As Anthony Kyriakakis campaigns for Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge, he brings the wisdom of the ancient Greeks with him.

“I was interested in the ideals of justice that were described by our ancient Greek philosophers,” says Kyriakakis, a Greek American. “I seek to serve as a judge because of those ideals of fairness and justice.”

Kyriakakis is one of 27 candidates running for judge in the May 21 primary election, but was one of only two who received the Philadelphia Bar Association’s top rating of “Highly Recommended.” The rating goes to those who “possess a reputation for utmost integrity, and significantly will enhance … the quality of the judiciary,” according to the Bar Association’s ratings criteria. Kyriakakis thinks they appreciated the experience he could bring to the job.