Pennsylvania state elections, 2015

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Pennsylvania held statewide elections on November 3, 2015, to fill judicial positions (including three seats on the Supreme Court), fill a vacancy in the Pennsylvania State Senate, allow judicial retention votes, and fill numerous county, local and municipal offices. The necessary primary elections were held on May 19, 2015.

Justice of the Supreme Court

There were three vacancies to fill on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, created by the departures of Joan Orie Melvin in 2013, Seamus McCaffery in 2014 and Ronald D. Castille in 2014.

Primary

Justice of the Supreme Court, 2015: Democratic primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Wecht 379,819 22.02
Democratic Kevin Dougherty 368,629 21.37
Democratic Christine Donohue 368,247 21.35
Democratic Anne Lazarus 289,726 16.79
Democratic Dwayne Woodruff 200,193 11.60
Democratic John H. Foradora 118,561 6.87
Justice of the Supreme Court, 2015: Republican primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Judith Olson 303,735 22.00
Republican Michael George 302,778 21.93
Republican Anne Covey 285,007 20.64
Republican Cheryl Allen 183,273 13.27
Republican Rebecca L. Warren 159,450 11.55
Republican Correale Stevens (inc.) 146,528 10.61

General election

Justice of the Supreme Court, 2015[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kevin Dougherty 1,084,008 18.52
Democratic David Wecht 1,074,268 18.36
Democratic Christine Donohue 1,062,853 18.16
Republican Judith Olson 889,978 15.21
Republican Michael George 798,436 13.64
Republican Anne Covey 797,545 13.63
Independent Judicial Alliance Paul Panepinto 144,854 2.48

Judge of the Superior Court

There was one vacancy to fill on the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Primary

Judge of the Superior Court, 2015: Democratic primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alice Dubow 389,282 58.75
Democratic Robert J. Colville 273,346 41.25
Judge of the Superior Court, 2015: Republican primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Emil Giordano 464,178 100.00

General election

Judge of the Superior Court, 2015[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alice Dubow 1,051,888 53.14
Republican Emil Giordano 927,629 46.86

Judge of the Commonwealth Court

There was one vacancy to fill on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.

Primary

Judge of the Superior Court, 2015: Democratic primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Wojcik 331,601 53.35
Democratic Richardson Todd Eagan 290,008 46.65
Judge of the Superior Court, 2015: Republican primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Lalley 475,657 100.00

General election

Judge of the Commonwealth Court, 2015[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Wojcik 1,051,888 53.14
Democratic Paul Lalley 941,080 47.18

State Senator, 37th district (special)

There was one vacancy to fill in the Pennsylvania State Senate, in the 37th district, created by the resignation of Matthew H. Smith.

Senator in the General Assembly, district 37, 2015 (special)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Guy Reschenthaler 30,518 55.12
Democratic Heather Arnet 24,845 44.88

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2015 Municipal Primary". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "2015 Municipal Election". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  3. ^ "2015 General Election Results". Allegheny County Elections Division. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  4. ^ "2015 General Election". Washington County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
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