Wednesday, January 11, 2017

He Will NOT Legislate From The Bench!

Judge David Barton released the following statement announcing his campaign for a seat on the Pennsylvania Superior Court in 2017:

“I am excited to officially launch my campaign for Superior Court,” Barton said. “It is critical that Pennsylvanians elect experienced and qualified jurists to the Superior Court who understand all levels of our judicial system, and know civil as well as criminal law.”

“Pennsylvania voters can count on me to interpret the Constitution and laws as written and not legislate from the bench. Additionally, as a member of the Court of Judicial Discipline, I know firsthand how important it is for judges to maintain the highest ethical standards. This strengthens the public’s trust in our judicial system. I am committed to continuing my work to make our judicial system honest, fair, and efficient.”

Barton has served as a magisterial district judge in Allegheny County for 20 years. He has chaired and co-chaired a number of statewide committees of the Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as solicitor for the Association’s District 6 (Allegheny County), and as statewide liaison to the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Judge Barton was appointed to the Court of Judicial Discipline in 2015 by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. This is a constitutional trial court that hears and decides charges brought against Justices, Judges, and Magisterial District Judges across Pennsylvania.

As a private civil lawyer, David Barton has represented large and small businesses and non-profit corporations throughout Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Duquesne University’s School of Law. He previously served 11 years as a Councilman in Whitehall Borough.

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