2017 Statewide Judicial Election Endorsements

We’ve all heard the old saying “you are who you are by the company you keep.”

Statewide appellate court races don’t grab the headlines, but their campaigns actively seek and receive endorsements from across Pennsylvania. Those endorsements can say a lot about whom these women and men are and the philosophy they will bring to the bench.

This list of organizational and coalition endorsements was compiled by PCCJR to provide voters with a useful resource as they prepare to make their voting decisions this November. For full disclosure, this list was compiled from online sources, candidate websites and other sources in the public domain. Leading up to Election Day on November 7th, the list will be periodically updated as new endorsements are announced.

Check back with us in the coming days for those updates and feel free to share a link to this page with colleagues, family and friends.

*Endorsement List as of 11/3/17*

Retention to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

 

Justice Tom Saylor

 

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry PAC

Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police (Recommended)

Pennsylvania State Trooper Association

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters

Pennsylvania Building and Trades Council

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Lehigh Valley Labor Council AFL-CIO

Boilermakers Local 13

 

Justice Debra Todd

 

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters

Pennsylvania Building and Trades Council

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police (Recommended)

Pennsylvania State Trooper Association

Lehigh Valley Labor Council AFL-CIO

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Conservation Voters of PA

Boilermakers Local 13

 

Race for Supreme Court (Vote for One)

 

Dwayne Woodruff (D)

 

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

PA Conference of Teamsters

HPAE (Health Professionals and Allied Employees)

Pennsylvania National Organization for Women

Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters

Plumbers Local 690

Communications Workers of America District 2-13

Lehigh Valley Labor Council AFL-CIO

Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia Gay News

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

PennLive.com/The Patriot News

Allegheny County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

ULW Plumbers 690

PA Working Families

 

Sallie Mundy (R)

 

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry PAC

Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters

Pennsylvania Building and Trades Council

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Beaver Valley Lodge #4 Fraternal Order of Police (recommended)

Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police (Recommended)

Pennsylvania State Trooper Association

LIFEPAC

Lancaster County Action

Firearm Owners Against Crime

Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation Political Action Committee

National Rifle Association – Political Victory Fund

 

Retention to the Pennsylvania Superior Court

 

Jacqueline Shogan

 

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry PAC

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Pennsylvania Building and Trades Council

Lehigh Valley Labor Council AFL-CIO

Boilermakers Local 13

 

 

Race for Superior Court (Vote for Four)

 

Geoffrey Moulton (D)

 

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry PAC

Pennsylvania Medical Society Political Action Committee

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Pennsylvania State Education Association

PA Conference of Teamsters

Teamsters Joint Council #40, # 53

Teamsters Local 312

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Philadelphia Gay News

Pennsylvania National Organization for Women

Plumbers Local 690

AFSCME District Council 33, 47

Lehigh Valley Labor Council AFL-CIO

Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers

Planned Parenthood Pa Advocates

Gertrude Stein Club

Allegheny County Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council

United Mine Workers of America, PA/NY COMPAC State Council

IBEW Local

Philadelphia Gay News

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Allegheny County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ULW Plumbers 690

PA Working Families

Americans for Democratic Action

 

Deborah Kunselman (D)

 

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

PA Conference of Teamsters

Pennsylvania Building and Trades Council

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Beaver Valley Lodge #4 Fraternal Order of Police

Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police (Recommended)

Lehigh Valley Labor Council AFL-CIO

Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers

Philadelphia Gay News

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Allegheny County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Boilermakers Local 13

PA Working Families

Americans for Democratic Action

 

Maria McLaughlin (D)

 

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Philadelphia Gay News

AFL-CIO of Philadelphia

AFSCME

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

PA Conference of Teamsters

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 542

PA National Organization for Women

HPAE (Health Professionals and Allied Employees)

Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters

Pennsylvania Building and Trades Council

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Pennsylvania National Organization for Women

Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters

Beaver Valley Lodge #4 Fraternal Order of Police (recommended)

Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police (Recommended)

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association

Plumbers Local 690

AFSCME District Council 47, 33

Communication Workers of America District 2-13

Lehigh Valley Labor Council AFL-CIO

Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers

Allegheny County Labor Council, AFL-CIO

American Federation of Teachers, Pennsylvania

Boilermakers Local 13

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 PA/DE

Cement Masons Local 592

NUHHCE

International Association of Firefighters Local 1, Pittsburgh

IBEW Local Union #5; Local 98

International Association of Firefighters Local 22, Philadelphia, Local 302 Allentown, Local 735 Bethlehem

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 542

Laborers District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia & Vicinity

Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Building Trades

Lehigh Valley for All

Philadelphia Building Trades

Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC

Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council

Scranton Federation of Teachers

Steamfitters Local 420

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Allegheny County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

ULW Plumbers 690

Boilermakers Local 13

Americans for Democratic Action

 

