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State of Pennsylvania May 17, 2011 Election
 Smart Voter David N. Wecht

Candidate for
Judge; Pennsylvania Superior Court; Democratic Party

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Judge
  • Highly Recommended by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale and Yale Law School; National Merit Scholar
  • Over 8 years as trial Judge, with 2 years as Administrative Judge supervising Family Division
  • twice elected as Allegheny County Register of Wills before taking bench
  • over fourteen years as litigator and trial lawyer in D.C. and Pittsburgh
  • former law clerk to U.S. Court of Appeals Judge in D.C.; received Certificate of Distinguished Service
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Enhanced transparency in court operations
  • Timely, logical, and well-written judicial decisions
  • Enhanced public access to court decisions and reduction of use of "unpublished non-precedential memorandum" device
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Key Endorsements
  • Pennsylvania Democratic Party
  • Allegheny and Philadelphia County Labor Councils, AFL-CIO
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 91
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