PSEA Backs Wecht for PA Supreme Court

judgewechtJudge David Wecht’s campaign for the PA Supreme Court has picked up another big endorsement as the Pennsylvania State Education Association threw its support behind him.

Perhaps most importantly, the PSEA’s Political Action Committee for Education (PACE) will also use its financial weight to help the current Superior Court judge, PSEA President Michael J. Crossey announced today.

“PSEA members believe Judge Wecht’s service on Pennsylvania Superior Court, and as a trial judge on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, presiding in the civil and family divisions, gives him an excellent background to distinguish him as a great addition to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court,” Crossey said.

“I am thrilled and honored to receive the endorsement of PSEA,” Wecht said in thanks. “My wife, Valerie, is a retired member of PSEA and, as an educator myself, I recognize the importance of PSEA’s advocacy. If elected, I will ensure that the educational provisions of the Pennsylvania Constitution are upheld, and that our Commonwealth’s laws protecting collective bargaining rights, pensions, and the right to organize are true guarantees.”

Wecht was the top vote-getter in the May primary after receiving former Gov. Ed Rendell’s endorsement. The PSEA has also endorsed Judge Kevin Dougherty for one of the three open seats on the PA Supreme Court to be decided in November.

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