Correale Stevens

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Correale Stevens
Court Information:
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $200,000
Appointed by:   Gov. Tom Corbett
Active:   2013-2016
Preceded by:   Joan Orie Melvin
Past post:   Judge, Pennsylvania Superior Court
Past term:   1998-2013
Personal History
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   Pennsylvania State University
Law School:   Dickinson School of Law

Correale F. Stevens is a justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He was appointed by Governor Tom Corbett on June 15, 2013. He was confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate soon after and was sworn in on July 30. He replaced Joan Orie Melvin for a temporary term that expires in January 2016.[1][2][3][4] Stevens is running for election to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2015.[5]



See also: Pennsylvania judicial elections, 2015

Candidates competing for three open seats

Pennsylvania's judicial elections include a primary on May 19, 2015, and a general election on November 3, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates was March 11, 2015. The candidates in the table below will compete in the primary election for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.[5]
Primary election, 2015
    Democratic Dwayne D. Woodruff
    Democratic Christine Donohue
    Democratic Kevin M. Dougherty
    Democratic John H. Foradora
    Democratic David N. Wecht
    Democratic Anne Lazarus
    Republican Judith Olson
    Republican Correale Stevens
    Republican Michael A. George
    Republican Cheryl Lynn Allen
    Republican Anne Covey
    Republican Rebecca L. Warren



Stevens was highly recommended by the Pennsylvania Bar Association, who said, "He has the breadth of experience and knowledge required to serve with distinction on the Supreme Court."[6]


Stevens received his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law.[1]


Stevens is a former private practice attorney and city solicitor for Hazleton, Pennsylvania. He has also served as the Luzerne County district attorney, a position to which he was elected in 1987, and as a state legislator on the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He served four terms as a legislator. His judicial career began with his election to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in November 1997. He served there until his appointment to the supreme court in 2013. He also served as a trial judge for the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas from 2000 to 2007.[1]

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