2017 PA Endorsed Judicial Candidates

Please support our Endorsed Democratic Statewide Judicial Candidates.  See below for information about each candidate.

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2017 PA Supreme Court – 1 opening; 1 endorsed candidate

Judge Wayne Woodruff

  • Studied law at Duquesne University while playing for the Steelers from 1979 through 1990,
    • Undergraduate Degree from the University of Louisville
    • J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, 1988
  • Currently, serves as a Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas judge, mostly in the family division, since election in 2005; Retained in 2015.
  • PA Bar Association gave “Recommended” rating; Endorsed by PA State Democratic Party

2017 PA Superior Court – 4 openings; 4 endorsed candidates

Carolyn Nichols

  • Law degree from Temple University
  • MBA from Eastern University
  • PA Bar Association- “Recommended” rating
  • Currently, a criminal court judge in Philadelphia

Deborah A. Kunselman

  • Elected in 2005 to Judge on the Beaver County Court of Common Pleas where she currently serves
  • Undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University
  • J.D. from the University of Notre Dame
  • PA Bar Association – “Highly Recommended” rating

Maria McLaughlin

  • J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1992
  • B.S. from Penn State University in 1988.
  • Judge McLaughlin is a member of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar
  • Currently a family court judge in Philadephia
  • PA Bar Association – “Highly Recommended” rating

Geoff Moulton

  • Appointed by Gov. Wolf to Superior Court in August 2016 through December 2017
  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1984; Amherst College, B.A. 1980
  • Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, United States  Department of the Treasury
  • Judicial Law Clerk, the Honorable William H. Rehnquist, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
  • PA Bar Association – “Highly Recommended” rating

2017 PA Commonwealth Court – 2 openings; 1 endorsed candidate

Todd Eagen

  • J.D. Dickenson School of Law
  • Specialty in Labor Law; Represented 35,000 working men & women in unions throughout PA
  • Currently, managing partner in Welby, Stoltenberg, Cimballa, & cook, LLC. a law firm in Harrisburg and Scranton
  • Family in PA courts; grandfather PA Supreme Court Chief Justice; Father -an attorney
  • PA Bar Association – “Recommended” rating

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