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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Endorses Judge Fizzano Cannon for Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

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.

Pittsburgh Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1 Backs Judge Fizzano Cannon for Commonwealth Court

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Fire Fighters Local 1, a member organization of the International Association of Fire Fighters, has endorsed Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon for Commonwealth Court. Fizzano Cannon currently serves as a Common Pleas Court Judge and is running statewide as a Republican to fill one of two vacancies on the Commonwealth Court.

“The Pittsburgh Fire Fighters are proud to endorse Christine Fizzano Cannon for the position of Commonwealth Court Judge,” said Ralph Sicuro, President of the Pittsburgh Fire Fighters, which represents 600 current firefighters and more than 1,300 retired firefighters from the City of Pittsburgh. “Judge Fizzano Cannon has been a strong supporter of working families, as well as the fire and emergency services on both the local and county level. As her rating from the Pennsylvania Bar Association clearly indicates, she is very well-qualified for the position given her legal and judicial experience. We are proud to give her our support.”

“It is an honor to have the support and backing of Pittsburgh’s firefighters,” said Fizzano Cannon. “When people face dire situations, it is our first responders who rush in head first to provide assistance. I have great admiration for their bravery, dedication, and commitment to our local communities. I am a strong supporter of our first responders and I greatly appreciate having 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.

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Judge Fizzano Cannon announces endorsements from Pennsylvania State Troopers

HARRISBURG, PA – Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon, a candidate for Commonwealth Court, is pleased to announce that she has received the unanimous endorsements of both the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association and the Pennsylvania State Police Pioneer Lodge 37.

The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association represents 8,000 current and retired state troopers across the Commonwealth and the Pennsylvania State Police Pioneer FOP Lodge 37 represents current and former state police members in southeastern Pennsylvania, including Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of both the Pennsylvania State Trooper’s Association and Pennsylvania State Police Lodge 37,” said Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon. “I have great respect and admiration for the sacrifices and bravery of the men and women in law enforcement for what they do every day to keep communities across Pennsylvania safe. I am proud to have the support of our state troopers for Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.”

Fizzano Cannon is the only candidate for Commonwealth Court to receive the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Commission’s top rating of “Highly Recommended.” That rating recognized her exceptional background, knowledge, and experience and indicated the Commission’s belief that Fizzano Cannon is “capable of outstanding performance” on the Commonwealth Court.

Fizzano Cannon currently serves as a Common Pleas Court Judge and is running statewide as a Republican to fill one of two vacancies on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Her experience and qualifications have earned her a number of endorsements, including the statewide Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police, the Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters Association, and the Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council.

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 special prosecutor.

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, which prosecutes judges for illegal and unethical conduct. 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 an honors graduate of the Widener University School of Law, where she served as an editor of the law review.

Fizzano Cannon Earns Support from Western PA Police Lodges For Commonwealth Court

PITTSBURGH, PA – Judge Christine Fizzano Canon, a statewide candidate for Commonwealth Court, announced today that she has earned the endorsements of western Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police lodges – Fort Pitt Lodge # 1 and Allegheny Valley Lodge #39.

Fort Pitt Lodge #1, which represents police officers in the City of Pittsburgh, was the first FOP lodge created to represent the interests of police officers in 1915. The Allegheny Valley Lodge represents police officers in Westmoreland and Armstrong Counties, as well as parts of Allegheny County.

“As the granddaughter of a former policer officer and police chief, I know first-hand the sacrifices that members of our law enforcement and their families make on a daily basis to keep our communities safe,” said Fizzano Cannon. “I have enormous respect for their commitment to public safety and their willingness to put their life on the line each and every time they leave their home. It means a great deal to me to have the support of these local FOP lodges and their hundreds of law enforcement members.”

Fizzano Cannon, who currently serves as a Common Pleas Court Judge, is running statewide as a Republican to fill one of two vacancies on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Her experience and qualifications have earned her a number of endorsements, including the Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters Association, the statewide Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police, and the Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council.

