Monroe County PA Candidates

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    Statewide Judicial Candidates for 2017
    We will be voting to choose among our Democratic candidates for statewide judicial positions in the May 16 primary election. The winners of that election will run against the Republican candidates on November 7. There are two available seats on the Supreme Court: one is held by incumbent Democrat Debra Todd, a sitting Supreme Court Justice, who will run for retention for a second 10-year term. There is one Democratic candidate for the other Supreme Court seat, 5 Democratic candidates for 4 openings on the Superior Court, and 6 Democratic candidates for 2 openings on the Commonwealth Court.

    Two entities, the PA BAR ASSOCIATION and the JUDICIAL REVIEW PANEL of the Democratic State Committee, interviewed and researched the records of the candidates for these positions. In addition, there were endorsement votes at the recent STATE COMMITTEE meeting. State Committeewoman and attorney Sue Lyons served on the REVIEW PANEL. County Chair Claudette Williams, and State Committee members Mark Dodel, Sue Lyons and Anne Tiracchia, participated in the STATE COMMITTEE endorsement votes. 
     
    This chart summarizes the results.
    Highly Recommended/Recommended by the PA BAR ASSOCIATION, Recommended by the Democratic State Committee JUDICIAL REVIEW PANEL, Endorsed by the Democratic STATE COMMITTEE:
    FOR PA SUPREME COURT
         Justice Debra Todd--incumbent, vote to retain
    Judge Dwayne D. Woodruff  - Facebook
     
    FOR PA SUPERIOR COURT
    Judge Deborah A. Kunselman  - Facebook
    Judge Maria C. McLaughlin Website 
    Judge H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr., already a sitting judge appointed by Governor Tom Wolf
    Judge Carolyn H. Nichols
     
    FOR PA COMMONWEALTH COURT
    Todd Eagen - Website  - Facebook
     
    Highly Recommended by the PA BAR ASSOCIATION, Recommended by the Democratic State Committee JUDICIAL REVIEW PANEL, received 58% of the Democratic State Committee votes, falling short of the 2/3 required for endorsement:
     
          FOR PA COMMONWEALTH COURT
    Judge Joseph Cosgrove, already a sitting judge appointed by Governor Tom Wolf.  - Facebook
     
    Candidates neither recommended by the JUDICIAL REVIEW PANEL nor endorsed by STATE COMMITTEE:
         Bill Kaye (on ballot for Superior Court)
         Judge Ellen H. Ceisler (on ballot for Commonwealth Court)
    Representative Bryan E. Barbin (on ballot for Commonwealth Court)
    Timothy Barry  (on ballot for Commonwealth Court)
    Irene M. Clark (on ballot for Commonwealth Court)
     
     
    DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGE
     
    Most candidates for this position cross-file--that is, their names appear on both the Democratic and Republican ballots. Therefore, you may not realize that the candidate whose name is on the Democratic ballot is actually a Republican. Below you will find the Democratic candidates:
     
    East Stroudsburg Borough:  Michael R. Muth, incumbent running unopposed
    Coolbaugh Township: Three Democrats---vote for one--Kurt Cummings, Tomas Keane, Danielle Travagline
    Hamilton and Stroud Townships:  Two Democrats---vote for one--incumbent Dan Higgins, Samantha R. Breitlauch
    Jackson and Pocono Townships:  Two Democrats---vote for one--Daniel Kresge, Jennifer Ann Wise
    Chestnuthill, Eldred, Polk, Ross Townships:  Debby York, unopposed in the primary
    Delaware Water Gap Borough, Middle Smithfield and Smithfield Townships: incumbent Brian Germano unopposed in the primary.
    Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock Townships: no Democrat on the ballot
     
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