(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett is turning to a suburban Philadelphia county judge to fill a vacancy on the state's midlevel appeals court.
The governor's office has announced he is nominating Delaware County Common Pleas Judge Patricia Jenkins to fill a spot on Superior Court created when Correale Stevens joined the Supreme Court.
“I am honored to nominate such an outstanding judge to the Superior Court,” Corbett said in a statement. “Jenkins’ extensive legal and judicial record gives me great confidence that she will continue to serve Pennsylvania with honor and distinction.”
Jenkins has spent two decades on the Delaware County bench, has been a lawyer in private practice and a county human services solicitor, and taught at Widener University and Villanova University.
“I thank Governor Corbett for his nomination and look forward, upon confirmation, to the opportunity to serve Pennsylvania as judge for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania,” Jenkins said.
She holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Albright College, a master's in tax law from Villanova and a law degree from Dickinson School of Law.
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