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)
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
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 )
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
Tip McCabe – Facebook
Alita Rovito – Facebook, Instagram
Tony Verwey – Facebook