Three decades in Philadelphia's courtrooms dedicated to our kids & those in need.
Betsy Wahl has spent 32 years serving in Philadelphia's courts — including presiding as a Master in Juvenile Court (since 2002), mediating family matters, and serving as a public defender. Now Betsy's running for the Court of Common Pleas because she knows that a balanced approach yields not only safer communities, but also a society that values and lifts up our youth.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981, Betsy went to law school, worked at Harvard University's Prisoner Assistance Program, and came back to Philadelphia to dedicate her life to fighting for those in need. Betsy lived in Mt. Airy for over 25 years, where she raised here three children, and she recently moved to Fairmount.
For the second year in a row, the Transit Workers Union (Local 234) has endorsed Betsy's campaign for the Court of Common Pleas. TWU represents 5,000 workers at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and also represents workers in Upper Darby Township, at Hyundai-Rotem in South Philadelphia and MV Transit.
By recommending Betsy, the Bar Association is confident that she possesses:
- A high degree of knowledge of established legal principles.
- Trial experience and a deep knowledge of the rules of evidence and courtroom procedures.
- A record and reputation for excellent character and integrity.
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.
"The bar's recommendations are based on legal ability, experience, integrity, temperament, community involvement, and judgment. The bar recommended... Betsy Wahl."
The National Organization for Women (NOW) has voted to endorse Betsy. NOW is engaged in working to realize a progressive vision for Philadelphia women and their families.
The Philadelphia Fire Fighters' and Paramedics' Union has endorsed Betsy's campaign. Local 22 represents the uniformed members of the Philadelphia Fire Department.
Founded in 2003, The Pentecostal Clergy is a group of African American ministers that represent over 75 churches and more than 10,000 parishioners throughout the city of Philadelphia.
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has endorsed Betsy Wahl for the Court of Common Pleas.
Philadelphia's FOP (Lodge 5) represents 14,000 active and retired officers of the Philadelphia Police and Sheriff’s Department. They are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities -- and they endorsed Betsy because they know that she has dedicated her life to serving our communities as well.
Support Betsy's campaign — and help create a judicial system that's worthy of our great city.
Betsy is working tirelessly to gain the Democratic nomination in the municipal primary on May 16, 2017, but we need your help to make this possible. Whether it's hosting a coffee for your neighbors, walking with Betsy to knock on doors, or putting a campaign sign in your yard, you can make a big difference to put Betsy on Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas.
Click here to go to our contact page. If you want to do more or have any questions, you can contact Betsy directly via email or telephone.
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