Monday, December 23, 2013
DA John Morganelli Says No to Lt. Guv Race
"The demands of my job in 2014 makes mounting another statewide campaign difficult. I am scheduled to personally prosecute a capital murder case beginning April 7, (Commonwealth v. Catherine Hein - Defendant killed her new born baby) and I will personally be involved inside the grand jury from January thru March with two major investigations. I look forward to my responsibilities here in Northampton County and I intend to complete the two years left on my current term as District Attorney."
I frankly feel that John is the best DA Northampton County has ever seen, and that includes my father. Very few DAs are actively involved in the prosecution of major cases. But Morganelli has taken at least 25 murder cases to verdict. And his grand jury has been useful for both white collar crime and cold cases. He has done all this on a tight budget as well. There is no doubt in my mind that his tenure as DA has demonstrated his excellent skills as both an administrator and one who is willing to get his hands dirty.
I think he decided against running when I assured him he would win.
He's very smart.
Does this means he runs for Judge? If he runs, he wins. But there are nine judges and only one DA. I see no reason why he shouldn't continue doing what he has done.