Judge Ellen Ceisler leads the candidates in cash on hand (COH) with $108,263.49. Todd Eagen is in second with $32,725.14 COH, and Judge Joe Cosgrove rounds out the top three with $12,454.74 COH. State Representative Bryan Barbin has $4,280.57 COH, Timothy Barry has $1,899.51 COH, and Irene McLaughlin Clark has $0.00 COH.
Eagen was the top fundraiser of the quarter raising $59,295 in the quarter. Cosgrove came in second raising $47,800, and Ceisler came in third raising $23,310. Barry came in third with $11,225 raised, fourth was Barbin with $5,50 raised, and Clark was last with $0.00 raised.
Eagen was the only candidate endorsed by the Democratic State Party. Being able to fundraise effectively in judicial elections will help the candidates who do get their name out to the public leading up to the primary, especially in races with low name recognition.
The candidates are running for the nomination to fill two open seats on the Commonwealth Court.