Why it Matters
The 15-seat court handles civil and criminal appeals from Pennsylvania’s county courts.
Judges serve 10-year terms and run for re-election in up-or-down retention races. The court currently has eight Republicans and six Democrats, with one Republican not running for another term.
Peck worked in Lancaster County from 2003 through 2005, specializing in child abuse cases. King worked on elder- and child-abuse cases during two stints at the office, from 1996 to 1999 and 2012 to 2015.