The campaign to elect Jules Mermelstein to the Pennsylvania Superior Court has successfully made the ballot for the November election. Mermelstein is running as a non-major party candidate hoping to bring “much-needed” nonpartisan integrity to a judicial system that he believes has been plagued by corruption. As a result of over 4,000 signatures to a statewide petition, the Jules for Judge campaign is proud to see Mermelstein listed amongst the four Democrats and four Republicans on the fall ballot.
Mermelstein has worked as an attorney, both a high school teacher and a college government professor. He never had an ethics complaint made against him during his five terms serving as a township official.
He recently appeared at a candidate press conference for the Annual National Meeting of the Green Party of the United States where he voiced his thoughts on what he sees as the injustices taking place in Pennsylvania politics. He believes these injustices are the reason people look towards third party candidates. A main issue he pinpointed was the people’s constitutional right to clean air and water.
“Pennsylvanians are lucky in that we have a constitutional right to a clean environment. Our state Supreme Court has repeatedly slapped administrations both Republican and Democrat down who have tried to cozy up to the fracking industry. This has not stopped that activity. We need judges throughout the system to recognize people’s right to a clean environment,” Mermelstein said.
Mermelstein and his campaign have been canvassing many regions of the state speaking on their agenda and future plans if elected. If interested, consult the campaign calendar detailing when Mermelstein will be appearing in different towns.