Candidate Profile
Paul Panepinto

Independent , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Paul Panepinto
Party
Independent
Race
Supreme Court Justice
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Judge Cheryl Allen

Reported by Candidate

1
Just obtained signatures to get on the ballot as Independent candidate and in the process of seeking endorsements .

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, National Education Association, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

Summary

63%

LIBERAL

37%

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)

judgepanepinto2015@gmail.com

Phone number for voters to reach you (for publication)

215-470-3876

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?

Scalia

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.

Private Practice - mostly Wills, Contract Law , Family and Estate work

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Mortals are inherently flawed;only God is flawless. Our Founders understood the corrupting influence of power over mortals,and its broad pervasiveness.Some men and women are inclined to ambition and to seek and grow their power through elected office, which of course works to the detriment of the governed. Knowing this,our Founders wisely instituted checks and balances,as well as separation of powers, as bulwarks of our constitutional republic.

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

Strongly Agree

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My wife and 2 children are Christian and all went to Catholic grade, high school and colleges.We attend Church services regularly. My spiritual views are concisely contained in the Apostles Creed; I believe in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit and the Resurrection and life everlasting. I firmly believe in Life and cherish and respect our nations history as being founded on Judeo-Christian values. God is the source of morality and,thus,law and Justice. Finally ,I extol the right to life and the wholesome family unit as essential for a healthy society.


Background

Education
  • Widener Univ Law Delaware, Wilmington, J.D., 1976
  • Villanova Univ, Villanova, M.A, 1979
  • Villanova Univ, Villanova, B.A., 1971
Work & Military
  • N/A
Affiliations
  • Sons of Italy Roxborough Lodge, President 2003-2007
  • National Campaign to Stop Violence, 1998- 2015 Pa & Phila State Chair
  • Cavaliere Society d'Italia of Phila, President 2012-16
  • Delco Family and Community Board, Board Member 2013-15
  • Filitalia International, Member and Volunteer
  • Knights of Columbus, Member Cora Marie Council
  • St Thomas More Alumni, Director & Board member
Offices
  • Judge Court Common Pleas, Held 1990-2015
  • Supreme Court, Sought 2007 &2009
  • Commonwealth Court, Sought 2011
 

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