By: Kevin McKeon
Join us tomorrow, October 25th, at 12:30 P.M. as we live tweet from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Candidates’ Forum at Widener Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, and then check back later for our summary of the Forum.
Two candidates, one Democrat and one Republican, are running for the single open seat on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The seat opened when Justice Mike Eakin (R) retired in 2016. Governor Wolf appointed Sallie Mundy (R), who at the time was a commissioned judge of the Superior Court, to serve until the next municipal election year. Justice Mundy received the Republican party’s nomination in 2017. Judge Dwayne Woodruff (D) of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County received the Democrat party’s nomination. Both will appear at the Forum. The composition of commissioned justices on the Supreme Court currently stands at five Democrats and two Republicans; therefore, the Democrats still will hold a majority regardless of the outcome of the election.
Although not part of tomorrow’s Forum, voters in the upcoming judicial elections will also decide whether Chief Justice Thomas Saylor, who has served on the court since 1998, and Justice Debra Todd, who has served on the court since 2008, should be retained.
The forum will take place at:
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Administration Building, Room A-180
3737 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110
A live stream is also available from PCN.