Betsy Wahl Announces 2017 Campaign for Court of Common Pleas


Betsy Wahl has announced that she is running for the 2017 Democratic Nomination for the Court of Common Pleas.

"We're going to build on what we started two years ago — and I'm confident this campaign will end with a victory on May 16, 2017," Wahl said.

In her first attempt for elected office in 2015, Wahl's campaign for the Court of Common Pleas surprised many with its breadth of support:

  • Philadelphia Bar Association recommendation

  • Endorsements including AFSCME (DC47), FOP, the Firefighters Union, Americans for Democratic Action, Latino Empowerment Alliance of Delaware Valley, Transit Workers Union, and the National Organization for Women (NOW)

  • Knocked on thousands of doors

  • 24,120 votes in the May 2015 Democratic Primary

Wahl's service to Philadelphia includes the last 14 years as a Master in Juvenile Court, where she has determined outcomes for thousands of Philadelphia youth. Previously, Wahl was a mediator in Family court in the 1990s, and she served as a Philadelphia Public Defender in the 1980s.

"By the end of this campaign, I will have knocked on 30,000 doors, attended countless community meetings, and done everything possible to deliver the message that I can be a judge that makes Philadelphians proud."