For Pa. Superior Court: Elect Alice Beck Dubow
Pennsylvanians should choose Democrat Alice Beck Dubow over Republican Emil Giordano to fill an open Superior Court seat. The 15-member court handles appeals of criminal cases and most appeals of civil cases from Pennsylvania's county courts.
Elected to Philadelphia Common Pleas Court in 2007, Judge Dubow has presided over family court cases, criminal trials and civil litigation. She also has 23 years of experience practicing law in private and public roles that span commercial, trial and appellate court litigation, five years as an assistant and deputy divisional city solicitor for Philadelphia, and seven years representing Drexel University. Drawing on expertise she developed along the way, she has written a book on corporate taxation in Pennsylvania and co-written another, for judges, about compiling research on childhood trauma.
(As an aside, her mother, Phyllis Dubow, was the first woman elected to Superior Court (in 1983); she left the bench a decade ago. Her father is renowned psychiatrist Aaron Beck.)
Judge Giordano has been a Northampton County Common Pleas judge since 2003, presiding over criminal, civil and family court matters and serving as administrative judge of the county's Orphans Court. He also has served as an assistant district attorney, assistant public defender, municipal solicitor and, in private practice, as a civil litigator and lead counsel.
But Alice Beck Dubow's broad experience makes her the better choice for Superior Court on Nov. 3.