To The Citizens of Allegheny County
I promise to decide cases fairly and impartially, free from political influence, intimidation or bias.
To ensure that both sides to any dispute get a fair opportunity and that justice is meted out based on rule of law, guided by a devotion to humanity and nothing more.
To constantly strive for positive contribution to an increased confidence in our judiciary.
To be proactive in addressing the issues negatively impacting our communities.
To lead a change in philosophy and culture regarding how justice is administered.
To be thoughtful.
To hold those deserving accountable.
To be accountable to those I serve.
To be an example for my two daughters, that they can accomplish anything through hard work and caring about people.
To honor my family who has sacrificed greatly to allow me this opportunity.
To work with a singular professional focus of making our community a better place for all.
I am proud of this application, as it is a culmination of a 20-year career and a lifetime of caring for people.
The Judges in the Criminal Division have done a good job at identifying some of the underlying causes of criminal behavior. However, I believe we have failed to address the lack of opportunity and a lack of a social infrastructure as significant contributing causes of criminal behavior.
A Campaign Run on Heart
“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.”-Albert Einstein