Harrisburg, PA: The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO endorsed statewide judicial candidates for the Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Primary Election. The state labor federation is the largest labor organization in Pennsylvania representing over 800,000 union workers.
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO endorses the following judicial candidates for the Primary Election:
PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT
Judge Kevin Dougherty, (D)
Judge David Wecht, (D)
Judge Christine Donohue, (D)
SUPERIOR COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA
Judge Robert J. Colville, (D)
COMMONWEALTH COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA
Todd Eagan, (D)
“In our judgment these candidates are exceptionally qualified in applying equal justice and dignity for workers under the laws protecting the working families of Pennsylvania,” Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale said in announcing these endorsements. “Each has demonstrated an uncommon commitment to the values and principles of fairness and justice. We will work on their behalf, sharing their record of support and respect for the rights of working men and women,” Bloomingdale said.
“We have a historic opportunity to elect well-qualified candidates to the most important courts in the Commonwealth. Their success will enable us to end the political gerrymandering that has disenfranchised millions of Pennsylvanians. The importance of electing these judges cannot be underscored enough,” Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder said. “Starting immediately, we will be working with our unions and our members to help elect our endorsed candidates,” Snyder added, who is also the statewide Political Director of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.
The endorsements were made today by the members of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO’s Executive Council. The Council also endorsed Sarah Del Ricci, the Democratic candidate for the 170th State House seat in the Special Election to be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.