Pennsylvania judicial elections, 2013 - Courts of Common Pleas

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The Pennsylvania judicial elections for the Courts of Common Pleas will consist of a primary on May 21st and a general election on November 5th.[1]


For Magisterial District judicial elections, please visit: Pennsylvania judicial elections, 2013 - Magisterial Districts
For all other Pennsylvania judicial elections this year (Supreme, Superior and Municipal), please visit: Pennsylvania judicial elections, 2013

Courts of Common Pleas

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

District 5, candidates competing for 4 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
CrawfordRosemary Crawford NoDemocratic5.9% 
TranquilliMark V. TranquilliApprovedANoRepublican/Democratic15.7%ApprovedA21.3%   ApprovedA
CozzaPaul E. CozzaApprovedAYesRepublican/Democratic15.0%ApprovedA19.7%   ApprovedA
WardWilliam F. Ward YesRepublican18.2%ApprovedA12.5%   DefeatedD
MurrayPJ Murray NoRepublican14.1%ApprovedA10.8%   DefeatedD
LuvaraJoseph V. Luvara NoDemocratic3.1% 
BushEleanor BushApprovedANoDemocratic9.83%ApprovedA17.6%   ApprovedA
SatlerJennifer SatlerApprovedANoDemocratic13.5%ApprovedA17.8%   ApprovedA
CooperMarcia L. Cooper NoDemocratic13.5% 
ConnellyPatrick Connelly NoDemocratic8.8% 
DaffnerMarc Daffner NoDemocratic2.6% 
Behrend-ErnsbergerBarbara Behrend-Ernsberger No7.5% 
MaccagnanMichael Angelo Maccagnan NoRepublicanWithdrew% 
LeibowitzMarvin Leibowitz NoDemocratic4.4% 
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WardChristine A. Ward   ApprovedA101,65774.1%ApprovedA
FolinoRonald W. Folino   ApprovedA95,78270.9%ApprovedA
ZottolaJohn A. Zottola   ApprovedA98,18071.7%ApprovedA
MulliganKathleen R. Mulligan   ApprovedA98,10072.2%ApprovedA
RangosJill E. Rangos   ApprovedA97,47471.6%ApprovedA
O'TooleLawrence J. O'Toole   ApprovedA98,85072.5%ApprovedA

Beaver County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
RossJames J. RossApprovedANoDemocratic/Republican99.5%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
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ManciniRichard Mancini   ApprovedA16,47779.4%ApprovedA

Berks County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1, candidates competing for 2 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SmithJim Smith NoRepublican16.5% 
MuirJohn E. Muir NoRepublican16.5% 
SchiaroliPeter Schiaroli NoRepublican6.8% 
FudemanMadelyn S. FudemanApprovedANoRepublican21.2%ApprovedA31.5%   ApprovedA
GeishauerEleni Dimitriou Geishauer NoDemocratic19.8%ApprovedA25.3%   DefeatedD
BarrettPat Barrett No11.9% 
BoyerMahlon Boyer No3.8% 
JohnsonTheresa JohnsonApprovedANoDemocratic/Republican24.0%ApprovedA43.2%   ApprovedA
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BucciJames M. Bucci   ApprovedA21,18868.8%ApprovedA

Blair County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
AndrewsDave Andrews NoRepublican34.9%ApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   DefeatedD
KagariseWade A. KagariseApprovedANoRepublican39.9%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
MillerFred B. Miller No34.2% 
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DoyleElizabeth A. Doyle   ApprovedA7,71778.1%ApprovedA

Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

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WaiteClyde W. Waite   ApprovedA48,40974%ApprovedA
Fritsch, Jr.C. Theodore Fritsch, Jr.   ApprovedA48,54974.8%ApprovedA
CepparuloAlbert J. Cepparulo   ApprovedA49,97375.5%ApprovedA

