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12 May 2017

Philadelphia Judicial Primary Candidates At A Glance Guide:  Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Candidates

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Established in 1968, the Commonwealth Court is one of two statewide intermediate appellate courts, meaning cases heard in lower courts (e.g. Court of Common Pleas) can be heard again in the Commonwealth Court on appeal. It is responsible for: Matters involving state and local governments and regulatory agencies; and handling trials where lawsuits are filed against the Commonwealth.

Candidates must be Pennsylvania residents for at least one year and members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Bar at the time of filing nomination petitions for the office. Terms are for 10 years and the mandatory retirement age is 75. Source: The Committee of Seventy (seventy.org)

Bryan Barbin (D – incumbent – PA House of Representatives -71st Dist.)

Telephone: (814) 536-9818

Website: www.facebook.com/RepBryanBarbin

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Endorsements:

Pittsburgh Post- Gazette

Recommendations:

Philadelphia Bar Association

Timothy Barry (D)

Telephone: (412) 606-8060

Email: timothybarry4judge @ gmail.com

Website: www.timothybarry4judge.com

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Endorsements:

Pennsylvania Democratic Party; Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters; Pittsburgh Post- Gazette

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association; Allegheny County) Bar Association Judiciary Committee (Highly Recommended); Pennsylvania State Education Association (PACE)

Ellen Green-Ceisler (D incumbent – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas)

Telephone: (610) 320-2110

Email:[email protected] PA.com

Website: www.ceislerforpa.com

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Endorsements:

AFL-CIO of Allegheny, Harrisburg,Philadelphia and Westmoreland Counties; AFSCME District Council 33; AFSCME District Council 47; 1199c; Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner; Democratic Parties of Chester,Delaware,Dauphin,Delaware,Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties; Allegheny County Councilman DeWitt Walton; Congressman Bob Brady; Congressman Brendan Boyle; International Association of Firefighters Locals 1,22,302,320; Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale; Pennsylvania Democratic Latino Caucus; Liberty City LGBT Club; National Organization of Women- Pennsylvania(NOW- PA) ;  Philadelphia Building Trades; Philadelphia Federation of Teachers; Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clark; Pittsburgh City Councilman Rick Burgess; Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman; Pittsburgh City Councilman Daniel Lavalle ; Pittsburgh 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club; Pittsburgh Post- Gazette ;PA International Association of Firefighters; PA State Representative Ed Gainey PA State Representative Jake Wheatley; PA State Senator Daylin Leach; PA State Senator Anthony Williams;UFCW Local 23; United Coal Miners of America-Pennsylvania

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association; Philadelphia Bar Association

Irene McLaughlin Clark(D)

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.irenemclarkforjudge.com/

Button# 11

Endorsements:

Pittsburgh Post- Gazette

Joseph Cosgrove (D- incumbent, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania)

Telephone: (570) 213-7515

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cosgroveforpa.com

Button # 8

Endorsements:

Allegheny County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO; Pennsylvania Democratic Party; Pittsburgh Post- Gazette; Philadelphia Building Trades Council; Lehigh Valley Building Trades Councils

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association (Highly Recommended)

Todd Eagen (D)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.toddeagen.com

Button # 10

Endorsements:

AFSCME District Council 47; Democratic Committees of Bucks; Dauphin, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Schuylkill Cement Masons and Plasterers Local 592; Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5; Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge; Independent State Store Union; Laborers District Council of Western PA; PA Conference of Teamsters; PA State Corrections Officers Association; PA State Troopers Association; Pennsylvania Democratic Party; Pittsburgh Post- Gazette; Teamsters Local 830; Plumbers Local 690; Steel City Stonewall Democrats

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association; Philadelphia Labor Council; Pennsylvania State Education Association (PACE)

Christine Fizzano Cannon (R – incumbent, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.fizzanocannonforjudge.com

Button # 108

Endorsements:

Delaware County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 27; International Association of Fire Fighters; Pennsylvania Democratic Party; Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association; Pennsylvania State Police, F.O.P. Pioneer Lodge #37

Recommendations:

Republican Committee of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Bar Association (Highly Recommended)

Paul Lalley (R)

Telephone: (717) 461-3546

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.lalley4judge.com/

Button # 107

Endorsements:

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Superior Court Candidates

Established in 1895, the Superior Court is one of two statewide intermediate appellate courts, meaning cases heard in lower courts (e.g. Commonwealth Court) can be heard again in the Superior Court on appeal. It is responsible for appeals in criminal and most civil cases from the Courts of Common Pleas, and appeals on matters involving children and families.

