|Judge Emil Giordano|
I've seen this for years. He's never been known as Judge Giordano at baseball games or on the basketball court. It's always been Emil. No one would know he was a judge. They instead know him as a coach, a dad, a fan. A regular guy.
Giordano fell a little short in his last bid for a seat in the Superior Court, but decided to try again. He told his wife than when they first met, he was a small town lawyer in a strip mall in Egypt. "Did you ever imagine, in your wildest dreams, that I would be running for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania? he asked her.
"Honey, you're not in my wildest dreams," his wife answered.
What was amazing about this event, aside from Judge Giordano's self-deprecating humor, are the number of loyal friends who appear with him. High school classmates. Fraternity brothers. Former students from Moravian College. Former clients.
|Mayors Ed Hozza (Whitehall) and Fiorella Mirabito (Bath)|
Fortunately, numerous local government officials were there.Controller Steve Barron and NorCo Council members Hayden Phillips and Glenn Geissinger came. Council candidate Ron Angle was there. Northampton Borough officials. The entire Bushkill Township Board of Supervisors. The entire Bath Borough Council and Mayor Fiorella Mirabito. Hanover Township's Jay Finnigan and John Diacogiannis. Dave Colver from Palmer Township.Whitehall Mayor Ed Hozza. I know I missed some of you.
|Hanover Tp's Jay Finnigan and John Diacogiannis|
In a show of bi-partisan support, Democratic State Senator Lisa Boscola and Republican State Senator Mario Scavello both spoke on behalf of Giordano.
|Senator Mario Scavello said it was tough to follow Lisa Boscola and Mark Altemose|
|Caden is now taller than his father. "I can still beat him,"lied Giordano|
Why is he running for Superior Court judge? Because "they don't have to all come from the big cities. Appellate courts are full of judges from Philadelphia and Allegheny County. It's my humble, self-serving opinion that we need judges from smaller counties who have small town values and that's why I'm running."
|Controller Steve Barron and his lovely family. Fortunately,|
his daughters look like their mother.
|The ying and the yang of Northampton County. Flamboyant barrister Gary Asteak|
and Northampton County bulldog Ron Angle.
|Hayden "the Colonel" Phillips ordered me to clean the bathrooms|
|Magisterial District Judge candidate Vivian Zumas, with Asteak and Finnigan|
Updated 8:50pm: Unfortunately, Peg Ferraro was unable to attend as a result of the death of her brother John.