Justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1)

Carolyn Tornetta Carluccio – Endorsed by the PAGOP

Carolyn Tornetta Carluccio has been a judge of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania since 2003, focusing on Criminal and Family and Civil Divisions court. Her current term ends in 2029. Judge Carluccio started her legal career in 1989 as an Assistant US Attorney until she began her private practice in 1998. She also served as Chief Public Defender, Acting Director of Human Services, and Chief Deputy Solicitor in Montgomery County prior to her election in 2009. 

Patricia McCullough – running without endorsement

Patricia McCullough received a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978 and from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1981. McCullough worked as a private practice lawyer from 1991 to 2004. In 2005, she was appointed judge of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. She also worked as the executive director of the Catholic Charities Diocese of Pittsburgh in 2006 and 2007 before returning to private practice. In 2009, McCullough was elected judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court (2)

Maria Battista – Endorsed by the PAGOP

Maria Battista is a former state committee member who served the Republican Party in her home county and has many years of experience in both the government and private sector. Maria served as Assistant District Attorney in Venango and Franklin counties and has also served as a hearing examiner for the Commonwealth. Maria graduated from Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law, J.D., the University of Pittsburgh with a Doctor of Education, Westminster College, with a Master of Education, and Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a double B.S. in Speech Communication and Theater and Elementary Education. Maria has spent 15+ successful years in the practice of law with various law firms and government and has extensive experience in compliance, procurement, regulatory, policy, and government affairs.

Harry Smail, Jr. – Endorsed by the PAGOP

Harry Smail Jr. is currently a judge of the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas. Harry is a graduate of Grove City College with a dual Degree in Business Administration and Political Science/Pre-law, and Duquesne University School of Law. Harry is the Owner and Managing Attorney of the Law Offices of Harry F. Smail, Jr., P.C., a full-service law practice which he founded in 1998. Harry has litigated over 3,200 cases in Family, Criminal, Civil and Federal Courts with over 1,500 family Court cases over the past 16 years. Harry was appointed by a federal court as a mediator, arbitrator, and early neutral evaluator. As a life-long conservative and strict Constitutionalist, Harry believes that our liberty is protected by the Bill of Rights as originally intended by the Founders of this country, not by political or social agendas.

Judge of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court (1)

Megan Martin – Endorsed by the PAGOP

Megan Martin was born and raised in Delaware County, PA and is a graduate of Widener University School of Law, J.D. and University of Delaware, B.A. Megan has served in all three branches of the state government for more than 30 years and was the first woman to serve as the Pennsylvania Senate’s Secretary-Parliamentarian. During her time at the Senate, she managed the legislative process with diligence and care for more than a decade, ensuring that the constitution, laws, and rules of the Senate were followed throughout the legislative process. Megan is highly regarded across the Commonwealth and the nation for her expertise in government law and process, and especially for the judicious and skillful way in which she carried out her important responsibilities at the Senate. Megan believes in a fair and impartial judiciary, the rule of law, and protecting constitutional rights and freedoms.

Joshua Prince – running without endorsement

Joshua Prince is the principal of the Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C. and an associate at Prince Law Offices in Berks County, P.C. Josh is a Cum Laude graduate of McGill University in Montreal and Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg. In 2016, Josh, seeing the need for a law firm devoted to the ardent protection of our civil liberties, founded the Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C.  Josh has represented more than 8,000 individual clients in the protection of their right to bear arms, without consideration for all the other constitutional matters that he has handled in his career. Josh was among the first in the Commonwealth to file a challenge to the disastrous COVID lockdowns, the draconian fines levied against establishments, and to contest the mask mandates in schools that have seriously harmed our children.

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