Allegheny County Bar Association Members Vote “Yes” for Retention for Seven Allegheny County Judges

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – October 03, 2011. Officers of the Allegheny County Bar Association announced today that its membership has voted “yes” to retain seven Allegheny County judges running for retention in the November 8, 2011 election. The bar association also announced that the judges have agreed not to campaign which could have impacted their time on the bench serving the people of Allegheny County. The bar association will, instead, help publicize why it is important for voters to retain these seven judges. The association has created a website,, which lists information on all seven judges.

The bar association members have recommended the following judges for retention:

Pennsylvania Superior Court

Honorable John T. Bender
Honorable Mary Jane Bowes

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas

Honorable David R. Cashman
Honorable Guido A. DeAngelis
Honorable Michael A. Della Vecchia
Honorable Kathleen A. Durkin
Honorable Randy Todd

According to Gary P. Hunt, Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association Judicial Excellence Committee, “Our members have voted ‘yes’ for retention for these seven judges, because our members understand the importance of having experienced judges on the bench. These judges continue serving the residents of Allegheny County fairly and impartially as they have during the past decade or longer. We are proud to help educate the public about the importance of voting ‘yes’ for retention for these fine and honorable jurists.”

The ACBA Judicial Excellence Committee is the political action committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association.


Gary P. Hunt
ACBA Judicial Excellence Committee

Tom Loftus
Director of Marketing and Media Relations
Allegheny County Bar Association
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