Fizzano Cannon is the only candidate for Commonwealth Court to receive the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Commission’s top rating of “Highly Recommended.” That rating recognized her exceptional background, knowledge, and experience and indicated the Commission’s belief that Fizzano Cannon is “capable of outstanding performance” on the Commonwealth Court.

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 special prosecutor. 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, which prosecutes judges for illegal and unethical conduct. 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 an honors graduate of the Widener University School of Law, where she served as an editor of the law review.

Judge Fizzano Cannon Earns Support of PA Fraternal Order of Police

HARRISBURG, PA – Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon has earned the support of the Pennsylvania State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, which currently represents nearly 40,000 law enforcement members in the Commonwealth.  Fizzano Cannon, who currently serves as a Common Pleas Court Judge, is running statewide as a Republican to fill one of two vacancies on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

“I have the utmost respect for the state’s Fraternal Order of Police and the brave men and women who serve in the Commonwealth’s law enforcement community,” said Fizzano Cannon.  “My grandfather served as a police officer and a local police chief, so I have a personal understanding of the dangers our men and women in law enforcement face on a daily basis. I also know the sacrifices they make to provide the citizens of the Pennsylvania a safe place to live, work, and raise a family.  It means a great deal to me to have the endorsement and support of our law enforcement community.”

Judge Fizzano Cannon’s experience and qualifications for Commonwealth Court have earned her many additional endorsements, including the Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters Association and the Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council.  In addition, Fizzano Cannon is the only candidate for Commonwealth Court to receive the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Commission’s top rating of “Highly Recommended.” That rating recognized her exceptional background, knowledge, and experience and indicated the Commission’s belief that Fizzano Cannon is “capable of outstanding performance” on the Commonwealth Court.

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 special prosecutor. 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, which prosecutes judges for illegal and unethical conduct. 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 an honors graduate of the Widener University School of Law, where she served as an editor of the law review.

 

 

Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon Earns Support from Pennsylvania Firefighters in Campaign for Commonwealth Court

HARRISBURG, PA – Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon has received the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association (PPFFA), which represents more than 10,000 career firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics in communities throughout Pennsylvania. Fizzano Cannon currently serves as a Common Pleas Court Judge and is running as a Republican to fill one of two vacancies on the Commonwealth Court.

“The Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association is proud to support Judge Fizzano Cannon for Commonwealth Court,” said Art Martynuska, President of the Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters Association.  Not only has Judge Fizzano Cannon ben a long-time supporter of the fire and emergency services community, she also has extensive judicial and legal experience and is extremely well qualified.”

“As a former township and county commissioner, I have always had great respect and admiration for the firefighting and emergency services community,” said Fizzano Cannon.  “It means a great deal to me to have the backing of first responders, individuals who put their lives on the line on a daily basis to keep our families, businesses, and communities safe. The work they do, the dangers they face, and the sacrifices they make every day help to make Pennsylvania a safer place to live, work, and raise a family.

The PPFFA is a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

In addition to the endorsement of the PPFFA, Fizzano Cannon 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 Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council, as well as three regional trade councils: the Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council, the Central Pennsylvania Building & Construction Trades Council, and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Building & Construction Trades Council.

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.

Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon Receives Highly Recommended Rating from PA Bar’s Judicial Evaluation Commission

MEDIA, PA – Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon, a candidate for Commonwealth Court, has earned the Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission’s top rating of “Highly Recommended.” Judge Fizzano Cannon is a member of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas and is running as a Republican to fill one of two vacancies on the Commonwealth Court.

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Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon Announces Candidacy for Commonwealth Court

MEDIA, PA – Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon, a trial court judge on the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, announced her candidacy to fill a vacancy on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Christine Fizzano Cannon, who was elected to the Court of Common Pleas in 2011, is a former township and county commissioner with extensive legal and governmental experience, as well as a record of community service.

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