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Leon Goodman

Campaign Cycle: 2017
Office: Common Pleas Court
Details
First Name
Leon
Last Name
Goodman
Status
Defeated
Campaign Cycle
2017
Office
Common Pleas Court
Sitting Judge
No
Party
Democrat
Phone
2158544004
Email Address
goodman4judge@comcast.net
Website
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Ballot Position (CP)
14
Ballot Position (MC)
0
Button #
26
Endorsements
Bar Association Rating
Recommended
Party/Wards
5th Ward, 8th Ward, 9th Ward, 27 Ward, 30th Ward
Unions
Philadelphia AFL-CIO, AFSCME DC 33, AFSCME DC 47, AFSCME District 1199c, Laborer's District Council, Laborers Local 332
Progressive Groups
Guardian Civic League
Clergy
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Public Officials
Governor Ed Rendell, State Rep. Donna Bullock
News Papers
Philadelphia Gay News, Philadelphia Tribune
Questionnaire
What has been the general nature of your practice?
Litigation
Why do you consider yourself qualified to be judge?
My integrity, compassion and experience.
What is it about our criminal justice system that inspires you?
Compared to the rest of the world it is the most fair to common man
What about our current criminal justice system do you believe needs to be reformed?
Sentencing and at times uneven treatment.
As a judge, what would your sentencing philosophy be?
Equal justice under the law without respect to a persons wealth or standing.
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.
Any attorney that has not, has never walked into a courtroom and fought for a client. Having tried thousands of cases, I learned that to avoid that regret, you wake up and loose sleep before you try the case.
Who are your role models and why?
Thurgood Marshall, and MLK. Both men who stood on pricipals, and were willing to die for what they believed.
What is your favorite book, movie, or tv show of all time and why did it speak to you so much?
I have too many to count. Reading is a way to see the world without leaving your room. Books that inspire me do so because they encourage me to see the world through different views.
Name a song that you were obsessed with as a teenager.
In the Air Tonight.
What is you favorite number?
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