I have withdrawn from the May 21, 2013 primary election for Judge. There were relatively few judicial vacancies this year, and my ballot position — 15th in a field of 36 candidates — was just not strong enough. As a result, I was also unable to secure the endorsement of the Democratic Party.
I truly appreciate and value the strong support that you have given me. It’s important to me and Bill that we be the best possible stewards of your campaign contributions. We have determined that this year, the best strategy is to withdraw from the race now and begin working to building a broad base of support for the 2015 election. There are sure to be more positions open in that year, and by starting now we can build on all of the support and relationships that we established this year.
For now, I will continue to work to improve the justice system by helping prosecutors, judges, lawyers, and law enforcement officers to improve the criminal justice response to sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and human trafficking as an Attorney Advisor at AEquitas: the Prosecutor’s Resource on Violence Against Women. I will also continue to participate in the events of Philadelphia’s political family and work with the members of Philadelphia Democratic City Committee to keep our party strong and to elect qualified candidates.
Thank you again for your friendship and support. They mean a great deal to me.