For Immediate Release
September 12, 2019
HARRISBURG - ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of Judge Christylee Peck and Chester County Deputy District Attorney Megan McCarthy King for the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the upcoming 2019 General Election.
“The importance of judicial elections cannot be overstated,” said PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr. “Many of the issues brought before the court have profound implications on Pennsylvania’s job creators. Judge Christylee Peck and Deputy District Attorney Megan McCarthy King are strong candidates who will bring a fair and balanced perspective to the state’s legal system. Their extensive legal experience, as well as their leadership and passion for the law, will make them excellent additions to the Pennsylvania Superior Court.”
Peck is currently serving her eighth year on the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas – a position she was elected to in 2011. Her legal background includes a mixture of private practice – where she focused on civil litigation and business law – as well as tenures serving as a prosecutor for both Cumberland and Lancaster Counties. She is involved in a number of community and legal organizations, including: Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges Association; Pennsylvania Supreme Court Commission on Judicial Independence; Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Cumberland County Bar Association.
King has a strong legal background serving in the district attorney’s office for both Lancaster and Chester Counties. At the beginning of her career, she served as a law clerk to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Thomas Saylor. She has successfully prosecuted a wide range of cases, including: homicides, sexual and physical assaults; and elder abuse. In 2018, she was the only Pennsylvania prosecutor to receive the 2018 Blue Ribbon Champion for Safe Kid Award for her work in the child protection arena.
“On behalf of the Pennsylvania Chamber’s broad-based membership, ChamberPAC urges voters to support Judge Christylee Peck and Deputy District Attorney Megan McCarthy King for the Pennsylvania Superior Court this November,” Barr added.
The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state's largest broad-based business association, with its statewide membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.
ChamberPAC is a bipartisan political action committee of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, whose purpose is to contribute to pro-job, pro-growth candidates who believe in business's rights to compete on an equal basis in the world marketplace. ChamberPAC is governed by a board of directors consisting of volunteer business leaders.