The Nov. 8 general election brought significant changes to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, despite the fact that it will not be until 2012 when all of the House seats are up and half of the Senate. Six current legislators have been elected to various local offices:

  • Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-Montgomery) to Montgomery County Commissioner
  • Rep. Chelsa Wagner (D-Allegheny) to Allegheny County Controller
  • Rep. Doug Reichley (R-Lehigh) to the Court of Common Pleas
  • Rep. Dennis O’Brien (R-Philadelphia) to Philadelphia City Council
  • Rep. Kenyatta Johnson (D-Philadelphia) to Philadelphia City Council
  • Rep. Jewell Williams (D-Philadelphia) to Philadelphia Sheriff

IJudge David Wechtn the statewide judicial races, APSCUF-endorsed candidate Judge David Wecht was successful in his bid for the Pennsylvania Superior Court against GOP attorney Vic Stabile. APSCUF-endorsed candidate Kathryn Boockvar lost her bid to the Commonwealth Court to Anne Covey. Congratulations to Judge Wecht for his win.


Another successful vote that APSCUF watched very closely and volunteered time with was a statewide ballot vote in Ohio regarding collective bargaining rights. Ohio citizens voted to repeal Senate Bill 5 by a margin of 61 percent to 39 percent. This bill would have limited collective bargaining for 350,000 unionized public workers. In addition, as the AAUP noted in their post-election statement: .