Carolyn Nichols (D)

 

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

AFSCME District Council 33 and 47

Laborers Local 332

HPAE (Health Professionals and Allied Employees)

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Pennsylvania National Organization for Women

Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters

Lehigh Valley Labor Council AFL-CIO

1199c

Guardian Civic League of Philadelphia

Millennials in Action

PA Latino Caucus

Philadelphia Building Trades

Philadelphia Gay News

PA Working Families

 

Emil Giordano (R)

 

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry PAC

Pennsylvania Medical Society Political Action Committee

National Federation of Independent Businesses – Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association

Fraternal Order of Police Star Lodge # 20 [Bethlehem]

Fraternal Order of Police Queen City # 10 [Allentown]

Pennsylvania Building and Trades Council

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Beaver Valley Lodge #4 Fraternal Order of Police (recommended)

Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Berks Lodge #71

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Bucks County Lodge #53

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Fort Pitt Lodge #1

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Easton, PA

Philadelphia Fire Fighters and Paramedics Union – Local 22

Bethlehem Fire Fighters Local 735

Steamfitters Local Union 448

International Union of Operating Engineers

Recommended by Firearms Owners Against Crime

Recommended by the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police

Recommended by PA Pro-Life Federation

LIFEPAC

Lancaster County Action

Firearm Owners Against Crime

Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation Political Action Committee

Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter

Boilermakers Local 13

 

Wade Kagarise (R)

 

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry PAC

Pennsylvania Medical Society Political Action Committee

National Federation of Independent Businesses – Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association

Bald Eagle Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 51

Pennsylvania Building and Trades Council

Beaver Valley Lodge #4 Fraternal Order of Police (Recommended)

LIFEPAC

Lancaster County Action

Firearm Owners Against Crime

Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation Political Action Committee

Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council

Mountain City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #8

Sheridan Caton Memorial Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #98

National Rifle Association

Associated Builders and Contractors of PA

Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation

Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Boilermakers Local 13

 

 

Craig Stedman (R)

 

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry PAC

Pennsylvania Medical Society Political Action Committee

PA Conference of Teamsters

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Beaver Valley Lodge #4 Fraternal Order of Police (recommended)

Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police (Recommended)

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association

LIFEPAC

Lancaster County Action

Firearm Owners Against Crime

Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation Political Action Committee

Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association

Red Rose Lodge #16 – Lancaster County Fraternal Order of Police

Humane PA

Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Mary Murray (R)

 

LIFEPAC

Firearm Owners Against Crime

Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation Political Action Committee

 

Jules Mermelstein (Green Party)

 

Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)

 

 

Race for Commonwealth Court (Vote for Two)

 

Ellen Ceisler (D)

 

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

United Coal Miners of PA

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

PA Chapter of the International Association of Firefighters

International Association of Firefighters from Pittsburgh (Local 1), Philadelphia (Local 22), Allentown (Local 302) and Bethlehem (Local 735), Local 320

PA National Organization for Women

HPAE (Health Professionals and Allied Employees)

Pennsylvania Building and Trades Council

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Philadelphia Gay News

Pennsylvania National Organization for Women

Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police (Endorsed)

Pennsylvania State Trooper Association

Communication Workers of America District 2-13

Lehigh Valley Labor Council AFL-CIO

Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers

AFL-CIO of Allegheny, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Westmoreland Counties

AFSCME District Council 33; District Council 47; District Council 1199c

Liberty City LGBT Club

Philadelphia Building Trades

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5

Planned Parenthood Pa PAC

Pennsylvania Sierra Club

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Conservation Voters of PA

Pennsylvania Sierra Club

Allegheny County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Boilermakers Local 13

Americans for Democratic Action

 

Irene Clark (D)

 

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Plumbers Local 690

Lehigh Valley Labor Council AFL-CIO

Philadelphia Gay News

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

PA Working Families

 

Christine Fizzano Cannon (R)

 

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry PAC

Pennsylvania Medical Society Political Action Committee

PA Professional Fire Fighters Association

Delaware County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 27

PA State Police, Pioneer Lodge # 37

Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters

Pennsylvania Building and Trades Council

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Beaver Valley Lodge #4 Fraternal Order of Police (recommended)

Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police (Endorsed)

Pennsylvania State Trooper Association

LIFEPAC

Lancaster County Action

Firearm Owners Against Crime

Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation Political Action Committee

International Association of Fire Fighters

Pittsburgh Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1

Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police – Fort Pitt Lodge # 1 and Allegheny Valley Lodge #39

Conservation Voters of PA

Pennsylvania Sierra Club

Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Boilermakers Local 13

 

Paul Lalley (R)

 

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry PAC

Pennsylvania Medical Society Political Action Committee

National Federation of Independent Businesses – Pennsylvania

LIFEPAC

Lancaster County Action

Firearm Owners Against Crime

Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation Political Action Committee

Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter

 

 

 

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