Dear Butler County Voters –

I’m honored to announce my candidacy for Judge of the Butler County Court of Common Pleas.

My experience in private legal practice and as an Assistant Public Defender in Butler County have made me uniquely qualified to serve as a Common Pleas Judge. I have practiced in all divisions of our Butler County court system: criminal, civil, family and orphans’ court. I have significant experience with both jury trials and non-jury trials.

While most people will never need to enter a courtroom, those that do deserve their fair day in court. They deserve a judge that will listen to all of the facts presented, without attaching their own emotions or imposing their own opinions or beliefs—a judge that will apply the applicable law to the facts as presented and render a fair and impartial decision based upon that law. They deserve a judge that can remain calm and rational, who can make tough decisions based on precedent and without bias. A judge who can provide well-reasoned decisions rooted
in the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions and the applicable rule of law. I am that candidate for Common Pleas Judge.  

I have spent the majority of my legal practice in public service. I started my career as a law clerk for the Honorable Kelley Streib in the Court of Common Pleas in Butler County. I understand the complexities of the court system in Butler County. I am in the courtroom nearly every day. As an Assistant Public Defender, it is my duty and responsibility under the United States Constitution to represent all qualified individuals. Just as I cannot pick and choose my clients, a judge cannot pick and choose what cases they will address. There will be tough cases and difficult decisions—I am committed listening to the facts, applying the law and making decisions without bias. The role of a Common Pleas Judge is to act as a neutral fact finder.

As I kick off my campaign, I am humbled to have the support of my family and friends. My husband, our two daughters and I live in Adams Township. I was born and raised in Butler County and my parents, Michael and Nancy Sippey, still reside in my childhood home in Middlesex Township. My mother was a school teacher and my father a police officer. My seven sisters and I were raised with a solid understanding of the importance of caring for and respecting those around us. I will carry these values with me as a judge—I will treat all litigants and attorneys with the utmost dignity and respect.

I believe that with my knowledge and experience within the Butler County court system, I am the candidate best able to serve the citizens of Butler County as their next judge.

On November 7th, I ask for your vote for Judge of the Butler County Court of Common Pleas.

Maura Palumbi

“I see my role as a judge to apply the law fairly, consistently, and impartially.”

Will follow the Constitutions of the United States and our Commonwealth

Has extensive criminal, civil, juvenile, and family law experience

Regularly appears in front of Common Pleas Judges and Magisterial District Judges

Proven record of honesty, integrity and protecting constitutional rights

Raised in Butler County, lives in Butler County and works in Butler County

Qualified to make the tough decisions and deliver fair results

“I have great respect and appreciation for all law enforcement officers. I am humbled and honored to receive the endorsement of the F.O.P. Thank you Brady Paul Lodge!”

View the endorsement letter here!

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