This is an archive of a past election.
See for current information.
LWV logo League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizens Education Fund
Smart Voter logo
Pennsylvania State Government May 15, 2007 Election
Judge; Pennsylvania Superior Court; Republican Party Voter Information

10 Year Term. Salary: Salary $165,342

You can vote in this contest only if registered in the Republican party.

Results as of Jul 1 12:59pm
1170170 Votes Cast
Candidates (Vote for 2)
Click on highlighted name for additional information supplied by candidate. Contact non-highlighted candidates and encourage them to provide information for voters.

Cheryl Lynn Allen Click here for more information about this candidate 415,375 votes 35.5%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County
  • The ONLY Republican candidate HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by the Pennsylvania Bar Association for ascension to Superior Court
  • Rated HIGHLY QUALIFIED by the Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Judicial Experience: 17 Years. Previously a lawyer for 15 years.
  • Recipient of more than 35 awards for Community Service and Professional Achievements
  • PA Bar states, "She has a well-earned reputation as a productive, principled and dedicated jurist who decides cases with fairness and impartiality."
  • Earned Juris Doctor degree from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and her Bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University
  • To uphold the Constitutions and law and NOT legislate from the bench
  • Judicial independence, a strict constructionist; transparency in the court system
  • Be devoted to public service and a good steward of taxpayer funds
Bruce F. Bratton Click here for more information about this candidate 382,179 votes 32.7%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Judge, Court of Common Pleas
  • Penn State grad
  • Served his country in Vietnam
  • 25 years broad legal experience
  • 11 years as Solicitor to Dauphin County Controller
  • Served as Susquehanna Twp. Supervisor
  • Nominated to Court by Tom Ridge in 2001
  • I have a rather conservative view on most matters, particularly with regard to the role of a judge
  • I believe a judge does not serve a policy-making function and should, therefore, restrict himself or herself to interpreting and applying the law a
  • A judge is to put aside all personally held beliefs and decide the cases which come before him or her by applying the law to the facts and do so impar
Jacqueline O. Shogan Click here for more information about this candidate 372,616 votes 31.8%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Attorney with Thorp, Reed & Armstrong, LLP
  • Recommended" by the PBA
  • Certified arbitrator and mediator
  • Teaches appellate practice at Pitt Law School,
  • Extensive experience in civil, administrative and criminal law
  • Former nurse and nurse educator.
  • 1990, Duke University School of Law, J.D. (high honors)
  • Judges must avoid even the appearance of impropriety, which includes the appearance of lacking judicial independence

Basic candidate data supplied by the Secretary of State. All candidates have been invited to supply additional information to Smart Voter. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Nonpartisan Information

League of Women Voters

Pa for Modern Courts More Information

Pa for Modern Courts

This election is archived. Any links to sources outside of Smart Voter may no longer be active. No further links will be added to this page.
Links to sources outside of Smart Voter are provided for information only and do not imply endorsement.

Home (Ballot Lookup) || About Smart Voter || Feedback

Created: July 30, 2007 17:56 PDT
Smart Voter   <>
Copyright © League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
The League of Women Voters neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office or political parties.