Cambria County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

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CreaneyTimothy P. Creany   ApprovedA16,30778.5%ApprovedA
Krumenacker, IIINorman A. Krumenacker, III   ApprovedA16,30778.5%ApprovedA

Chester County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seats 1 and 2, candidates competing for 2 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
Malloy-GoodJulia Malloy-Good NoDemocratic45.0%ApprovedA30.9%   DefeatedD
SommerJeffrey R. SommerApprovedANoRepublican34.5%ApprovedA32.6%   ApprovedA
CarmodyPatrick CarmodyApprovedANoRepublican43.0%ApprovedA36.5%   ApprovedA
VerweyAnthony Verwey NoDemocratic29.5%ApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   DefeatedD
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MacElree, IIJames P. MacElree, II   ApprovedA40,48975.6%ApprovedA
HallJohn L. Hall   ApprovedA39,11175.4%ApprovedA
GriffithEdward Griffith   ApprovedA38,50774.6%ApprovedA
CodyJacqueline C. Cody   ApprovedA42,28578.7%ApprovedA

Clearfield County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

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CherryPaul E. Cherry   ApprovedA10,19176.9%ApprovedA

Clinton County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SalisburyMichael F. SalisburyApprovedANoDemocratic/Republican99.2%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA

Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

District 12
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
TullyBill TullyApprovedANoRepublican54.2%ApprovedA56.2%   ApprovedA
ChardoFran Chardo No36.9% 
Gingrich-CornickAnne Gingrich-Cornick NoDemocratic49.1%ApprovedA43.8%   DefeatedD
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HooverTodd A. Hoover   ApprovedA25,64175.9%ApprovedA
EvansScott A. Evans   ApprovedA23,33870.7%ApprovedA
LewisRichard A. Lewis   ApprovedA26,15876.8%ApprovedA

Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1, candidates competing for 2 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
CappelliRichard M. CappelliApprovedANoRepublican33.7%ApprovedA28.1%   ApprovedA
MackridesWilliam Chip MackridesApprovedANoRepublican39.1%ApprovedA27%   ApprovedA
ChanensonSteven Chanenson NoDemocratic27.8%ApprovedA21.5%   DefeatedD
WalkerNancy A. Walker NoDemocratic44.5%ApprovedA23.4%   DefeatedD
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Kenney, Sr.Chad F. Kenney, Sr.   ApprovedA39,14172.4%ApprovedA
JenkinsPatricia H. Jenkins   ApprovedA41,11074.4%ApprovedA
DozorBarry C. Dozor   ApprovedA39,35271.7%ApprovedA

Elk-Cameron County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

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MassonRichard A. Masson   ApprovedA5,00679.2%ApprovedA

Erie County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

District 6
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
MeadJamie Mead No23.5% 
Kelly, Jr.Bill Kelly, Jr. NoDemocratic26.8%ApprovedA43%   DefeatedD
SambroakBob SambroakApprovedANoRepublican32.8%ApprovedA57.1%   ApprovedA
WalshJoe Walsh No26.6% 

Fayette County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

District 14, candidates competing for 2 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
PurcellJack Purcell No18.0% 
SepicDouglas Sepic No15.8% 
George, Jr.Joseph M. George, Jr.ApprovedANoDemocratic/Republican29.2%ApprovedA47.9%   ApprovedA
WaltonSteven Walton No11.9% 
CordaroLinda CordaroApprovedANoDemocratic/Republican30.4%ApprovedA52.1%   ApprovedA

Franklin-Fulton County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SulcoveJerrold A. Sulcove NoDemocratic22% 
EvansJeffrey S. Evans NoDemocratic42%ApprovedA31.1%   DefeatedD
ZookJeremiah ZookApprovedANoRepublican51.1%ApprovedA68.1%   ApprovedA
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HermanDouglas W. Herman   ApprovedA12,57581.9%ApprovedA

Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
JacksonGregory A. Jackson No33.2% 
ZanicGeorge ZanicApprovedANoDemocratic/Republican70.2%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA

Indiana County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

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HannaCarol Hanna   ApprovedA 74.9%ApprovedA

Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
GibbonsJames A. GibbonsApprovedANoDemocratic/Republican42.5%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
FarrellAlyce Hailstone Farrell No24.6% 
KellyP. Timothy Kelly NoDemocratic9.0% 
RiederPatricia Grande Rieder No24.6% 
JavitzDonna Davis Javitz No5.9% 

Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
Spahn, Jr.Merrill M. Spahn, Jr.ApprovedANoDemocratic/Republican100%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
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CullenJames P. Cullen   ApprovedA 77.3%ApprovedA
WorkmanDavid R. Workman   ApprovedA 79.1%ApprovedA

Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

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JohnsonJ. Brian Johnson   ApprovedA26,73072.6%ApprovedA
BanachKelly L. Banach   ApprovedA26,94572.7%ApprovedA

Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

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GrayRichard A. Gray   ApprovedA11,42978.7%ApprovedA

Mercer County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
HeutscheVictor S. Heutsche NoDemocratic39.7%ApprovedA37.6%   DefeatedD
RyanJim Ryan (Pennsylvania) No23.8% 
JoferyJoann M. Jofery NoDemocratic17.4% 
WallaceDaniel P. WallaceApprovedANoRepublican59.7%ApprovedA62.4%   ApprovedA
MerglRyan Mergl No10.9% 
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St. JohnChristopher St. John   ApprovedA14,35581.4%ApprovedA

Mifflin County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SearerTimothy S. Searer YesDemocratic51.9%ApprovedA46.1%   DefeatedD
BarronDave W. BarronApprovedANoRepublican50.11%ApprovedA54.0%   ApprovedA

Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1, candidates competing for 2 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
WeilheimerGail WeilheimerApprovedANoDemocratic40.0%ApprovedA25.9%   ApprovedA
TolliverSteven C. TolliverApprovedANoDemocratic37.4%ApprovedA25.4%   ApprovedA
GiamporcaroSharon Giamporcaro NoRepublican36.0%ApprovedA24.1%   DefeatedD
CogginsMaureen Coggins NoRepublican35.1%ApprovedA24.6%   DefeatedD
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O'NeillSteven T. O'Neill   ApprovedA50,52976.0%ApprovedA
RogersThomas P. Rogers   ApprovedA50,46075.9%ApprovedA
Furber, Jr.William J. Furber, Jr.   ApprovedA49,61975.1%ApprovedA
CarpenterWilliam R. Carpenter   ApprovedA51,20676.0%ApprovedA

Northampton County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SletvoldJennifer SletvoldApprovedANoDemocratic/Republican48.9%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
CarrollTom Carroll No14.4% 
KassisAbe Kassis NoDemocratic29.1% 
SpadoniChristopher Spadoni NoDemocratic27.0% 
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GiordanoEmil A. Giordano   ApprovedA18,88171.3%ApprovedA

