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Deborah Canty

Campaign Cycle: 2017
Office: Common Pleas Court
Details
First Name
Deborah
Last Name
Canty
Status
Winner
Campaign Cycle
2017
Office
Common Pleas Court
Sitting Judge
No
Party
Democrat
Phone
(484) 440-9456
Email Address
cantycampaign@gmail.com
Website
http://www.cantyforjudge2017.com
Ballot Position (CP)
15
Ballot Position (MC)
0
Button #
27
Endorsements
Bar Association Rating
Recommended
Party/Wards
9th Ward
Unions
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Progressive Groups
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Clergy
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Public Officials
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News Papers
Philadelphia Tribune
Questionnaire
What has been the general nature of your practice?
Family Law - Child Welfare
Why do you consider yourself qualified to be judge?
My ability to analyze, interpret and apply the law. My commitment to fairness, impartiality, and integrity.
What is it about our criminal justice system that inspires you?
The fact that you're innocent until proven guilty so a decision isn't made until all of the facts are presented. Each party gets an equal opportunity to lay out their case and present their version of the facts.
What about our current criminal justice system do you believe needs to be reformed?
The mass incarceration that occurs in the US.
As a judge, what would your sentencing philosophy be?
I would need to abide by sentencing guidelines; however, I believe that justice can be balanced with compassion. As such, I would need to consider the totality of the circumstances.
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night thinking about a case and wishing you had handled something differently? If so, please describe one situation.
I'm thinking about one termination that I lost that I wished the evidence had been presented in a different manner.
Who are your role models and why?
My parents because of their lifelong commitment to service to others.
What is your favorite book, movie, or tv show of all time and why did it speak to you so much?
The Matrix because it spoke to people's ability to create their own destiny.
Name a song that you were obsessed with as a teenager.
Thriller
What is you favorite number?
7