HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's working families won a major victory at the polls on Nov. 3 when voters elected judges throughout the court system that were endorsed by labor unions across the state.
The results sent a strong message to special interest groups that poured millions into the state to support anti-union and anti-worker candidates – Pennsylvania's courts are not for sale.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that a political advocacy group with ties to the Koch brothers, the Republican Leadership Committee, poured approximately $1 million into TV and digital advertising in an effort to defeat candidates that will support working families.
"This was a resounding victory for Pennsylvania's middle class," said William Hamilton, President of the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters. "I am proud that the working men and women of this state turned out to elect these great candidates. We will not allow billionaires and their puppet organizations to come into our state and buy elections."
The Teamsters endorsed the following candidates in the Supreme and Superior Courts:
Hon. David Wecht, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice-Elect
Hon. Kevin Dougherty, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice-Elect
Hon. Christine Donohue, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice-Elect
Hon. Alice Dubow, Judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court-Elect
Michael Wojcik, Esq., Judge of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court-Elect
Founded in 1903, the Teamsters Union represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.
Tom Felice, (717) 233-8803
SOURCE Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters