Attorney Stacy Wallace has announced her candidacy for the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.
Wallace, a resident of Bradford, small business owner, and current president of the McKean County Bar Association, believes her legal experience and values are exactly what Pennsylvania’s judiciary system needs.
“We are experiencing a crisis of confidence in our legal systems, both across the country and right here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Wallace said. “As a judge, I want to restore Pennsylvanians’ trust in their judicial system and assure them of fair and balanced adjudication in all matters.”
After passing the bar in 2004, Wallace pursued a career in law to ensure those less fortunate would have the quality legal representation they deserve— no matter their circumstances. Whether serving her church, volunteering in her community, or advocating for clients in the courtroom, Wallace has always emphasized the importance of justice, kindness, and humility.
Reflecting on her decision to run for office Wallace noted, “From my first judicial clerkship, which inspired me to one day become a judge, and throughout my legal career, I have always respected those who apply restraint from the bench and who stand firm in the rule of law. If elected, I can be counted on to adhere to both the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitutions, and to uphold our laws in the spirit with which they were intended.”
Unique to Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court is one of two statewide intermediate appellate courts. It serves as the trial court for lawsuits filed by or against the Commonwealth, and oversees matters involving local governments, regulatory agencies, and election law. In referencing its important role in Pennsylvania’s court system Wallace concluded, “I hope my unique perspective will strengthen the Commonwealth Court’s ability to rule fairly and justly on behalf of all Pennsylvanians.”