AFSCME Council 13, which represents state, county and municipal employees throughout the commonwealth of Pennsylvania endorsed Dougherty’s candidacy.
“We believe he brings a level of fairness and depth of experience that would greatly benefit the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for years to come,” the union said of Dougherty.
“I was born and raised in a union household, therefore I know firsthand of the incredibly important role unions play in protecting our nation’s middle class and affording millions of men and women the opportunity to earn family-sustaining wages and fair benefits,” Judge Dougherty responded. “I am honored by AFSCME Council 13’s unanimous endorsement of my State Supreme Court candidacy and its more than 65,000 statewide members for their support.”
Dougherty is running for one of three open seats on the PA Supreme Court this November.