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Pennsylvania State Government May 19, 2009 Election
Justice; Pennsylvania Supreme Court; Republican Party Voter Information

10 Year Term.

This contest will only appear on Republican party ballots.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Joan Orie Melvin Click here for more information about this candidate 304,339 votes 54.8%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Superior Court Judge
  • B.A. Notre Dame 1978; J.D., Duquesne Law, l981
  • 28 years judicial experience
  • Superior Court judge 11 years, 8000 appeals
  • Common Pleas judge 7 years (Criminal, Family, Civil)
  • Chief Magistrate, Pittsburgh Municipal Courts 5 years
  • Established Pennsylvania's first Domestic Violence Court
  • The public must have confidence in the integrity and independence of the judicial system.
  • Judicial accountabiity is necessary to prevent abuses of power
Cheryl Lynn Allen Click here for more information about this candidate 151,688 votes 27.3%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Judge Superior Court
  • Penn State University. degree
  • University of Pittsburgh Law School, degree
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Criminal division
  • City school teacher
  • Judge, Pennsylvania Superior Court
  • multiple awards and honors
  • The judiciary should be held to the highest ethical standards
  • Tough on crime, but fair
  • Fiscal responsibility with judicial budgets
Paul P. Panepinto Click here for more information about this candidate 99,641 votes 17.9%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia
  • Past Administrative Judge - Appointed by PA Supreme Court
  • Past Member of the Court of Judicial Discipline
  • Past Member of the Juvenile Court Judges Commission
  • Past Trustee for the National Council of Juvenile Court & Family Judges
  • Villanova University, B.A. & M.A. in Political Science
  • Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • Openness & Transparency in our court system
  • Change the attitude from 'business as usual' to the 'people's business'
  • Independent jurist acting with Integrity & Passion

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