Candidates file early for 3 open seats on state high court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The field of candidates for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court continues to grow on the last day they can get their names on the May 19 primary ballot.

Ten candidates had submitted their papers to state elections officials by Tuesday morning, only hours before the deadline.

Republicans who have filed are Superior Court judges Cheryl Allen and Judy Olson, Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey, Adams County Judge Michael George and Montour County District Attorney Rebecca Warren.

The Democrats are state Superior Court judges Christine Donohue, Anne Lazarus and David Wecht, Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougherty and Allegheny County Judge Dwayne Woodruff.

To qualify, each candidate had to gather at least 1,000 voters’ signatures, including at least 100 from each of at least five counties.

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