Judicial Forum welcomes Sambroak, Kelly


Mercyhurst University welcomes Bill Kelly Jr. and Robert A. Sambroak Jr., judicial candidates for Erie County Court of Common Pleas, to Judicial Forum 2013, where they will discuss their qualifications for the bench and answer questions on why they believe they deserve your vote.

The forum takes place Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the university’s Taylor Little Theatre. Sponsored by the Mercyhurst University Civic Institute and the School of Social Sciences, it is free and open to the public.

Kelly, 48, is in private practice. He earned both his business and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame.

A Republican, he cross-filed for both nominations in the May primary; won the Democratic nod with 6,613 votes, and won a total of 9,958 combined Democratic and Republican votes.

He is married and the father of four children.

Sambroak, 57, is first assistant district attorney in the office of District Attorney Jack Daneri. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pittsburgh and his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

A Republican, he cross-filed for both nominations in the May primary; won the Republican nod with 4,852 votes, and was the top vote-getter overall with 10,917 combined Republican and Democratic votes.

Sambroak is married with two children and seven grandchildren.



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