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Party-endorsed judicial candidates win spots on fall ballot

May 22, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The endorsed candidates of the Democratic and Republican parties won contested races to run for open seats on a statewide appellate court.

The winners secured spots on the fall ballot in Tuesday’s primary election to fill two open seats on the state Superior Court. Each party had a three-way primary race.

The winning Democrats were Amanda Green-Hawkins, a longtime steelworkers’ union lawyer from Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia Judge Daniel McCaffery.

The Republican winners were Megan King, a Chester County prosecutor, and Cumberland County Judge Christylee Peck.

The 15-seat court handles civil and criminal appeals from Pennsylvania’s county courts.

Judges serve 10-year terms and run for re-election in up-or-down retention races. The court currently has eight Republicans and six Democrats, with one Republican not running for another term.

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