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1, candidates competing for 7 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
O'KeefeJ. Scott O'KeefeApprovedANoDemocratic13.2%   ApprovedA
Brandeis-RomanTracy B. Roman No5.5% 
SawyerStephanie M. Sawyer No4.1% 
StevensSean P. Stevens NoDemocratic0.9% 
Grey, Jr.Daine A. Grey, Jr. NoDemocratic1.5% 
CorcoranConor Corcoran No1.1% 
MajorRania Major No1.4% 
LaneTimika LaneApprovedANoDemocratic11.63%ApprovedA13.4%   ApprovedA
Powell, Jr.Kenneth J. Powell, Jr. YesRepublican43.9%ApprovedA3.3%   DefeatedD
BennettFrank Bennett No1.1% 
CrumlishJames Crumlish No4.1% 
MarshallJon Marshall No0.7% 
StreetSierra Thomas StreetApprovedANoDemocratic6.5%ApprovedA12.7%   ApprovedA
CampbellGiovanni O. CampbellApprovedANoDemocratic7.5%ApprovedA13.5%   ApprovedA
Mallios, Jr.Christopher Mallios, Jr. NoWithdrew% 
FernandesJoe FernandesApprovedANoDemocratic9.2%ApprovedA13.1%   ApprovedA
CoyleAnne Marie B. CoyleApprovedANoDemocratic/Republican56.1%ApprovedA15.8%   ApprovedA
TancrediDawn M. Tancredi No6.3% 
McCafferyDaniel D. McCafferyApprovedANoDemocratic8.8%ApprovedA13.7%   ApprovedA
King, IILeon A. King, II No4.4% 
GiusiniVince Giusini NoDemocratic5.9% 
ScrivnerKatie Scrivner No0.00% 
CokerDerrick W. Coker No1.7% 
CianfraniDeborah D. Cianfrani No1.6% 
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AllenJacqueline F. Allen   ApprovedA49,17081%ApprovedA
DjerassiRamy I. Djerassi   ApprovedA40,79674.5%ApprovedA
FordHolly J. Ford   ApprovedA45,05479.3%ApprovedA
PatrickPaula A. Patrick   ApprovedA45,42480%ApprovedA
MeansRayford A. Means   ApprovedA41,46475.7%ApprovedA
TereshkoAllan L. Tereshko   ApprovedA41,88875.9%ApprovedA
MinehartJeffrey P. Minehart   ApprovedA44,94578.6%ApprovedA
PechkurowDoris A. Pechkurow   ApprovedA40,99676.3%ApprovedA
Wright PadillaNina N. Wright Padilla   ApprovedA46,69179.9%ApprovedA
KeoghD. Webster Keogh    WithdrewDefeatedD
Dumas BrooksLori A. Dumas Brooks   ApprovedA46,18879.9%ApprovedA
O'KeefeJoseph D. O'Keefe   ApprovedA46,28979.3%ApprovedA
JohnsonJoel S. Johnson   ApprovedA43,77377.6%ApprovedA
BrinkleyGenece E. Brinkley   ApprovedA45,00777%ApprovedA
Massiah-JacksonFrederica A. Massiah-Jackson   ApprovedA46,13477.7%ApprovedA

Pike County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

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KameenJoseph F. Kameen   ApprovedA4,51178%ApprovedA

Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

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DomalakesJohn E. Domalakes   ApprovedA22,01177.2%ApprovedA

Washington County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
FallertThomas Fallert No6.73% 
LucasMike LucasApprovedANoDemocratic/Republican25.9%ApprovedA48.9%   ApprovedA
Marcoline, IIIPeter V. Marcoline, III No5.91% 
BenyakAlan Benyak No13.05% 
KurowskiCharles E. Kurowski No9.17% 
BlackBlane A. Black NoDemocratic11.25% 
Seat 2
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
CostanzoValarie S. CostanzoApprovedANoDemocratic/Republican25.7%ApprovedA50.7%   ApprovedA

Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

District 10
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
Smail, Jr.Harry F. Smail, Jr. No32.05% 
Bilik DefazioMeagan Bilik DefazioApprovedANoDemocratic/Republican44.60%ApprovedA99.2%   ApprovedA
McCabeBill McCabe No39.34% 
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FelicianiChristopher A. Feliciani   ApprovedA36,33970.2%ApprovedA

York County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
FlannellyMichael W. Flannelly YesRepublican55.9%ApprovedA25.67%   DefeatedD
PlattsTodd Russell PlattsApprovedANoRepublican56.21%ApprovedA74.3%   ApprovedA
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Kelly, VIThomas H. Kelley, VI   ApprovedA31,97172.3%ApprovedA
BortnerMichael E. Bortner   ApprovedA32,58073.5%ApprovedA


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