Our Statewide Candidates

The importance of Judicial Elections

We may not think of impact of judicial elections on gerrymandering, but the political balance of the supreme court has a direct impact on the makeup of the redistricting commission.  At the January meeting of the Bedford County Democrats, Mitch Kates spoke of the importance of the 2015 judicial elections.  The following 2015 article explains the importance of judicial elections and the impact they have on future reapportionment plans.


Democrats swept the 2015 Supreme Court elections and have an opportunity to add a fifth seat with the election of Judge Dwayne Woodruff.

Judicial Candidates

A judicial review committee was convened by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party to interview and review the records of all Democrats seeking to run in the 2017 judicial elections.  The following candidates were recommended by the committee.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 8.02.15 PM.png Judge Dwayne Woodruff

Woodruff Spotlight by PA Dems

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 8.20.46 PM.png Deborah Todd – For retention

Superior Court of Pennsylvania

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 7.26.22 PM.png Judge Deborah Kunselman
Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 7.44.20 PM.png Judge Maria McLaughlin
Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 7.51.09 PM.png  Judge Geoffrey Moulton
Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 8.24.58 PM.png Judge Carolyn Nichols

Commonwealth Court

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 8.03.59 PM.png Attorney Todd Eagen
Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 8.11.44 PM.png  Judge Joe Cosgrove