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PP PA PAC announces first wave of endorsements for the 2021 November election

HARRISBURG, PA — Today, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC (PP PA PAC) endorsed 11 candidates for judicial, county and mayoral, and district attorney races across the state. Each candidate has committed to supporting sexual and reproductive health care and rights.

“Our rights are on the ballot this November, and it is vital we elect leaders that will fight for what’s right,“ said Signe Espinoza, Interim Executive Director of PP PA PAC. “PP PA PAC is committed to endorsing candidates that are not only committed to sexual and reproductive rights, but also intersectional issues like protecting the right to vote.”

With nearly 600 abortion restrictions introduced, 2021 is the worst year for state legislative attacks on abortion since Roe v. Wade. Texas has set a dangerous legal precedent by enacting SB 8, and it’s clear how important state courts are in ensuring freedom for all.

You can view our full list of endorsed candidates here. More endorsements will be announced in the coming weeks.


Endorsed judicial candidates are:

  • Maria McLaughlin, Pennsylvania Supreme Court

  • David Spurgeon, Commonwealth Court

  • Lori Dumas, Commonwealth Court

  • Timika Lane, Superior Court

  • Tony Verwey, Court of Common Pleas: Chester County

  • Alita Rovito, Court of Common Please: Chester County

  • Marc Lieberman, Magisterial Court: Chester County


Endorsed county and mayoral candidates are:

  • Tyler Titus, Erie County Executive

  • David Bria, Yardley Borough Council

  • Ed Gainey, Mayor of Pittsburgh


Endorsed district attorney candidates:

  • Antonetta Stancu, Bucks County District Attorney




Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC (PP PA PAC) is the electoral arm of Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania and exists to advocate for sexual and reproductive healthcare, including abortion, that is accessible, affordable, and affirming for all Pennsylvanians.

Paid for by Planned Parenthood PA PAC, affiliated with Planned Parenthood PA Advocates.