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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pa Business Council Endorses Giordano For Superior Court

Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano, who has been visiting county after county across the state in his quest for a seat on the Pennsylvania Superior Court, has received the important endorsement of Pennsylvania Business Council.

Unlike many endorsements, this one was unusually informative. David W. Patti, who is President and CEO of the PBC, points out that the 15 judges of the Superior Court only rarely sit together. Most cases are instead decided by three-judge panels. "An overall pro-business majority on a court is no guarantor of a pro-business majority among panelists," reasoned Patti. "That’s why it’s crucial we elect a well-qualified, experienced jurist like Emil Giordano to the Superior Court.”

Judge Giordano has served on the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas since 2003 and his background includes time as an ADA, a public defender and in private practice where he worked on civil law cases. It also includes a lot of selfless service to the community as a baseball and basketball coach, where he has helped mold many fine young men, including my grandson. He also knows a lot about the plight of small business owners because he worked in his father's pizza business while attending school.

He denies, however, that he is installing a pizza oven in his courtroom.

Patti said the Pa Business Council is confident that Giordano will always balance the rights and needs of plaintiffs and defendants fairly. “Judge Giordano’s parents emigrated from Italy and settled in the Lehigh Valley looking for the American Dream. He knows what hard work and tenacity it takes to achieve success. Judge Giordano will always be protective of the rights of Pennsylvania’s working families.”

The Pa Business Council decides who to support based on whether the candidate is friendly to the business community, regardless of party. This is the latest in a growing list of endorsements that include the Pa. State Troopers Ass'n, the Bethlehem FOP and the Le-Hampton FOP.


Anonymous said...

It's sad and sweet when this happens. First Judge Smith, now Giordano.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Both class acts.

Anonymous said...

Amid all this news of rotten pols, it's refreshing to be able to vote for a good guy. Can't wait.