Superior Court Judge and Democratic PA Supreme Court nominee David Wecht won the endorsement of the state’s Fraternal Order of Police today.
“It is the privilege of the Fraternal Order of Police, The Pennsylvania State Lodge, representing more than 40,000 law enforcement officers throughout Pennsylvania, to present you our highest endorsement for your candidacy to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court,” stated Les Neri, President of the Fraternal Order of Police Pennsylvania State Lodge.
“As a member of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny County, you have proven your commitment to the citizens of our State,” Neri continued. “Additionally, your experience as a Trial Court Judge and most notably as Administrative Judge of the Family Court Division you revamped policy and implemented successful reforms to benefit all Pennsylvanians. Based on your background you have also proven your strong allegiance to the law enforcement community and we stand with great pride in support of you.”
“My campaign for Supreme Court, as with my time on the bench, has always been about fairness and justice for all. My vision is for a transparent Supreme Court that recognizes at its core the values of working families and understands what it means to put on a uniform to protect and serve our communities,” Judge Wecht responded. “I am honored by the endorsement of our statewide police officers for our campaign and view it as a reflection of my commitment to this vision.”
“As we move forward toward Election Day on Tuesday November 3rd, I pledge to work hard, every day, on the campaign trail to earn the right to bring long needed reform to the highest court in the state,” he concluded. “I am proud to have the support of those hard working Pennsylvanian police officers who protect our families every day.”
Wecht is running for three open seats on the commonwealth’s Supreme Court that will be filled by the Nov. 3rd general election.