The PA GOP-endorsed team of Superior Court candidates, Cumberland County Judge Christylee Peck and Chester County Deputy District Attorney Megan McCarthy King, were honored with high praise from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. After a review of their careers, writings, and other relevant material necessary to determine the quality of judicial candidates, the Pennsylvania Bar Association gave each candidate a “recommended” rating.
Judge Christylee Peck was first elected to the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas in 2011. Whether it’s sitting on bench trials for criminal cases to overseeing civil suits, protection from abuse petitions, dependency petitions and Orphan’s court matters such as guardianships and wonderful adoptions, Judge Peck knows what it is like to work with all stakeholders in the system to find justice and fairness.
Prior to being elected as a judge, Judge Peck prosecuted the worst of society in the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office as part of the child abuse unit. She then moved to the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted violent criminal offenders who committed homicides, rapes, robberies, and crimes against children.
Deputy District Attorney Megan McCarthy King began her career protecting the most vulnerable as an Assistant District Attorney in the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office where she supervised a child abuse unit—an office where the worst of the human condition was met with tough justice for offenders and hope for victims. Megan later led a county-wide initiative to combat elder abuse, including financial exploitation schemes.
Now Deputy District Attorney in Chester County, Megan has successfully prosecuted homicides, sexual and physical assaults, and taken on increasingly complex schemes to defraud seniors. In recognition of Megan’s accomplishments, she was the only Pennsylvania prosecutor to receive the 2018 Blue Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award from the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, the state leader in child protection. She also has experience in clerking for a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice.
The Primary Election will be held on May 21, 2019.