State Rep. Justin Walsh announces candidacy for Westmoreland County judge |

State Rep. Justin Walsh announces candidacy for Westmoreland County judge

Patrick Varine
Tribune-Review file
Republican state Rep. Justin Walsh is running for judge in the Court of Common Pleas in Westmoreland County.

State Rep. Justin Walsh this week announced his candidacy for judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Westmoreland County.

Walsh, R-Rostraver, touted 22 years of experience as an attorney, legislator and small businessman. He pledged to continue his work protecting local families and their Constitutional rights as judge.

“Recent events in Washington, D.C., and right here in Pennsylvania convinced me that, now more than ever, we must have strong conservative judges on the bench,” Walsh said. “The decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to judicially gerrymander the 2018 Congressional districts drove me to run for judge after long discussions with my wife and family.”

Walsh has lived in the region his entire life, and has been a Westmoreland County resident for 21 years.

He was a 1990 graduate of Yough High School before graduating summa cum laude from Saint Francis University. Walsh earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1997 and is a member of the Westmoreland County and Washington county bar associations.

Walsh currently practices in Greensburg.

“People who know me know I will be a tough, fair judge who will interpret and apply the law, but never legislate from the bench,” Walsh said.

There are two vacancies among the county’s 11 judge seats, both due to retirements. Walsh makes the fourth candidate to announce their candidacy.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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