Election 2013
11:38 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Stabile Overtakes McVay for Appellate Court Seat

Lawyer Vic Stabile has beaten Allegheny County judge Jack McVay Jr. to win a seat on the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

The battle for the mid-level appeals court was the only statewide race on Tuesday's ballot.

Stabile shook up the race last week by airing a TV ad criticizing McVay because his fiancee and sister-in-law are on the Allegheny County court payroll.

McVay called the ad unfair because he did nothing wrong, and a Pennsylvania Bar Association panel asked Stabile to take down the ad, but he has refused,

The 56-year-old Stabile is a corporate lawyer in Harrisburg and a former Cumberland County Republican Committee chairman.

The 57-year-old McVay has handled family court cases in his six years as a judge and previously worked as a local government lawyer.

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