Wecht, Covey, win seats on Pa. appellate courts

Results are in for the two statewide judicial contests.

For the open Superior Court seat, Democrat David Wecht of Allegheny County topped Republican Vic Stabile of Cumberland County with 54 percent of the vote.

Bucks County Republican Anne Covey beat Democrat Kathryn Boockvar, also of Bucks County, for the vacancy on the Commonwealth Court. Covey had 52 percent of the vote.

Ninety-eight percent of more than 9,000 precincts reported results by the end of the night.

Both judicial positions come with ten-year terms.

The Superior Court handles civil and criminal appeals from the county-level courts, and consists of 15 judges.

The Commonwealth Court hears appeals involving state and local government and regulatory agencies, and has nine member judges.

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