This committee reviewed candidate responses to a confidential questionnaire, comment from bar association members and interviewed each candidate. Its evaluations are a measure of a candidate's ability to serve as judge, and not a personal assessment.
Amazingly, the bar association has declared two candidates, Lee M. Koch and Joseph P. Maher as "Not Qualified." Koch's webpage reveals he is a very capable attorney, but his practice appears to be oriented towards Montgomery County. Joe Maher has practiced law for twenty-eight years, but his own divorce testimony claimed he only earned $26,000 per year from his law practice.
Tommaso V. Lonardo and Michele A. Varricchio are considered "Qualified." But only four lawyers get the "Well Qualified" rating. These are Jim Anthony (currently serving in Iraq), Glenn Clark (a former Assistant DA), Maria Dantos (First Assistant DA) and Dan McCarthy (a current Lehigh County Commissioner).
A link to these ratings can be found here.