PITTSBURGH, PA – Dwayne D. Woodruff, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge, is set to announce his candidacy to become a justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2017.
Judge Woodruff seeks to win the May 2017 Democratic primary election and lead the Democratic ticket in the general election, returning the Democratic Party to a statewide victory, similar to the 2015 election.
To serve as the next Supreme Court Justice of Pennsylvania will be an honor, but most importantly, it will signify the courts’ continued climb back to integrity, respectability and a commitment to exhibit fairness, with respect and regard for their hard work and wholesome values,”
Encouraged by the early support he has received from Democratic leaders across the state and by the confidence placed in him by, what he terms as his Steeler Nation buddies, he will make his formal announcement in mid-February.
“To serve as the next Supreme Court Justice of Pennsylvania will be an honor, but most importantly, it will signify the courts’ continued climb back to integrity, respectability and a commitment to exhibit fairness, with respect and regard for their hard work and wholesome values,” says Woodruff. “My extensive judicial leadership and commitment to citizens makes my candidacy a unique opportunity for the voters to help bring diversity to the Supreme Court, reflective of the Commonwealth’s citizenry.”
Judge Woodruff was elected in 2005 to the Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny County and won re-election in 2015. His work in the Family Division court has been recognized by the state Supreme Court with appointments to numerous judicial commissions, including the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice, which served to bring justice amidst the ‘Kids for Cash Scandal’ in Luzerne County in 2008.
He is married to Joy Maxberry Woodruff, they are the parents of three successful adult children. Before attending the University of Louisville, Woodruff attended high school in New Richmond, Ohio where his father retired after serving 27 years in the United States Army. The small town family values of faith and ethics combined with his father’s military values have continued to be the foundation of his success. He cites his success at earning a law degree from Duquesne University School of Law, while playing as a star cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers as indication of his ability to attain worthwhile goals.