Erie County Bar Association releases recommendations for judge

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Five local lawyers are running for judge in Erie County. If you’re trying to figure out who to vote for, perhaps you’ll want to consider the opinion of other lawyers.

The Erie County Bar Association just listed its recommendations for judge. Receiving highly recommended ratings were attorneys David Ridge and Ed Smith. Receiving a rating of recommended was Lawyer Peter Sala. 

Not recommended by fellow attorneys was former Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott. The bar says that rating indicates the candidate does not possess the level of competence, integrity, temperament or experience, to be capable of satisfactory performance as a judge. 

Attorney Erin Connelly did not receive a rating because she did not receive more than 50% of the votes in any of the three categories of highly recommended or not recommended.

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