Common Pleas Court Judge John T. McVay has launched a campaign for the Democratic nomination for state Superior Court. Mr. McVay said he likes his chances against Joe Waters, a judge on Philadelphia's Municipal Court, who captured the Democratic Party's state committee endorsement for the nomination earlier this month, as he is likely to be the only candidate form the western part of the state on the primary ballot. Mr. Waters won the party backing over Michael Wojcik, a former Allegheny County solicitor, who, according to Nancy Mills, the Allegheny County Democratic chair, dropped from the race after the state committee vote.
The winner of the Democratic nomination is likely to face Republican Vic Stabile, of Cumberland County, who was endorsed by the state GOP for their nomination. Mr. Stabile ran for the same court in 2011 and was defeated by Judge David Wecht.