CHAMBERSBURG – The annual Lincoln Day Dinner for the Franklin County Republican Committee will be held on April 17 at Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle from 7 to 10 p.m. and one of the speakers will be a candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Commonwealth Court Judge Kevin Brobson, will be running for the Supreme Court in May and this will be an important election for Republicans.
The current State Supreme Court is 5-2 in favor of Democrats, so Judge Brobson will be an important addition to keep things fair.
Allen Coffman, Chairman of the Franklin County Republican Committee, spoke with Pat Ryan and Michele Jansen on First News.
“These are essential to us as Republicans,” Coffman said. “We need to win these races. Anybody who thinks otherwise, they need to take a look at what the State Supreme Court did with the election back in November and they’ll understand the importance of having a more balanced court than we’ve got now at that level.”
Ryan agreed, “The State Supreme Court has made some terrible decisions since I have been on the scene here in Pennsylvania and certainly this audience is very active in political circles and wants to know what can we do to help, how do we help and what’s the story? This one is a huge story to bring in a candidate for State Supreme Court.”
News Talk 103.7FM is working on getting Judge Brobson in for an interview on April 17.
“This is not an election year to sit home,” Jansen noted.
Indeed, with the State Supreme Court leaning 5-2 left, it’s important to get out and vote.
Jansen continued, “I don’t really care whether you’re on the left or right if you follow your constitutional duty. The problem is the current set of Supreme Court judges have revealed themselves to be incredibly political. I don’t want someone that political on the right either. I want someone who will follow the constitution and stay within the limits of what their duties are.”
The Lincoln Day Dinner has been a tradition in Franklin County for a long time – almost 20 years.
Tickets for the dinner are $50 each and are available by contacting Franklin County Republican headquarters at 717-263-7999. The headquarters is open M-F from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.