Candidates must be Pennsylvania residents for at least one year and members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Bar at the time of filing nomination petitions for the office. Terms are 10 years and the mandatory retirement age is 75. Source: The Committee of Seventy (seventy.org)

Bill Caye(D)

Telephone: (412) 657-3862

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.williamcaye.com

Button # 6

Endorsements:

AFSCME DC 47; Boilermaker’s Local #154; Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #91; IBEW Local #29;

Ironworkers Local #3f; Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania State FOP

Pittsburgh Building Trades; Plumbers Local #27; Teamsters JC 40; Teamsters 249; UMWA; UFCW 23

Recommendations:

Allegheny County Labor Council; IBT Graphics 24; Steamfitters 449

Emil Giordano ( R- incumbent, Northampton County Court of Common Pleas)

Telphone: (717) 234-5424

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.emilgiordanoforjudge.com/

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Endorsements:

Bethlehem Firefighters IAFF Local 735; Bethlehem Fraternal Order of Police Star Lodge #20; Easton FOP Washington Lodge #17; Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Queen City #10 Allentown, PA; Pennsylvania State Troopers Association; Philadelphia Fire Fighters and Paramedics Union – Local 22; Republican Party of Pennsylvania

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association (Highly Recommended); Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

Wade A. Kagarise (R- incumbent, Blair County Court of Common Pleas)

Telephone: (814) 330-1604

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://judgekagarise.com

Button # 104

Endorsements:

Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge

Recommendations:

Blair County Bar Association (Highly Recommended); Firearm Owners against Crime (FOAC); Pennsylvania Bar Association

Deborah Kunselman(D – incumbent, Beaver County Court of Common Pleas)

Website: www.deborahkunselman.com/

Button # 5

Endorsements:

Pennsylvania Democratic Party

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association (Highly Recommended)

Judge Maria McLaughlin (D-incumbent, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.mclaughlin4superiorcourt.com

Button # 4

Endorsements:

Allegheny County Labor Council, AFL-CIO; American Federation of Teachers – Pennsylvania; AFSCME District Council 33; AFSCME District Council 47; Boilermakers Local 13; Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 PA/DE; Capital Region Stonewall Democrats; Cement Masons Local 592; 1199C, NUHHCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO; International Association of Firefighters Local 1, Pittsburgh; IBEW Local Union #5; IBEW Local 98; International Association of Firefighters Local 22, Philadelphia; International Association of Firefighters Local 302, Allentown; International Association of Firefighters Local 735, Bethlehem; International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 542; Pennsylvania Democratic Party Capital Region Stonewall Democrats; Laborers District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia & Vicinity; Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania; Lehigh Valley Building Trades; Lehigh Valley for All; Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club; Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters; Pennsylvania Democratic Latino Caucus; Pennsylvania Democratic Party; Pennsylvania NOW PAC ;Pennsylvania State Education Association; Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association; Pennsylvania State Troopers Association; Philadelphia Building Trades; Philadelphia Gay News; Philadelphia Gay News; Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC; Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council; Plumbers Local 690; Scranton Federation of Teachers; Steamfitters Local 420; Steel City Stonewall Democrats; Teamsters Local 115;Teamsters Local 249; Teamsters Local 830 Transport Workers Local 234; 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club (Pittsburgh)

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association; Philadelphia AFL-CIO (Recommended); Philadelphia Bar Association (Highly Recommended); Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 – Philadelphia; Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Lodge (recommended)

Judge Geoff Moulton (D – incumbent, Pennsylvania Superior Court)

