2019 Judicial General Election Voter’s Guide

Click here to download a printable PDF of the Superior Court candidates.

Below you can view the individual responses from the statewide Superior 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.

Due to the lack of response, we do not have information on judicial candidates running for retention.

This voter’s guide is a nonpartisan educational resource provided as a public service. This guide is factual, impartial, and nonpartisan. Each candidate in the races covered were 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 candidates (statewide – vote for two)
  • Allegheny (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican – Mary McGinley
  • Beaver (vote for one)
  • Bedford (vote for one)
  • Bucks (vote for three)
    • Democrat – Charissa Liller, Jordan Yeager, Jessica L. Vanderkam,
    • Republican – Allen Toadvine, Denise Bowman, Grace Deon
  • Butler (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican – William Wink Robinson
  • Chester (vote for two)
    • Democrat – Analisa Sondergaard, Bret Binder
    • Republican – Charles A. Gaza, Andrea Cardamone
  • Clarion (vote for two)
    • Democrat/Republican – Sara Seidle-Patton
  • Cumberland (vote for two)
  • Delaware (vote for four)
    • Democrat – Nusrat Rashid , Rick Lowe, Stephanie Klein, Kelly Eckel
    • Republican – Steven K. Gerber, George B. Dawson, Wendy B. Roberts, Beth Naughton Beck
  • Elk (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican – Shawn T. McMahon
  • Erie (vote for two)
    • Democrat – Erin Connelly
    • Democrat/Republican – David Ridge
    • Republican – Ed Smith
  • Franklin (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican – Mary Beth Shank
  • Lancaster (vote for one)
  • Lehigh (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican – Anna-Kristie Morffi Marks
  • Lycoming (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican – Ryan Tira
  • Mercer (vote for two)
    • Democrat – Margaret T. Lucas
    • Democrat/Republican – Ronald Amrhein
    • Republican – Tedd Nesbit
  • Monroe (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican – Dan Higgins
  • Montgomery (vote for three)
    • Democrat – Henry S. Hilles III, Melissa Schwartz Sterling, Virgil B. Walker
    • Republican – Matthew Hovey, Gregg Richman, Robert A. Zigmund
  • Northampton (vote for two)
    • Democrat – Abe Kassis
    • Democrat/Republican – John M. Morganelli
    • Republican – Victor Scomillio
  • Philadelphia (vote for seven)
    • Democrat – Joshua Roberts, Tiffany Palmer, James C. Crumlish, Carmella Jacquinto, Anthony Kyriakakis, Jennifer Schultz, Crystal B. Powell
  • Pike (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican – Kelly Gaughan
  • Washington (vote for one)
    • Democrat/Republican – Traci McDonald-Kemp
  • Westmoreland (vote for two)
  • York (vote for one)