P. Kevin Brobson, a shareholder and chair of the Insurance and Reinsurance Practice at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Harrisburg office, was recently featured in multiple publications that reported on his current run for judge in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. On April 9, 2009, the Erie Times-News reported at length on his candidacy. In addition, on April 13, 15 and 27, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Leader Enterprise and Pennsylvania Law Weekly, respectively, ran articles on Brobson.
In the Erie Times-News article, titled "Court hopeful campaigns in Erie," Brobson was quoted saying, "I understand the importance of a court that follows the law and our state and local governments following the law."
As stated in the article, "he is one of three Republican candidates seeking the party's nomination for two open Commonwealth Court seats in the May 19 municipal primary. … The nominees will run in the November 3 municipal election."
The article went on to note that Brobson recently received the endorsement of the state GOP, as well as a "recommended" rating as a judicial candidate from the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
The state Commonwealth Court has nine elected judges, who serve 10-year-terms, and six senior judges, who are appointed. The intermediate appeals court hears cases involving government agencies, including zoning hearing boards and other local boards and commissions, explained the article.
Brobson told the Erie Times-News that his experience in government-related law makes him particularly suited to serve on Commonwealth Court.
In addition, a May 12, 2009, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, titled "Pick two: Both parties have options for Commonwealth Court," formally announced its endorsement of Brobson for Commonwealth Court.