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2021-11-05 03:26:23 By : Mr. James Pei

Kevin Brobson, Republican State Supreme Court candidate and current Chief Justice of the Federal Court, grew up in Montousville, and he is preparing to deliver a speech at the Republican Party Banquet in Lycoming County on Saturday night. Mark Maroni/Sun Bulletin

Deliver justice fairly and make decisions based on the law, not politics.

This is a promise made by Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidate Kevin Brobson at the Republican Party dinner in Lycoming County on Saturday night.

Brobson, who grew up in Montoursville, and state Treasurer Stacy Garrity, of Athens, Bradford County, who was elected last year and not in an active race this election, called for support of GOP candidates as voters head to the polls for the general election November 2nd.

County Republican Party Chairman Vincent Matteo (Vincent Matteo) reminded people gathered in the Eldred Town Fire Department that although they believe they may have an advantage, they should not take part in the election lightly and vote next Tuesday.

Brobson of Dauphin County is racing to become a judge of the state's Supreme Court. He told the large gathering in the social hall of the fire department that in his campaign covering all 67 counties, he learned that voters don't want political but fair judges.

"They want judges to abide by the law, protect their constitutional rights, and ensure that the government abides by the law," Brobson said.

"I don't wear blue. I don't wear red. I wear black for a reason."

He cited a major publication because the editorial board he released did not agree with his decision, especially regarding gun rights and the decision to handle last year’s elections, and therefore did not support him.

"I have no opinion on this because that is my record, and I accept and support my record," he said.

Brobson ruled in favor of gun rights, school choice, and perhaps most notably, the effectiveness of the constitutional challenge that the state legislature has raised against congressional districts.

"The decision made by the judge affects everyone's life," Brobson said. "I make a ruling on how we educate our children, how we care for the elderly, how we protect our history and natural resources, and how we elect public officials."

He said he is responsible for every issue he decides, whether they like it or not

Brobson said he will not be the judge to rule the "wind direction."

Brobson's mother is the son of a retired Pennsylvania soldier and Air Force veteran, and the grandson of a former Philadelphia police officer, who worked at the National Headquarters of Little League Baseball in Williamsport.

Since 2010, Brobson has served as a judge in the Federal Court, a statewide intermediate appellate court lower than the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Brobson and his wife Lauren are raising their three children in a rural community on the outskirts of Harrisburg.

Meanwhile, Garrity is from Bradford County and has served in the Army Reserve for 30 years.

In 2020, she became the first Republican to win a statewide post in 20 years.

She asked in the polls to support Brobson, state high court candidate Megan Sullivan, and federal court candidates Drew Crompton and Stacey Wallace.

Garrity talked about some of the work she has done in the past nine months, such as unclaimed property, which is the first system upgrade in 15 years. She said the state has more than $4 billion in unclaimed property.

She also said that as the treasurer, her favorite part is returning the military uniform.

Other guests at the banquet included the Republican candidate for the Williamsport City Council, the current city council chair Randall J. Allison, and the former head of the family-owned household goods store Beiter. Mayor candidate and general manager Eric Beiter.

Also present at the meeting were US Representative Fred Keller from Kramer and State Senator Gene Yaw from Loyalsock Township, who discussed energy policies affecting residents.

Voting starts at 7 am on November 2 and ends at 8 pm.

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