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PA Unions Looking to Buy Supreme Court Seats

PA Unions Want To Own the Supreme Court

Just follow the money.  PA Unions Looking to Buy Supreme Court Seats . This graphic shows the desperation and lfting strength of the PA unions in politics.  They have an inordinate pile of money to purchase the seats they think most important.  They are well on track to accomplishing this in the PA Supreme Court races if you do not study the candidates.  Might make more sense to pick from the candidates with the least money in this case.  This is from this story at Politics PA.

If this is how we are going to handle judicial races, it is time we make them run every four years.



[hide]Pre-primary campaign finance[18]
Candidate Party Cash on hand ($) Highest contribution ($) Contributor(s)
Kevin M. Dougherty Electiondot.pngDemocratic 584,666.22 100,000 Local Union #98 I.B.E.W. Committee On Political Education
David N. Wecht Electiondot.pngDemocratic 546,220.24 25,000 Daniel Berger, Attorney
Michael A. George Ends.pngRepublican 508,459.63 500,000 Gary Lowenthal, Founder, Boyds Bears
John H. Foradora Electiondot.pngDemocratic 391,074.05 100,000 John H. Foradora
Anne Lazarus Electiondot.pngDemocratic 262,093.08 75,000 Anne Lazarus
Christine Donohue Electiondot.pngDemocratic 184,727.00 5,000 Commonwealth Heritage PAC, I.B.E.W. Local 5, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel and 13 individual donors
Anne Covey Ends.pngRepublican 56,540.38 25,000 PA Future Fund
Correale Stevens Ends.pngRepublican 44,101.58 5,000 Pennsylvania Society of Physicians Assistants, Gillespie, Miscavige, Ferdinand & Baranko LLC and four individual donors
Dwayne D. Woodruff Electiondot.pngDemocratic 29,514.80 5,000 Arthur J. Rooney II, President, Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club
Cheryl Lynn Allen Ends.pngRepublican 17,135.00 10,000 Eldora Ellison, Retired
Judith Olson Ends.pngRepublican 842.06 1,000 Carl G. Grefenstette, Director, Hillman Foundation
Rebecca L. Warren Ends.pngRepublican -2,668.35 5,000 Rebecca L. Warren

Full List of Candidates On May 19 Ballot – York 912 Patriots

Join us for a candidate forum and meet and greet:


Date(s) – 04/02/15
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

York Holiday Inn Conference Center


Also, announcing the kickoff fo our 2015 Patriot Raffle.  Tickets are available now, here on the website, and at the meeting on Thursday night.  For full details click the button below:

2015 Patriot Raffle


This is a spreadsheet with the full list of candidates on the May 19 ballot challenging for nominations.  There is a challenge to the petitions presented by Steve Chronister in process in the courts.  Watch for updates on that ongoing process.  If you scroll to the bottom of the list to the gray toolbar below the blue bar, you can download it; or display it in full screen mode by clicking the icon on the far right side of the gray bar.  Please note we will be having candidate forums on April 2nd and May

Link to April 2nd Candidate Forum Event

Link to May 7th Candidate Forum Event

Join us and get to know the candidates that seek govern you in the next few years..


Monthly Meeting: Candidate Forum: April 24th, 2014 – York 912 Patriots


Candidate Forum: April 24th, 2014

The York 912 Patriots held a candidates forum on April 24th, 2014 to ask questions of the 2014 Primary Election candidates.  WSBA’s Gary Sutton moderated the forum.  See straw poll results at bottom.  The following candidates were in attendance:

93rd House District

  • Kristin Phillips-Hill (opening remarks only)
  • Ernie Merisotis

94th House District

  • Kelly Henshaw

169th House District

  • Kate Klunk (opening remarks only)
  • Marc Woerner

196th House District

  • Elizabeth Roberts

28th Senate District

  •  Scott Wagner

All other challengers in those races were asked to participate but declined.  Those candidates are Rep. Stan Saylor, Gene Montanarelli, Leroy Wentz, Rep. Seth Grove, and Zachary Hearn.

130 were in attendance.

Our Next Meeting:

Our next meeting will be held sometime in August or September to start preparation for the General Election.  This will give members and candidates time to focus on this Primary Election, and to provide a much needed break to the leadership of the York 912 Patrtiots.  But that doesn’t mean we should stop thinking of how to better serve the group and the community throughout the year.  Please contact us with any ideas you may have.

Straw Poll Results:

2014 Republican Primary Candidates Straw Poll Results

93rd House District

115     Ernie Merisotis

5          Kristin Phillips-Hill

94th House District

1            Rep. Stan Saylor, (Incumbent)

116     Kelly Henshaw

169th House District

11        Kate Klunk

2          Gene H Montanarelli

109     Marc Woerner

0          Leroy E Wentz

196th House District

0             Rep. Seth Grove, (Incumbent)

114     Elizabeth Roberts

28th Senate District

1          Zachary A R Hearn

124     Scott Wagner


54        Robert Guzzardi

47       Tom Corbett, (Incumbent)



The following is the recorded meeting for March:

Monthly Meeting: February 27th, 2014 – York 912 Patriots

Monthly Meeting: February 27th, 2014


The York 912 Patriots held the February 2014 monthly meeting with host Marc Scaringi of The Liberty Preservation Act.  Marc discussed “An act of non-compliance with federal laws”.  Conservative candidates were also on hand to answer your questions and to provide their vision.  About 130 attended.

Ed Mundorf announced his new role as President of the York 912 Patriots and Beth Roberts honored outgoing President Scott Burkholder and his wife Lee Ann.  Scott may have stepped down from this role, but he will still be active behind the scenes as an active member. Also, several conservative candidates had there circulating petitions for the upcoming Primary election, and they spoke about their campaign and why they are running for office.  The following are those candidates:

March 2014 Meeting:

On March 27th, 2014, the York 912 Patriots will hold a meeting to discuss “Issues 2014 Elections: Union Reform, Property Tax Elimination, Convention of States.”

The following is the recorded meeting for February:


York 912 Patriots