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Pennsylvania State Government November 3, 2009 Election
Judge; Pennsylvania Superior Court Voter Information

10 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 4)
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Judy Olson Click here for more information about this candidate 954,065 votes 15.1%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Judge, Court of Common Pleas Allegheny County
  • JD, cum laude, Duquesne University (2nd in class).
  • BA, magna cum laude, St. Francis University.
  • Rated "Highly Recommeded" by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
  • Practiced over 25 years representing clients in state and federal courtrooms throughout the U.S.
  • Experienced litigator in complex comercial and white collar criminal cases.
  • Former law clerk to the Hon. Maurice B. Cohill, Jr., U.S. District Court W. PA.
  • Instill integrity in the PA judicial system.
  • Interpret the law - not legislate from the bench.
  • Treat all parties equally, fairly and impartially.
Sallie Updyke Mundy Click here for more information about this candidate 870,091 votes 13.7%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Graduate of Washington and Jefferson College
  • Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Law School
  • Practicing Attorney for more than two decades
  • Cattle Farmer
  • To make sure that the judicial system meets out justice on behalf of the citizens of Pennsylvania
  • To increase the confidence of the people of the Commonwealth in the judicial system
  • To increase transparency in the judicial system.
Paula Ott 807,328 votes 12.7%
  • Party: Republican
Anne E. Lazarus Click here for more information about this candidate 726,917 votes 11.5%
  • 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
Robert J. Colville Click here for more information about this candidate 724,830 votes 11.4%
  • 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
Temp Smith Click here for more information about this candidate 723,117 votes 11.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: attorney
  • 1974 B.A. (English) Washington & Lee University
  • 1977 J.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 31 years of legal practice
Kevin Francis McCarthy Click here for more information about this candidate 714,237 votes 11.3%
  • 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
Teresa Sarmina Click here for more information about this candidate 690,682 votes 10.9%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Judge, Court of Common Pleas
  • Former Deputy Attorney General, Pennsylvania
  • Former Assistant District Attorney, Phialdelphia
  • Justice for all Pennsylvania familes
  • Fairness and equity in the courts
  • Protecting Pennsylvania families as if they were my own
Marakay J. Rogers 127,492 votes 2.0%
  • Party: Libertarian

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