Website: http://www.judgemoulton.com/

Button # 3

Endorsements:

Pennsylvania Democratic Party; Pennsylvania State Democratic Party Latino Caucus;

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association (Highly Recommended)

Judge Mary Murray (R- incumbent, Magisterial District Judge of the Borough of Coraopolis and Crescent, Moon and Neville Townships)

Website: http://mary4judge.com/

Button # 105

Endorsements:

Allegheny County Constables Association; Laborers District Council of WPA

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation PAC

Carolyn Nichols (D- incumbent, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.nicholsforpa.org/

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Endorsements:

AFSCME District Council 33; AFSCME District Council 47; 1199C; Guardian Civic League of Philadelphia; Liberty City Democrats; Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters; PA Democratic African-American Caucus; Millennials in Action; Montgomery County Democracy for America (Montco DFA); PA Latino Caucus; PA State Democratic Party; PSEA; Philadelphia Building Trades; Steel City Stonewall Democrats

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association; Philadelphia Bar Association

Judge Paula A.Patrick (R-incumbent, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas)

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://electjudgepatrick.com/

Button # 106

Endorsements:

Republican Party of Pennsylvania

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association (Highly Recommended); Philadelphia Bar Association

Craig Stedman(R- incumbent,Lancaster County District Attorney)

Email: (717) 234-5424

Website: http://stedmanforjudge.com/

Button # 103

Endorsements:

Republican Party of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association; Pennsylvania State Troopers Association; Red Rose Lodge #16 – Lancaster County Fraternal Order of Police

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association (Highly Recommended)

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT CANDIDATES

Established in 1722, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court is the highest court in the Commonwealth and the oldest appellate court in the nation. Its responsibilities include handling: requests for discretionary appeals from the Commonwealth Court and Superior Court; direct appeals from a lower court’s decision, including when a death sentence is issued; and requests to intervene in a lower court’s proceedings.

Candidates must be Pennsylvania residents for at least one year and members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Bar at the time of filing nomination petitions for the office. Terms are for 10 years and the mandatory retirement age is 75. Source: The Committee of Seventy (seventy.org)

Judge Dwayne Woodruff (D- incumbent Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.woodruff2017.org

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Endorsements:

Pennsylvania Democratic Party; Laborers District Council of WPA; Montco Democratic Committee

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Sallie Updike Mundy (R – incumbent – PA Supreme Court)

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.keepjusticemundy.com

Button # 101

Endorsements:

Pennsylvania Democratic Party

Recommendations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association (Highly Recommended)

Philadelphia City Controller Candidates

The City Controller is the chief auditor of Philadelphia’s financial affairs. Philadelphia’s Home Rule Charter requires the Controller to conduct annual audits of every city office and agency, including the School District, and it authorizes him or her to offer recommendations for improving the efficiency and economy of City government.

The controller serves a four-year term with no term limits. He or she must be a U.S. citizen, at least 25 years of age and be a Philadelphia resident for three years. The office of the City Controller has an annual budget of $8.5-million and had a staff of 138 in 2016. The controller’s salary was $133,596 in 2016.  Source: The Committee of Seventy (seventy.org)

Alan Butkovitz (D) Incumbent

Website: www.alanbutkovitz.com/

Button # 62

Endorsements:

AFL-CIO; Americans for Democratic Action of Southeastern Pennsylvania; Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks

Rebecca Rhynhart (D)

Telephone: (215) 495-8745

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Email: [email protected]

Website: www.rebeccaforphiladelphia.com/

Button # 61

Endorsements:

Former Gov. Ed Rendell; Laborers’ Local 332; LECET Philly 5county; Millennials in Action; National Organization for Women – Philadelphia (NOW); Philadelphia Daily News; Philadelphia Inquirer; Black Clergy of Philadelphia

Note: If elected in November, Rhynhart would be the first woman to serve as Philadelphia Controller.

Michael Tomilson (R)

Website: www.facebook.com/miketomlinsonforcitycontroller/

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