Tom Corbett’s office, then faxed the letter to Corbett.
Once the governor received the fax, Baldwin swore in Steffanic as Clerk of Courts.
“It’s not a celebratory time, but we need to move on,” Steffanic said in a telephone interview.