BREAKING: Pileggi Not Running for State Supreme Court
After losing his spot as Majority Leader, Sen. Pileggi faced a career crossroads.
A big rumor out of PA Society weekend was that the Senator would run for one of the open State Supreme Court seats. Now, in an apparent attempt to squash that buzz, Pileggi made clear he won’t run next year.
“Over the past few weeks, many people have asked me to consider running for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania,” Sen. Pileggi wrote on his Facebook page. “While I’m honored by the support and encouragement, I will not be a candidate for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 2015.”
“I look forward to continuing my service in the Senate to address the significant issues facing our Commonwealth, and will continue to fight for government transparency, meaningful pension reform, and a fair basic education funding formula.”
The terms of Chief Justice Ron Castille and Correale Stevens are up in 2015, which along with Justice McCaffery’s resignation, creates three vacancies.