Letter to the editor: Pro-life candidates succeed
After the election I was scared to find out how the candidates we identified on the LifePAC flyer as pro-life had done. I knew that only one of two Superior Court candidates won and that Allegheny County did poorly, and even my township conservatives did poorly. But my initial fears were unfounded for the counties we cover in Southwest Pennsylvania.
Megan McCarthy-King came in first and Christylee Peck second in 11 out of the 12 counties we cover. Allegheny County was the only one where the pro-life Superior Court candidates lost. When it came to Common Pleas Court, four of the six candidates we listed as pro-life won.
The most amazing results were the county commissioner races. Twenty of the 23 candidates we listed won. Two that lost were in the only two counties (Armstrong and Washington) where we listed all four candidates, and only three could win. The only loss we listed was in Beaver County, and we heard unofficially that the candidates who won there were pro-life but they chose not to respond to our questionnaire.
It would appear that at least in Southwest Pennsylvania, learning that a candidate is pro-life is a positive thing. There are lots of things to consider when choosing whom to vote for as a judge or any public servant. For me, I learn a lot about the character of a candidate if they are concerned about the life of the most vulnerable members of our society, the unborn.