Candidate Profile
Judy Olson

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Judy Olson
Party
Republican
Race
Supreme Court Justice
Incumbent
No
Links
   

Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Others

1
Action of PA, Fraternal Order of Police, Life PAC - Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation, Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, Republican State Committee

Reported by Candidate

1
Pro-Life Federation of Pennsylvania Faternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 1 Pennsylvania State Troopers Association Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC) LifePAC Associated Builders & Contractors PA

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
10
Associated Builders and Contractors, Build PA PAC, Coalition for People's Property, Family PAC, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Pennsylvania Future Fund and 4 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Committee For A Better Tomorrow

Summary

9%

LIBERAL

91%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

E-mail address for voters to reach you (for publication)

judgejudy@electjudgejudy.com

Phone number for voters to reach you (for publication)

412-996-3578

If you are currently a judge, were you appointed or elected to that position?

Elected

There are times when American judges should alter U.S. case law in order to comply with foreign case law.

Strongly Disagree

Which current Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court best reflects your judicial philosophy?

Alito

Which of the following U.S. presidents best reflects your political philosophy?

Reagan

In which partisan primary election did you most recently vote (e.g. Democratic, Republican, etc.)?

Republican

If you have ever been a licensed attorney, what is or was the nature of your practice? (e.g., prosecutor, public defender, private practice, etc.) If in private practice, please specify the general area of practice such as criminal defense, family, contracts, property, environmental, etc.

Before becoming a judge, I was in private practice for over 27 years as a commercial trial lawyer.

The U.S. Constitution is a living document that should be re-interpreted rather than adhering to the original intent.

Strongly Disagree

Our state Constitution permits the display of the Ten Commandments in courtrooms.

No Answer

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The separation of powers is the corner stone of our nation's government and must be carefully protected. Our Founding Fathers were brilliant and they recognized that no one branch of government should have more power than the other branches as it could lead to an abuse of such powers. "Checks and balances" and strict adherence to the Constitution are the ways that our nation protects against efforts by certain people to take, abuse and misuse the authority entrusted to them.

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Agree

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My belief system is rooted in a strong faith in God and a love of family. I was raised by two loving parents who instilled in me a deep faith and a knowledge that family, integrity, honesty, hard work, charity and respect must serve as my personal guideposts. As a wife for over 33 years and a mother of two children, I know that my God and my family are my lifelines.


Background

Education
  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, J.D., 1982
  • St. Francis University, Loretto, PA, B.A., 1979
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • St. Francis University, Current Member of Board of Trustees
  • Diocese of Pittsburgh, Past Member of Bishop's Pastoral Council
  • Sts. Johnn and Paul Catholic Church, Past President of Pastoral Council
  • American Heart Association -- National, Past Member of Board of Directors
  • American Heart Association -- Allegheny Division, Past President of Board of Directors
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Past Member of Ethics Committee
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Past Member of Board of Governors
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow
Offices
  • Judge of Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Held 2010-Present
 

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