Pileggi to run for Common Pleas

State Sen. Dominic Pileggi, who represents the 9th Senatorial District, which includes portions of Delaware and Chester Counties, announced his candidacy to fill a vacancy on the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. Pileggi has served in the Pennsylvania Senate for 12 years, including 8 years as Majority Leader.

"I’m proud of my accomplishments representing the residents of the 9th District, but as an attorney I’ve always had a strong interest in how our legal system is administered and a great respect for the Delaware County bench," Pileggi said in a press release. "As a senator, I take a very deliberative approach on public policy matters and would do the same as a judge, considering all sides of an issue to reach a fair result.

During his tenure in the, Pileggi championed efforts to improve openness and accountability in government by authoring an overhaul of the Open Records Law, strengthening the Sunshine Law, and creating an online database of state spending.

Following judicial corruption scandals in Pennsylvania, Pileggi led the effort to abolish the Philadelphia Traffic Court and pass juvenile justice reforms following the “Kids for Cash” scandal in Luzerne County. He has also led the effort to modernize Pennsylvania’s DNA laws to enable investigators to better use the information to fight crime and exonerate innocent individuals.

Prior to his service in the State Senate, Pileggi served as mayor of Chester.

He indicated that if his campaign for Common Pleas is successful, he would need to resign his position as state senator prior to his swearing-in.

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