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Green-Hawkins Joins Race for Superior Court

Amanda Green-Hawkins, a lawyer and former Allegheny County Councilwoman, announced her intentions for the State Superior Court in the Democratic primary.

“Early in my legal career, after clerking for a Superior Court judge, I had a choice- go to work with a private firm and make lots of money or fight for working families, the underprivileged and civil rights- I chose fighting for working families and civil rights,” Green-Hawkins said in a statement. “My passion for the law and public service are powering my drive for this important statewide seat.”

Green-Hawkins served two terms on the Allegheny County Council, plus was one of the 19 superdelegates from Pennsylvania in 2016 and served as a DNC committeewoman during the Obama administration. Her campaign release also added that she provides volunteer services to the Women’s Law Project, New Voices PA, and serves as an election protection advisor in Allegheny County.

Green-Hawkins has received the endorsements of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats, Lancaster County Democratic Committee and the United Steelworkers thus far in the campaign. 

Her campaign chaired by Leo Gerard, the International President of USW, co-chaired by Fred Redmond, International VP (Human Affairs) of USW. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is serving as the finance chair for her campaign.  

Green-Hawkins is one of four Democrats to fill petitions for the state Superior Court. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Dan McCaffrey, brother of former state Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery, Ryan James, a criminal trial and appellate lawyer from Allegheny County, and Beth Tarasi, an attorney from Allegheny County are also running in the Democratic primary.

The state Democratic party will endorse two candidates next weekend at the party’s winter meeting.

The Pennsylvania Republican Party endorsed Cumberland County Judge Christylee Peck and prosecutor Megan King for Superior Court at their winter meeting. Former Montour County District Attorney Rebecca Warren is also seeking the GOP nomination, although she did not receive the party endorsement.

All seven candidates are fighting for the two open Superior Court seats.

One term on the Pennsylvania Superior Court is 10 years.

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