Superior Court Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen Seeks Spot on PA Supreme Court

Cheryl-Lynn-AllenAnother candidate has announced their intention to vye for a seat on the PA Supreme Court.

Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen, a Pittsburgh native and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law served Allegheny County as an appointed judge to the Court of Common Pleas from 1990 to 2007.

Elected to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania thereafter, Allen is confident that her “diverse experiences equip me well to bring a combination of wisdom, integrity, and informed judgment to our state’s highest court.”

She also referenced her time as a Juvenile Court judge and the impact it had on her.

“I also believe that my deep personal involvement with the children and families who came before me in Juvenile Court has helped me to hone the compassion and sensitivity that will enable me to serve with dignity and effectiveness on the high court,” Allen said.

In addition to her accomplishments on the court, Judge Allen serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Waynesburg University and was recognized as an Alumni Fellow in 2013 by Penn State, her undergraduate alma mater.

December 8th, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 8 Comments

8 thoughts on “Superior Court Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen Seeks Spot on PA Supreme Court”

  1. Lee Ann says:

    While it is true that Cheryl Lynn Allen is 67 years old, and, if elected, will only be able to serve for two years, and will reach mandatory retirement at the end of 2017. However — because she would age out in an odd-numbered year, an election would occur that same year to fill the 2018 vacancy. No appointment would be available for Governor Wolf. There will be NO interim. There will be NO appointment.

  2. JS says:

    How about Kevin Brobson?

  3. Jack Malloy says:

    not voting for any PSU alumni.

  4. Larry says:

    Mike, Wolf would appoint someone who would only serve until the next election.

  5. DELCO Observer says:

    I don’t think Judge Allen can win statewide in 2015, but her age should not be a disqualifying factor…there is a potential amendment to the PA Constitution that would up the retirement age to 75. while it would not give her or Stevens a full ten years, it would tack on five.

  6. Sarah J. says:

    Great points Mike and I agree with you. The Republicans better be careful who they support. Although Allen is a decent candidate I don’t think she has any legitimate shot, even if the GOP backs her. I can’t see her getting out of the Primary. Plus, her age is a huge factor.

  7. Mike says:

    Another person running who can not fulfill their full term! If she wins a seat, she will only be able to serve two years before she has to retire. Stevens is another one. If the Republican Party endorses either of these two candidates, they are cutting their own throat because Wolf will appoint a Democrat!! These people running in their late 60’s are just being selfish, in my opinion. The Republican Party better recognize and do the right thing, vote for people that are going to be there for more than 2 years!!!

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