Pennsylvania Supreme Court Candidates


Judge Judy Olson was elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in 2009. While on the Superior Court, Olson has heard appeals on cases dealing with criminal law, civil law, family law, statutory law and constitutional law. In 2008, Olson was appointed to the Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny County. Prior to becoming a judge, Olson practiced law for 27 years throughout the state and country. Olson is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Law and was ranked 2nd in her graduating class. Olson has received the highest recommendation by the Pennsylvania Bar Association for a seat on the Supreme Court. Olson and her husband Jim have been married for 33 years and have two children. For more information, please visit

Judge Mike George was born and raised in the McKeesport area and was elected as Judge for the Court of Common Pleas of Adams County in 2001. George is a graduate of Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle and began his career at the Campbell & White firm where he practiced family law, municipal law, civil litigation and criminal defense. George became the first full-time district attorney in Adams County history. George is currently in his second term as Adams County Court of Common Pleas Judge and has served as the Chairperson of the County’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board since 2007. George has been a resident of Gettysburg for 30 years, along with his wife Karen and two children. For more information, please visit


Judge Anne Covey was elected to the Commonwealth Court in 2011 where she has overseen hundreds of cases. Covey began her career as assistant counsel for the Pennsylvania Liquor Relations Board (PLRB) and continued her career as a law clerk for President Judge David W. Craig of the Commonwealth. Covey founded her own law firm in 1996 which concentrated on labor and employment law. Prior to being elected judge, Covey served on the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board for over a decade. Covey was the first woman to serve on the PLRB since its founding in 1937. Covey has become a nationally recognized expert on labor and employment law. For more information, please visit