Auditor General Timothy DeFoor Endorses Megan Sullivan for Superior Court

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Citing her experience and efforts to protect Pennsylvanians over the course of her career as a prosecutor, Pennsylvania Auditor General Timothy DeFoor endorsed Megan Sullivan for Superior Court.

“Megan Sullivan is clearly the best choice for Pennsylvania voters to serve as a Judge on the Pennsylvania Superior Court,” said DeFoor. “She possesses all of the qualities that are the hallmark of an excellent judge: judicial temperament, experience, a commitment to the U.S. Constitution, and a respect for the separate and defined roles of our branches of government. Megan will not engage in judicial activism or allow her personal views on public policy to impact her decision-making process in the courtroom.”

Sullivan served as a Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General from 2017 until 2021 and as an Assistant District Attorney in Chester County between 2002 and 2012.  During her 12 years working as a prosecutor, she prosecuted an extensive range of crimes ranging from child abuse to white collar offenses. She has also worked in private practice as a litigation attorney and as an Assistant General Legal Counsel for West Chester University.  A Southeast native, Sullivan graduated Cum Laude from the Temple University Beasley School of Law and earned her undergraduate degree with honors from Saint Joseph’s University.

Throughout her career, Megan has proven to be a fierce advocate for taxpayers and citizens of the commonwealth and her support of victims of crime was recognized by the Crime Victim’s Center of Chester County, which honored her with the Award for Victim Services. Her background and experience have earned her the endorsement of a range of law enforcement organizations, including the Pennsylvania State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association, and Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, as well as the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.

“Ideally, our judicial system and the decisions made by our courts should be based on the law and the facts of a case,” said DeFoor.  “Unfortunately, in recent years, there has been an increasing trend of partisan pressure being exerted on our courts that raise concerns about the independence of the judicial branch of government. Our courts should not be used as a means to implement public policy in the absence of legislative action. Megan Sullivan recognizes the importance of the separation of powers established by our Founding Fathers and the clearly defined roles of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government.  I have confidence that Sullivan will serve with honor and distinction as a member of the Superior Court.”

The General Election is November 2nd, 2021

About Megan Sullivan

Megan Sullivan is a veteran litigator with twenty years of legal experience as both a criminal prosecutor and civil attorney.  She served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General from 2017 until earlier this year when she stepped down to run for the Superior Court. Megan also worked for nearly a decade as an Assistant District Attorney and Supervisory District Attorney in Chester County, prosecuting a variety of cases ranging from child abuse to white collar crime.  Sullivan has also served as an assistant general counsel to West Chester University, and spent several years in private practice representing businesses, municipalities, and educational institutions in a range of civil litigation.

Sullivan is a graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of Law, which she attended in the evenings while working full-time as a law clerk in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Through hard work and a focus on achieving her goals, Sullivan excelled at balancing these dual commitments and graduated cum laude. She also received significant recognition upon her commencement, including the Most Promising Litigator Award, the TASA Award for Outstanding Performance in the Field of Evidence, and the Myron T. Deutsch Memorial Award for Academics.

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