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Henry Sias

Campaign Cycle: 2019
Office: Common Pleas
Details
First Name
Henry
Last Name
Sias
Status
Defeated
Campaign Cycle
2019
Office
Common Pleas
Sitting Judge
No
Party
Democrat
Phone
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Email Address
henrymsias@gmail.com
Website
https://www.henrysiasforjudge.com/
Ballot Position
27
Button #
21
Votes
33135
Endorsements
Bar Association Rating
Recommended
Party/Wards
Philadelphia Democratic Party, 5th Ward, 8th Ward, 9th Ward, 18th Ward, 27th Ward, 30th Ward
Unions
AFSCME DC 47
Progressive Groups
Victory Fund. Liberty City LGBT Democrats, National Organization of Women (NOW), Americans For Democratic Action (ADA)
Clergy
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Public Officials
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News Papers
Philadelphia Gay News
Questionnaire
What has been the general nature of your practice?
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Why do you consider yourself qualified to be judge?
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What is it about our criminal justice system that inspires you?
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What about our current criminal justice system do you believe needs to be reformed?
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As a judge, what would your sentencing philosophy be?
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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.
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Who are your role models and why?
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What is your favorite book, movie, or tv show of all time and why did it speak to you so much?
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Name a song that you were obsessed with as a teenager.
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What is you favorite number?
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News
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Win or lose on Tuesday, Philadelphia City Council candidates Deja Lynn Alvarez, Adrian Rivera-Reyes, and Lauren Vidas already have made history. The three Democrats are among the first openly LGBTQ Council hopefuls on a major-party primary ballot in the city. The Alvarez candidacy is a milestone for...

Created: 16 May 2019
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Everyone's eyes are on 2020, but there is no shortage of elections happening this year. One of the LGBTQ people running for office is Henry Sias, who, if elected in May, would become the first trans man elected as a judge. Sias, a 42-year-old criminal defense and civil rights attorney, cofounded a...

Created: 31 March 2019
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After graduating from Yale Law School, Henry Sias has been working tirelessly as a defense and civil rights lawyer. He’s also a commissioner on Pennsylvania’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. However, he doesn’t plan on stopping there. His eyes are set on winning his way to being a judge in the...

Created: 22 March 2019
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Henry Sias is in the running to become a judge in Philadelphia, an election that could see him become the first trans male judge in the US. The Yale Law School graduate has been working as a criminal defence and civil rights lawyer in Philadelphia, where he also serves as a Commissioner on...

Created: 19 March 2019
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Three openly LGBT candidates have announced runs for 10-year judgeships on the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, which rules on civil, criminal and family matters. Henry Sias, Tiffany Palmer and Wade Albert are running as Democrats in the May 21 primary. A primary win would ensure a follow-up...

Created: 06 December 2018