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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