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Pennsylvania judicial elections, 2013

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The Pennsylvania judicial elections consisted of a primary on May 21st and a general election on November 5th.[1]

This page includes candidates for the Supreme, Superior and Municipal courts. If you are looking for Courts of Common Pleas or Magisterial District candidates, please see one of the following pages:

Pennsylvania judicial elections, 2013 - Courts of Common Pleas
Pennsylvania judicial elections, 2013 - Magisterial Districts

Filing deadlines

  • March 12th, Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions (primary election).
  • August 1st, Last day to circulate and file nomination papers (general election).[2]

Post-election summary

Statistics from Pennsylvania's 2013 judicial elections
Total candidates (general election): 176
Incumbent candidates: 97
Unopposed candidates: 46
% of unopposed candidates
who were incumbents:
50%
Total candidates elected/re-elected: 149
New judges elected: 57
Incumbents re-elected: 24
Judges retained: 68
Pennsylvania, one of the more competitive states for judicial elections this year, elected 57 new judges in November. Still, there were few upsets. Approximately 26% of the total general election candidates were unopposed going into the general election and each of the 68 judges seeking retention got another term.

Many eyes were on the retention elections of Supreme Court Justices Ronald Castille and Max Baer, as well as that of Superior Court judges Susan Peikes Gantman and Jack Panella. All of these judges and justices were retained. Castille received the lowest percentage of votes in favor of retention, at 68%, but that was still well beyond the 51% required for him to gain another term.

In only contested Superior Court race, Republican Vic Stabile emerged victorious, though the race was quite close. Stabile received 51.6% of the vote, while his opponent, Judge Jack McVay, Jr. of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, received the other 48.4%.

Supreme Court

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Retention
JudgeRetention voteRetention Vote %
BaerMax Baer   ApprovedA 71.0%ApprovedA
CastilleRonald Castille   ApprovedA 68.5%ApprovedA


Superior Court

Pennsylvania Superior Court

Retention
JudgeRetention voteRetention Vote %
GantmanSusan Peikes Gantman   ApprovedA 69.4%ApprovedA
PanellaJack Panella   ApprovedA 69.2%ApprovedA
Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
StabileVic StabileApprovedANoRepublican100%ApprovedA51.5%   ApprovedA
Waters, Jr.Joseph C. Waters, Jr. NoDemocratic44.6% 
WydaRobert C. Wyda NoRepublicanWithdrew% 
McVay, Jr.Jack McVay, Jr. NoDemocratic55.4%ApprovedA48.5%   DefeatedD


Philadelphia Municipal Court

Three seats were up for election. Since no Republican candidates filed, the winners of the Democratic primary were unopposed in the general election.[3][4]

Philadelphia Municipal Court

Seat 1, candidates competing for 3 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
LewandowskiHenry LewandowskiApprovedANoDemocratic20.9%ApprovedA32.4%   ApprovedA
Brandeis-RomanTracy B. Roman No5.5% 
Grey, Jr.Daine A. Grey, Jr. NoDemocratic1.5% 
ShieldsFran ShieldsApprovedAYesDemocratic16.0%ApprovedA33.4%   ApprovedA
CorcoranConor Corcoran No1.1% 
BricklinShoshana Bricklin No7.6% 
BennettFrank Bennett No1.1% 
KlineRobert M. Kline No4.8% 
ColemanMartin ColemanApprovedANoDemocratic22.8%ApprovedA34.2%   ApprovedA
Retention
JudgeRetention voteRetention Vote %
DeniTeresa Carr Deni   ApprovedA45,16276.8%ApprovedA
O'NeillJoseph J. O'Neill   ApprovedA43,60074.5%ApprovedA
Frazier-LydeJacquelyn M. Frazier-Lyde   ApprovedA45,47173.9%ApprovedA
PewWendy L. Pew   ApprovedA45,18979.0%ApprovedA


Court of Common Pleas

For Court of Common Pleas judicial elections, please visit: Pennsylvania judicial elections, 2013 - Courts of Common Pleas

Magisterial Districts

For Magisterial District judicial elections, please visit: Pennsylvania judicial elections, 2013 - Magisterial Districts

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