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Pennsylvania State Government May 19, 2009 Election
Justice; Pennsylvania Superior Court; Democratic Party Voter Information

10 Year Term.

This contest will only appear on Democratic party ballots.

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Robert J. Colville Click here for more information about this candidate 311,619 votes 20.4%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County
  • Lawyer, Large Pittsburgh law firm
  • Law Clerk, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Legislative Aide, United States Congress
  • Intern, Allegheny County Public Defender's Office
  • Laborer, Laborer's Union, Local #1058 (PIttsburgh)
  • Unqualified Commitment to the Rule of Law Tempered by Common Sense
  • Work Ethic, Respect and Courtesy to All,
  • Ensuring that the Law Serves Real People Living in a Real World
Kevin Francis McCarthy Click here for more information about this candidate 295,372 votes 19.3%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pittsburgh
  • Juris Doctor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Assistant District Attorney, Allegheny County
  • Adjunct Professor, Habeas Corpus, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Adjunct Instructor, Criminology, Carlow University
  • Steelworker, United Steelworkers of America, #3403-73
  • Unwavering respect for the rule of law
  • Commitment to fairness and equal protection for all people
  • Pursuit of justice tempered by mercy and compassion
Anne E. Lazarus Click here for more information about this candidate 293,095 votes 19.2%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Common Pleas Judge
  • Appointed by Governor Robert P. Casey in 1991; Nearly 20 years of Judicial Experience
  • Chair, Ethics Committee of the State Conference of Trial Judges
  • First-ever Recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Pro Bono Award
  • "Highly Recommended" by the Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Coordinated criminal homicide and major jury trials for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • Author of five Law Review articles
  • Equal access to justice for all Pennsylvanians
  • Judicial independence
  • Perception of fairness and an absence of bias in Pennsylvania's courtrooms
Paula Patrick Click here for more information about this candidate 234,196 votes 15.3%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Common Pleas Court judge
  • 1990 Bennett College, B.A. Political Science
  • 1993 Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Souther University, J.D.
  • 6 years as Common Pleas Judge
  • 10 years practicing attorney
Tom Munley 206,878 votes 13.5%
  • Party: Democratic
John Younge Click here for more information about this candidate 189,057 votes 12.4%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County
  • Fmr. general counsel/deputy executive director, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority
  • J.D. Howard University School of Law, 1981
  • B.A. Boston University, 1977
  • Fmr. president, PA Conference of State Trial Judges
  • Faculty, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Chair, The Consortium, a mental health agency
  • Offering character, competence, and commitment to the appellate bench.
  • Providing fair, fact-based rulings.
  • Helping to restore confidence in the judiciary.

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