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May primaries for Pa. Supreme Court to be uncontested

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 8, 2017 11:48 AM
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FILE PHOTO: People walk by the Pennsylvania Judicial Center at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Harrisburg) -- The May party primary elections for an open seat on Pennsylvania's highest court will be uncontested.

Democrat Dwayne Woodruff and Republican Sallie Mundy each filed by last night's deadline to run in the May 16 primary.

The 60-year-old Woodruff is a former NFL player with the Pittsburgh Steelers and an Allegheny County judge.

He ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic Party primary in 2015 for state Supreme Court. Woodruff has been a judge since 2005.

The 54-year-old Mundy, of Tioga, is filling a temporary opening on the Supreme Court after serving more than six years on the appellate-level Superior Court.

Both Woodruff and Mundy received a recommended rating from the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Judicial Evaluation Commission the last time they ran for judicial office.

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