PITTSBURGH, PA – Citing her experience, temperament, and civic mindedness, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – western Pennsylvania’s largest newspaper – has endorsed Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon for Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.
In its endorsement today, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cited the fact that Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon was rated “highly recommended” by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee. In their endorsement the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette stated:
“Judge Fizzano Cannon, who was ‘highly recommended’ by the bar, has won praise for being patient and courteous to litigants. That quality is of inestimable value in a judiciary much infected by arrogance and should serve as an example to her colleagues.”
The Post-Gazette also cited Judge Fizzano Cannon’s municipal law experience, her “temperament and civic-mindedness” and concluded its endorsement stating that “Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon stand(s) out in the field of candidates for Commonwealth Court.”
“I am proud to announce today that my candidacy for PA Commonwealth Court has received the endorsement of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,” said Judge Fizzano Cannon. “I recognize that I have been entrusted with a great responsibility as a judge and I was pleased that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted my experience and ability as well as my judicial demeanor in their endorsement.”
Fizzano Cannon is the only candidate for the statewide position of Judge of the Commonwealth Court who has earned the top rating of “Highly Recommended” from the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Commission. Fizzano Cannon has also earned the endorsement of the statewide Professional Fire Fighters Association (PFFA), the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police, the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, and the Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council, as well as many local and regional organizations.
The Commonwealth Court is one of Pennsylvania’s two statewide intermediate appellate courts, the other being the Pennsylvania Superior Court. The Commonwealth Court, which is made up of nine judges, is primarily responsible for matters involving state and local governments, non-profit corporations and regulatory agencies.
About Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon
Judge Fizzano Cannon currently serves as a Court of Common Pleas judge where she handles subject matters appealable to the Commonwealth Court. She currently heads the civil trial section and previously served in the juvenile and motion hearing sections of the trial court. She has more than 22 years of legal experience and previously worked in private practice, as a municipal solicitor, and a prosecutor of child support enforcement.
Fizzano Cannon also has a history of promoting ethics in the legal and judicial profession. She previously served on a Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, which addressed complaints of attorney misconduct, and the Judicial Conduct Board. She has also been active in numerous community organizations, serving on the board of her county women’s commission, a local hospital and arboretum, and other non-profits.
Judge Fizzano Cannon is a graduate of the Widener University School of Law, where she served as an editor of the law review.