Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Candidate and Judge Cheryl Allen to speak at Perry County GOP Banquet

From: Stambaugh, Perry []
Subject: Great judicial candidate to speak at our banquet as well




Allegheny County Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen, one of our Superior Court candidates, will also speak at our Perry County Republican Committee Fall Banquet. She has an incredible life story to share ... see below. Just another reason to attend and bring along family, friends, and neighbors.


Perry Stambaugh



Judge Cheryl L. Allen is a lifelong Pittsburgh resident and graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The professional career of Judge Allen has been marked by a strong and consistent calling to serve Christ through public service.

Before obtaining her law degree, Judge Allen worked as an elementary school teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.  

As a Republican candidate for the Pennsylvania Superior Court, Judge Allen is the only Republican candidate to receive the highest rating ("Highly Recommended") from the Pennsylvania Bar Judicial Evaluation commission which stated, "The candidate possesses the highest combination of legal ability, experience, integrity, and temperament and would be capable of outstanding performance as a judge or justice for the court for which she is a candidate." Judge Allen has also received the highest rating ("Highly Qualified") from the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Outside the courtroom, Judge Allen is an active member of Women Without Walls whose mission is to promote unity among women from varied racial and denominational backgrounds. For example, Women Without Walls holds semi-annual prayer breakfasts which attract hundreds of women of diverse backgrounds from all around the Pittsburgh region. Women Without Walls also conducts a bi-weekly Bible study for working women in downtown Pittsburgh where Judge Allen frequently teaches.

In September, 2005, Judge Allen was a keynote speaker for the Billy Graham Training Center's "God's Presence in Your Work Life" Conference.

Judge Allen and her husband, Jim Skipwith, are members of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh where Judge Allen has served as a member of their worship team. Judge Allen is the proud mother of three grown sons and five grandchildren.


“Highest Recommendation” for the Superior Court
Pennsylvania Bar Association

“For her commitment to families alone, Judge Allen deserves the nomination. She is an outstanding candidate...”
Post-Gazette Editorial Endorsement

One of the judges who can “handle the heavy lifting.” - “Some of Judge Allen's rulings resulted in changes to criminal procedure rules, indicating the former elementary school teacher's legal scholarship.” Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Endorsement

“Only one Republican candidate - Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen - is highly recommended by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The Morning Call agrees. A former elementary school teacher, Judge Allen turned to law and became a judge in 1990 because she believed it was where she could make a difference. She has distinguished herself in the difficult area of juvenile and family law, implementing many innovative court programs.”

Morning Call Editorial Endorsement

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