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.