“We support the candidates who support small business.”
HARRISBURG, Oct. 3, 2019 – NFIB, the nation’s leading small business association, today announced its endorsements in the upcoming election to fill two vacancies on the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Those endorsements come from the NFIB Pennsylvania PAC.
“Over a million small businesses employ about half of the state’s working population, making them a driving force for the Pennsylvania economy, said Gordon Denlinger, state director of NFIB in PA. “Our members believe it is vital to support judicial candidates who will interpret our laws even-handedly and give small business owners a fair hearing.”
NFIB endorsed Judge Christylee Peck. Judge Peck serves as a judge on the Court of Common Pleas in Cumberland County. At the beginning of her legal career, Peck served in private practice handling business transactions and civil litigation. She later became an assistant district attorney in Lancaster County, and then a senior district attorney in Cumberland County, where she prosecuted cases involving violent crimes. Her experience as a prosecutor and judge have given her extensive experience in many areas of the law. Peck is also a member of the PA Supreme Court Commission on Judicial Independence.
“Judge Peck is a highly respected Judge who currently serves the citizens of Cumberland County. We are confident that she will continue to be knowledgeable and fair when it comes to a statewide court and issues impacting small businesses,” said Denlinger.
For the second vacancy, NFIB endorsed Megan McCarthy King, who currently serves as a deputy district attorney in Chester County. She has extensive criminal trial experience and served as a supervisor in many units within that office. She was named the Pennsylvania Blue Ribbon Champion for Children in recognition of her work on behalf of child victims. Earlier in her career, she served in the Lancaster County District attorney’s office for six years and clerked at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
“We believe that Megan McCarthy King will be fair, impartial, and not swayed by public opinion,” said Denlinger. “She has made clear that the law and the Constitution serve as her guide when making decisions from the bench.”
The endorsements were based on the recommendations of NFIB’s PA PAC Board made up of small business owners. Information on the candidates comes from their responses to NFIB’s judicial questionnaire, interviews, and a statewide NFIB member poll.
NFIB has 12,500 small business members in Pennsylvania representing a cross-section of the state’s economy. Small-business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members, and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB will encourage its members to help turn out the small-business vote for the candidates in November.