Amanda is Recommended for the position of Commonwealth Court Judge by the Allegheny County Bar Association.
Endorsed by: the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, The Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters, The United Steelworkers, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, Allegheny/Fayette Central Labor Council, Pennsylvania State Committee Black Caucus, The Steel City Stonewall Democrats, Chester County Young Democrats, Lancaster, Delaware, Dauphin, Cambria, Pike Democratic Committees, 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club, North Boroughs Progressives (list in formation)
Amanda has the support of State Senators Costa, Fontana, and Brewster, State Representatives Emily Kinkaid, Summer Lee, Sara Innamaroto, Ed Gainey, Dan Miller, Anita Kulik, Jessica Benham (in formation)
Amanda is running for Commonwealth Court because she knows the importance of checks and balances, and judicial integrity. Amanda has the compassion and the experience to join the court ensuring a valuable work ethic and understanding of judicial process. “There should never be an attitude of ‘less important’ cases, each case deserves a complete meritorious review.” Amanda is a precision driven attorney who works on behalf of working families. I have been elected twice to Allegheny County Council, during that time I was chair of the Economic Development Committee. I sponsored and ushered the passage of legislation to prohibit discrimination against people because of their gender identity or expression – making Allegheny County only the third county in the Commonwealth to have such protection. I served as a member of the Democratic National Committee, and the DNC’s prestigious Rules and Bylaws Committee. I am a board member of the Women’s Law Project, Pittsburgh Zoo, Jubilee Kitchen and Pittsburgh United, and member of the advisory board of New Voices. I do voter protection work in every election cycle with the PA Democratic legal team. In 2020 our Commonwealth Court was the only court in the country to give consideration to the idea that Pennsylvania’s ballots should be questioned. The following weeks found our nation’s capital under attack.
Amanda has been Admitted to Practice in Courts and Jurisdictions:
Pennsylvania – New Jersey – U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit – U.S. Court of International Trade – U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte Division – U.S. District Court for the Virgin Islands – St. Croix Division – U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio – Eastern Division U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee – Winchester Division U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee – Western Division U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania – U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
BA Duke University
JD Northeastern University
Director of the Civil and Huyman Rights Department and Assistant General Counsel of the United Steelworkers