McCaffery, King Apparent Winners in Superior Court Race As Green-Hawkins Concedes

One week after voters cast their ballot, the winners of the Superior Court race appear to be solidified. 

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Dan McCaffery, a Democrat, and Chester County prosecutor Megan King, a Republican, will take the two open seats on the court after former Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green-Hawkins conceded on Wednesday. 

While McCaffery was the highest vote getter receiving 25.84% of the vote, King’s total, 25.41%, was within the half percent state mandated margin from Green-Hawkins’s 25.07%, according to unofficial results from the Department of State

Despite being within the margin of a recount, Green-Hawkins conceded and said that a recount “will not change the outcome,” and said her plan moving forward is to “continue to fight for working families and talk with Pennsylvanians about the need for qualified, compassionate judges on our courts.”

Cumberland County Court Judge Christylee Peck, a Republican, finished in fourth place with 23.67%. 

One term on the state Superior Court is 10 years.

Although Green-Hawkins conceded, essentially notching the victory for King and McCaffery, the Associated Press hasn’t called the race.

November 14th, 2019 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | No Comments