A Tradition of Service.

Dave Ridge | Candidate for Judge in the Erie County Court of Common Pleas.
About Dave Ridge

An Erie native, graduating from Cathedral Prep and Allegheny College, Dave has been in private practice for over 33 years, after having worked in the Allegheny District Attorney’s office while attending the University of Pittsburgh Law School.

As a trial attorney, Dave has been admitted to the Pennsylvania
Bar, the United States District Court Bar, theThird Circuit Court
of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has handled both criminal and civil cases, and has represented individuals, charitable organizations and corporations. He serves as general counsel for the Barber Institute and the Ridge Policy Group.

Dave is active in the legal community, having served on the board of the Erie County Bar Association and as a member of the PA Trial Lawyers Association. He is a senior member and past chair of a Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania Hearing Committee. He has served as a guest lecturer at various local schools and universities, and has led continuing education seminars sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Why I’m Running for Judge.

For 33 years as a practicing trial lawyer, I’ve witnessed the impact a judge can have on the lives within our community. Through my work with different charitable organizations, I recognize the need for impartial and open-mindedness among our community leaders. I believe this has prepared and led me to serve all of Erie County as a judge of the Court of Common Pleas. If elected, I will apply the law as it is written, and will treat all parties who appear before me with respect, patience and impartiality. I will combine my trial court experience with my commitment to the community to serve Erie County from my first day on the job to my last.

“My parents taught us at a very young age that service to family – and to the community – is extremely important. They led by example and my brother, sister
and I have tried to follow their lead. My wife Wendy and I have supported, coached and volunteered for our children’s sports teams and organizations, and I have supported the MECA Miracle League, the Erie City Mission, Presque Isle State Park, and the TREC Foundation. Now that our three children are grown, I would like to continue my family’s tradition by serving as a Judge on the Erie County Court of Common Pleas.

I look forward to getting out and meeting the residents of Erie County in the coming weeks and I am excited to begin this next chapter in my family’s tradition of service. I ask for your consideration and your vote for Judge on the Erie County Court of Common Pleas.”

A Tradition of Service.
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