Wojcik Takes Commonwealth Court Seat
After upsetting Todd Eagen in the Democratic primary, former Allegheny County Solicitor Michael Wojcik has won a position on the PA Commonwealth Court.
Wojcik overcame a large financial disadvantage to beat GOP challenger Paul Lalley, 52.81% – 47.19%, with 99.3% of precincts reporting. Lalley conceded the race around 10:30 p.m., according to Kate Giammarise of the Post-Gazette.
Wojcik served for over 12 years under former Allegheny Co. Chief Executive Dan Onorato, before launching a bid for the Superior Court in 2013. He dropped out after the State Democratic Committee endorsed Joe Waters for the election.
The Commonwealth Court serves as the appellate judiciary for all cases in which the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a party.
With this result, the Democrats have won all five statewide judicial contests.