One Pittsburgh Democrat is out and another is in for a Pa. Superior Court run. Attorney Michael Wojcik ended his bid Wednesday and Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jack McVay has thrown his hat in the ring.
Wojcik lost the Pa. Democratic party endorsement vote to Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Joe Waters two weeks ago.
McVay, 57, ran for Commonwealth Court in 1997 but was not successful. His brother-in-law is Stephen Zappala, the Allegheny County District Attorney.
With Wojcik out, western Pa. Democrats see an opportunity for a local son in a race with an east-west dynamic.
The Republicans endorsed Cumberland County attorney Vic Stabile for the spot; he faces Allegheny Magisterial Court Judge Ron Wyda.