Bucks County lawyer Kathryn Boockvar, the Democratic candidate for Commonwealth Court, is campaigning today in Erie, after campaigning Thursday at the Crawford County Fair.
Boockvar, from Doylestown, has something in common with her Republican opponent, Anne Covey – they’re both from Bucks County.
Boockvar, 42, has her own law firm and had served for the last three years as a voting rights lawyer for the nonpartisan Advancement Project as its Pennsylvania senior attorney.
She’s been going around the state telling people about the nine-judge Commonwealth Court and how it affects so many lives.
“The nickname for Commonwealth Court is ‘the people’s court.’ These decisions affect Pennsylvanians from every region and every level, no matter what their background,” she said.
Boockvar said she has broad experience in many areas of the law heard by Commonwealth Court, including employment, disability, voting rights, public records and administrative law.
The candidate said she has worked in rural and urban Pennsylvania, and “pretty much everywhere in between.”
She has more than 17 years of experience litigating in Pennsylvania state and federal courts, and administrative agencies.
Boockvar said she is enjoying the campaign.
“One of the things I love about running for this office is the opportunity to meet with people in all different communities across the state,” she said.
– John Guerriero