Republicans voted unanimously last night for Vic Scomillio, a former Northampton County Solicitor who has run for judge once before. Scomillio, who practices law in Bethlehem, is a past president of the Northampton County Bar Association. The vote was unanimous. He was the only candidate. Though some Republicans tried to recruit Magisterial District Judge Alicia Zito, she declined.
After interviewing each candidate, they voted unanimously for Abe Kassis. In addition to leading the Domestic Violence Unit in the DA's office, Kassis serves on serves on the board of directors of the St. Francis Friary in Bethlehem Township as well as the pastoral council of Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Easton.
Whether Morganelli, Kassis and Scomillio appear on the ballot together is unclear. Ordinarily, voters would be able to select two of the three candidates for two judicial vacancies. Morganelli was the choice of voters who participated in a primary, while Kassis and Scomillio are party nominees.