Aug 07 2009
Following the May primary elections, Superior Court Judge Maureen Lally-Green announced her retirement and created a fourth vacancy to be filled during the fall general election. The Republican and Democratic parties are poised to meet later this month to select candidates to join their existing slates.
The Legal Intelligencer (subscription required) reports that there are nine contenders, several of whom are sitting judges. On the Republican side, Chester County Common Pleas President Judge Paula Ott, Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Paul Panepinto, Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Arthur Tilson, Monroe County Common Pleas Judge Margherita Worthington, and Westmoreland County attorney Harry Smail, Jr. are seeking the nomination. On the Democratic side, Philadelphia Common Pleas Judges James Murray Lynn, Paula Patrick and M. Teresa Sarmina and Washington County President Judge Debbie O’Dell-Seneca are seeking the nomination.
Pennsylvania has a busy election season shaping up. Voters will be filling one vacancy on the Supreme Court, four on the Superior Court and two on the Commonwealth Court. Learn more about the upcoming elections on PMC’s current election page.Tags: Arthur Tilson, Debbie O'Dell-Seneca, Harry Smail, James Murray Lynn, Jr., judicial elections, Legal Intelligencer, M. Teresa Sarmina, Margherita Worthington, Maureen Lally-Green, Paul Panepinto, Paula Ott, Paula Patrick, Pennsylvania Superior Court, PMC