Ex-Chief Justice Zappala Endorses Dougherty for Supreme Court (VIDEO)

In his attempt to convince voters to elect him to Pennsylvania’s highest court, Dougherty has enlisted a former leader of that body, retired Chief Justice Stephen Zappala Sr.

The former Chief Justice is not only supporting Dougherty, though, but also cutting a TV ad for him.

“I have the utmost respect for Chief Justice Zappala,” Dougherty responded. “His unprecedented endorsement and willingness to appear in a campaign commercial means the world to me. I’m honored and humbled by the Chief’s support.”

“This is the first time I have publicly endorsed anybody,” Zappala states at the beginning of the thirty-second spot entitled “Chief”.

Zappala goes on to praise Dougherty’s judicial experience and character.

“The Supreme Court needs a gentleman like Kevin Dougherty,” the former Chief Justice concludes.

Dougherty, who serves on Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas, is a Democratic nominee running for one of three open seats on the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court.

9 Responses

  1. What a joke! Wonder how much Dougherty paid him. I heard Dougherty is in trouble in this race….a little birdie told me. He he he.

  2. This development is BIG for Dougherty in the west – where he’s not as well known. Chief Justice Zappala remains an almost mythical figure in Allegheny County.

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