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Ceisler to Seek Seat on Commonwealth Court

ellen-ceislerJudge Ellen Ceisler announced today that she is running for a seat on Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court.

“I’m running because the Commonwealth Court profoundly impacts all citizens of this state on a wide range of important social, economic, and governmental issues” Judge Ceisler said.

“My background has uniquely prepared me to serve on this important Court,” she continued. “I regard a seat on the Commonwealth Court as the culmination of all the knowledge and skills that I have gained in government and law over the past thirty years. I believe I have the experience, integrity, independence, and passion to effectively serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.”

There are two seats up grabs on the Commonwealth Court this year. The current partisan composition of the Court is six Republicans and one Democrat. Ceisler is running in the Democratic Primary.

In 2007, Ceisler was elected to the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia.

Disclosure: Ellen Ceisler was formerly married to Larry Ceisler, one of the owners of PoliticsPA.

8 Responses

  1. Good judge who I lost to in a democratic primary 10 years ago. She won without Party endorsement and low ballot position. Looking at other comments, can she win by carrying philadelphia and Washington counties?

  2. Neither appointee is running. Candidates are already in interview process with their committees.

  3. Democrat, divorced from political consultant Larry Ceisler (originally from Washington county) quality judge.

  4. The composition of Commonwealth Court is 7-2 Republican when including the two appointed judges — Judge Joseph Cosgrove (D) and Judge Julia Hearthway (R). Both are reputed to be seeking election this year to retain their seats.

  5. The partisan makeup of the current court is 7-2. Judge Joe Cosgrove, a Democrat, has been serving on the court by appointment of Gov. Wolf since August. Please correct your story.

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