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2021 Democratic Primary Candidates for judicial seats

We will add more names and links as they become available. Note that all 3 of these courts will be subject to gerrymandered districts and legislative interference if a proposed constitutional amendment passes in May; see more about this issue on the non-partisan FairDistrictsPA site.

PA Supreme Court (one vacancy; the state’s court of last resort, with seven justices for whom a full term is 10 years, with retention thereafter subject to voters; currently 5 D’s and 2 R’s, of whom one reaches mandatory retirement age of 75 during 2021)

Maria McLaughlinweb site, Facebook
Carolyn H. Nicholsweb site, Facebook

PA Superior Court (one vacancy and 2 judges running for retention) 15 ten-year judge positions; one of two statewide intermediate appellate courts, PA Superior Court reviews most of the civil and criminal cases appealed from Courts of Common Pleas; the 14 current non-senior judges are split evenly between D’s and R’s

Jill Beckweb site, Facebook
Deborah Canty
Timika Laneweb site, Facebook
Bryan Neftweb site, Facebook

PA Commonwealth Court (two seats will be open; 2 judges running for retention): judges serve a full term of 10 years, with retention thereafter subject to voters; one of two statewide intermediate appellate courts; decides most cases in three-judge panels in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh; current non-senior judges are 7 R’s, 2 D’s, and 1 nonpartisan )

Lori Dumasweb siteFacebook
Amanda Green-Hawkins
David Spurgeon
Sierra Thomas Streetweb site, Facebook

Chester County Court Of Common Pleas

The Court of Common Pleas of Chester County is a general jurisdiction trial court located in West Chester. There are currently 13 full-time Judges (including 3 D’s and 10 R’s) and 1 Senior Judge, and 2 expected openings. The Judges hear a wide spectrum of cases, including adult and juvenile criminal prosecutions, lawsuits involving money or property, divorce, custody disputes, child support issues, adoptions, and estates.

Carlos Barraza
web site, Facebook
Julie Foster
Tip McCabeFacebook
Alita RovitoFacebook, Instagram
Tony VerweyFacebook

37 South High St.
    West Chester, PA 19382

(610) 692-5811

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