Democratic Candidate for the Supreme Court:
Highly Recommended by the Pennsylvania Bar Association, first in her family to attend college, single mom, lawyer, judge and appellate judge, Maria McLaughlin personifies the meaning of hard work.
In 2017, Judge McLaughlin led the ticket amongst nine candidates statewide for a seat on the Superior Court, where she now serves.
Judge McLaughlin grew up in the Overbrook section of West Philadelphia. She received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University and her law degree from Delaware Law School-Widener University. Upon graduation from law school and for the next 19 years, Judge McLaughlin worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia and later as Chief of the Child Support Enforcement Unit. She was one of the youngest female Chiefs ever appointed in Philadelphia. Her life is, to this day, dedicated to protecting the rights of children.
Judge McLaughlin is endorsed by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and every County Party, as well as nearly every Elected Official, Labor Union, & Political group in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Details can be found at her website: JudgeMclaughlin.com/endorsements/