Judicial candidates

Below you can view the individual responses from the statewide Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Commonwealth Court candidates as well as local County Courts of Common Pleas. Not all counties have judicial seats open, so your county may not be listed.

This voter guide is a nonpartisan educational resource provided as a public service. This guide is factual, impartial, and nonpartisan. Each candidate in the races covered was treated equally and had the same opportunity to respond to the questions. Concerned Pennsylvanians dedicated to responsible citizenship have donated to make this resource available. No candidate or political party paid for any part of the guide. No candidates are endorsed.

The candidates who responded to our questionnaire are in blue, click the names to view their responses.

  • Superior Court (vote for one)
    • Democrat: Bryan Neft, Timika Lane, Jill Beck
    • Republican: Megan Sullivan
  • Allegheny County (vote for nine)
    • Democrat: Rick Hosking, George Heym, Giuseppe Rosselli, Nicola Henry-Taylor, Clint Kelley, Brian D. Flaherty, Dean A. Birdy, Rosemary Crawford, Tiffany Sizemore, Brian Samuel Malkin, Alyssa Cowan
    • Democrat/Republican: William Bill Caye, Elliot Howsie, Zeke Rediker, Mik Pappas, Tom Caulfield, Matt Rogers, Beth Tarasi Sinatra, Patrick A. Sweeney, Chuck Porter, Joseph Patrick Murphy, Chelsa Wagner, Wrenna Watson, Albert Veverka, Jessel Costa, Richard Thomas Ernsberger, Bruce Beemer, Mark Patrick Flaherty, Marc Daffner, Jimmy Sheets, Lisa Middleman, Sabrina Korbel, Andy Szefi, Jason J. Cervone, Ryan O. Hemminger, Anthony Deluca, Ilan Zur, Daniel J. Konieczka, Jr., Pauline Calabrese
  • Berks County (vote for two)
    • Democrat/Republican: James Gavin, Geishauser Kurt, Osmer Deming, Tina Boyd, Catherine Nadirov
  • Bucks County (vote for two)
    • Democrat/Republican Tiffany Michelle Thomas-Smith, Stephen A. Corr
    • Republican: Amir M. Stark
  • Butler County (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican: Richard A. Goldinger, Joe Kubit
  • Chester County (vote for one)
    • Democrat: Carlos Barraza, Tony Verwey
    • Democrat/Republican:  PJ Redmond, Lou Mincarelli, Alita Rovito
  • Crawford County (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican: Francis J. Schultz
  • Dauphin County (vote for one)
    • Democrat: Kathryn Waters
    • Democrat/Republican: Bryan McQuillan, Jeff Engle, La Tasha C. Williams
  • Delaware County (vote for two)
    • Democrat: Raymond Santarelli
    • Democrat/Republican: Michael Ruggieri, Deborah Krull, Deborah Truscello, Tinu Moss
  • Erie County (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican: Marshall Piccinini
  • Greene County (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican: Jeff Grimes, Kimberly Pratt
  • Juniata And Perry Counties (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican: Andrew J. Bender, Don Zagurskie
    • Republican: Barbara Wevodau
  • Lackawanna County (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican: Nisha Arora, Mary Walsh Dempsey, Paul J. Ware
  • Lancaster County (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican: Joanne Murphy
  • Lehigh County (vote for three)
    • Democrat/Republican: Tom Capehart, Tom Caffrey, Rashid Santiago, Maraleen Shields, Patricia Fuentes Mulqueen, David Ritter, Zachary Cohen, Eman H. Jarrah, Carlos Rodriguez
  • Luzerne County (vote for two)
    • Democrat/Republican: Jim Bobeck, Tarah Toohil, Alexandra Kokura Kravitz, Stefanie Salavantis, Laura Dennis
  • Mercer County (vote for one)
  • Montgomery County (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican: A. Nicole Phillips
  • Philadelphia County (vote for eight)
    • Democrat: Betsy Wahl, Wendi Barish, Craig Levin, Michele Hangley, Nick Kamau, Cateria R. McCabe, John R. Padova, Mark J. Moore, Daniel R. Sulman, Chris Hall, Tamika Washington, Rick Cataldi, Maurice Houston, Caroline Turner, Patrick J. Moran, Terri Booker
  • Schuylkill County (vote for two)
    • Democrat/Republican: Julie Werdt, Chris Hobbs, James Conville, Christina E. Hale
  • Wayne County (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican: Matthew Meagher