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Vic Stabile

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Vic Stabile
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Current Court Information:
Title:   Judge
Personal History
Party:   Republican
Candidate 2011:
Candidate for:  Pennsylvania Superior Court
State:  Pennsylvania
Election information 2011:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  May 17, 2011
Primary vote:  65.4%ApprovedA
Election date:  November 8, 2011
Election vote:  45.4%DefeatedD
Candidate 2013:
Candidate for:  Superior Court
Position:  Seat 1
State:  Pennsylvania
Election information 2013:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  5/21/2013
Primary vote:  100%ApprovedA
Election date:  11/5/2013
Election vote:  51.5%ApprovedA

Victor P. Stabile was elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court on November 5, 2013. He previously ran for election to this court in 2011, but was unsuccessful.



Stabile ran for election to the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Primary: He received 100% of the vote in the Republican primary on May 21, 2013.
General: He defeated Jack McVay, Jr. in the general election on November 5, 2013, receiving 51.5% of the vote. (99% of districts reporting).[1][2][3]



Stabile defeated Paula A. Patrick in the Republican primary on May 17, winning 65.4% of the vote.[4] He was defeated by David N. Wecht in the general election, winning 45.4% of the vote.[5][6]

See also: Pennsylvania judicial elections, 2011

Bar rating

Stabile was rated as Recommended by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.[7]


  • Endorsed by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania[8]
  • Endorsed by The Patriot-News newspaper[9]


Stabile earned his J.D. from Dickinson School of Law in 1982.[10]


Stabile is the managing partner in a law firm located in Harrisburg, where he has worked since 1987. Before this, he served as a deputy attorney general in the state Attorney General's Office from 1984 to 1987.[11][12]

Awards and associations

  • Former chairman, Cumberland County Republican Party[10]

Judicial philosophy

According to Vic Stabile's campaign website, he holds that:

  • All are entitled to "Equal Justice Under Law";
  • All litigants are entitled to respect and to full and fair consideration of their cases;
  • ourts should NOT legislate, but rather, should uphold our Constitution and apply laws fairly and honestly to all people who come before the court regardless of any political, social or economic status.[13]



During the 2011 campaign, The Patriot-News newspaper asked candidates for the statewide races when it would be appropriate for a judge to recuse herself or himself from a case. In response, Stabile said, "If a campaign contribution is disproportionate, you must recuse."[15]

See also

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