First candidacy for Allegheny County judge announced |

First candidacy for Allegheny County judge announced

Richard Schubert, 59, of Crafton Heights

Local lawyer Richard Schubert on Friday became the first lawyer to officially announce his candidacy for Allegheny County Common Pleas Court judge.

Schubert, 59, of Crafton Heights said in a statement that if elected, he would use his 34 years of trial experience to serve Allegheny County residents.

It’s unclear exactly how many seats will be available by the primary election in May.

In January 2013, Schubert announced his candidacy for judge, but dropped out of the race before the Democratic primary.

Common Pleas judges serve 10-year terms and earn $173,271 a year.

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