For Superior Court: Elect Vic Stabile
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
One might think that it being the only statewide race in Tuesday's election, the Pennsylvania Superior Court contest between Democrat Jack McVay and Republican Vic Stabile would have garnered more attention. But with voter turnout expected to struggle to reach 20 percent, well, you get the picture.
Mr. McVay, 57, of Shadyside, has sat on the Common Pleas Court bench in Allegheny County since 2008. He made unsuccessful runs for Commonwealth Court in 1995 and 1997.
Mr. Stabile, 56, of Carlisle (in Cumberland County), a highly regarded lawyer, never has been a judge, though he has run for Superior Court before, in 2011.
The winner will join the 15-member court that hears, primarily, appeals of Common Pleas decisions.
While much has been made in some circles of Stabile's lack of judicial experience, it's quite misleading. Stabile gained valuable experience at the appellate level, in which he now seeks to serve, not only as a Commonwealth Court clerk between 1982 and 1984 but as an experienced litigator before the appellate courts.
We like that kind of resume in this race. And Vic Stabile is the kind of experienced legal scholar needed on the Superior Court. He is most worthy of your vote.
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