DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Elections for the Offices of Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and Judge of the Philadelphia Municipal Court; Revised Notice
[51 Pa.B. 5798]
[Saturday, September 4, 2021]
The Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth (Acting Secretary) previously received, and published notice thereof in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, written notice of three revocations of declarations of candidacy for retention for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, and written notice of one revocation of declaration of candidacy for retention for the Philadelphia Municipal Court. These notices were published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin as follows:
Judge's Name Court Pa. Bulletin Citation Gerald A. Kosinski Municipal 51 Pa.B. 3948 (July 17, 2021) Robert J. Rebstock Common Pleas 51 Pa.B. 4034 (July 24, 2021) Gary S. Glazer Common Pleas 51 Pa.B. 5320 (August 21, 2021) James Murray Lynn Common Pleas 51 Pa.B. 5499 (August 28, 2021)
The previously published notices are being revised to include the Working Families Party—under it being a certified minor political party within Philadelphia County—as being permitted to file nomination certificates for the vacancies created by the aforementioned revocations of declarations of candidacy for retention. In all other respects the notices remain unchanged. Accordingly, the Acting Secretary revises her previous notices as follows:
In the Municipal Election to be held on November 2, 2021, the electors of Philadelphia County will now elect 11 Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and 4 Judges of the Philadelphia Municipal Court. Each elector will be entitled to vote for up to 11 candidates for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and up to 4 candidates for Philadelphia Municipal Court, with the 11 candidates receiving the largest number of valid votes for the Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County, and the 4 candidates receiving the largest number of votes for Philadelphia Municipal Court, being elected.
By law, each of the certified Statewide political parties of the Commonwealth—the Democratic Party, the Repub-lican Party, the Libertarian Party and the Green Party—and each of the certified minor political parties in Philadelphia County—the Working Families Party—will be permitted to nominate three additional candidates for Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and one additional candidate for Philadelphia Municipal Court by submitting to the Acting Secretary, no later than September 13, 2021, a nomination certificate in the form prescribed by law and prepared in accordance with the applicable rules of the political party. See 25 P.S. §§ 2938.3, 2953 and 2954. Political bodies will be permitted to nominate three additional candidates for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, and one candidate for Philadelphia Municipal Court, by filing with the Acting Secretary, no later than September 13, 2021, nomination papers prepared and submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Election Code (25 P.S. §§ 2600—3591).
Additional information is available on the Department of State's publicly accessible web site at www.dos.pa.gov.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-1491. Filed for public inspection 2314-58, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]
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