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City Democratic ward leaders make their picks

There were no surprises Tuesday as Philadelphia's Democratic ward leaders convened to endorse the recommendations of top party leaders for a dozen vacant judgeships and the races for district attorney and city controller.

There were no surprises Tuesday as Philadelphia's Democratic ward leaders convened to endorse the recommendations of top party leaders for a dozen vacant judgeships and the races for district attorney and city controller.

Both District Attorney Seth Williams and Controller Alan Butkovitz were endorsed for new four-year terms.

The six party endorsements for Common Pleas Court went to Timika Lane, Dan McCaffery, Giovanni Campbell, Dawn Tancredi, Leon King, and Daine Grey.

The three candidates to get party backing for Municipal Court are Martin Coleman, Henry Lewandowski, and Fran Shields. For three spots in Traffic Court, the ward leaders endorsed Omar Sabir, Marnie Loughery, and Donna DeRose. - Bob Warner

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