Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Polling places across Pennsylvania are reporting light turnout for today's Pennsylvania Primary. The polls will remain open till 8 p.m. Voters are choosing nominees for mayor, city and county councils, school board members and local judges. The only statewide races are for nominees for 1 seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 3 openings on Superior Court and 2 on Commonwealth Court. The hottest of the appellate court races is a 3-way battle for the Republican nomination for Supreme Court. The candidates are Superior Court Judges Joan Orie Melvin and Cheryl Allen, both from Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Paul Panepinto. The winner will face Superior Court Judge Jack Panella, who is unopposed for the Democratic nomination, in the November General Election.