Why I Am Running for Judge:
Fairness * Integrity * Experience
I am the daughter of two school teachers. My mother is from a family of school teachers and steelworkers, my father from a family of school teachers and farmers. I am also the daughter of a father with a disability. My father suffered from a degenerative muscular disease and the three flights of steps to his Chemistry lab room were more than his unsteady gait would permit. As a result, he was forced to retire at a very young age. This was many years before enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act and in a different time; however, the inequity and the personal cost to my father and our family resonated and grew into a personal calling for me. I became an attorney and have spent my career advocating for fairness in the workplace, fairness for families and students, and equal opportunity for all. As a Judge, every person who enters my courtroom can expect fairness in the pursuit of justice.
As an Attorney, I have always held myself to the highest standards of excellence, ethics and integrity. As a Judge, my courtroom will be administered with the same high standards of integrity that have defined my career for more than two decades.
I earned both my Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. After law school, I took a position with a law firm where I assisted in preparing the first lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania under the newly enacted Americans with Disabilities Act, a very proud moment for me. I have spent over 20 years representing working women and men. Notably, I represented the American Postal Workers Union during the 2001 anthrax crisis in order to ensure that certain postal facilities were safe for employees. In addition, I am a volunteer child advocate and have worked to guarantee that students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education. Having spent over two decades presenting cases before federal and state trial and appellate courts, administrative tribunals, to Judges, Administrative Law Judges, Arbitrators and Mediators, I have participated in many aspects of our judicial system. As a Judge, I will use these experiences to assure that every person who comes before the Court is heard and that justice is fairly administered.
Fairness * Integrity* Experience
Fairness, Integrity, and Experience have been the hallmarks of my career. As a Judge, I will apply those same career-defining characteristics to my courtroom. I promise that each person who comes before the Court will be treated with fairness and respect, regardless whether the person is a witness, victim, juror, an accused person or an attorney. I pledge to be prepared for each case that I hear, to listen to all sides without bias, to equally apply the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to abide by our Constitution. It will be my honor to serve the residents of Delaware County.
On November 5, 2013, Vote for Nancy A. Walker
Judge for Court of Common Pleas