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The Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State lodge, (FOP) representing more than 40,000 law Enforcement Officers, is surveying candidates for public office for the 2017 Pennsylvania Primary and General Election.

The PA FOP Endorsement Committee (Committee) thanks you for your interest in the FOP’s endorsement of your political candidacy.  The following outlines the Committee’s endorsement procedure.

  • New candidates running for a Pennsylvania General assembly seat must by the filing deadline;
  1.  Submit the 2017 State Candidate Endorsement Survey; and
  2.  Contact local FOP lodges for support.

Current members of the General Assembly running for re-election:

Contact the Pennsylvania State Lodge to schedule an interview with the Endorsement Committee.

  • New candidates running for a Congressional or Senatorial seat must by the filing deadline:
  1.  Submit the 2017 Federal Candidate Endorsement Survey;  and
  2. Contact local FOP Lodges for support.
  •  New Judicial Candidates running for Supreme, Superior, Commonwealth or Court of Common Pleas.

      1. Submit the 2017 Fraternal Order of Police Judicial Survey; and

      2. Contact the local FOP Lodges for support.

Current members of Congress running for re-election:

Contact the Pennsylvania State Lodge to schedule an interview with the Endorsement Committee.

  • Candidates running for Governor:

Contact the Pennsylvania State Lodge to schedule an interview with the Endorsement Committee.

  • FILING DEADLINES:   August  2, 2017

Please e-mail, fax, or mail your completed material by the filing deadline to:

John A. Fiorill, Chairman

PA FOP Endorsement Committee

2949 North Front Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Fax # 717-236-8902

  • To schedule an appointment with the committee or if you have any questions regarding the survey and local lodge information, please contact John Fiorill at 717-278-3439.

  • The FOP represents 114 local lodges from various police organizations throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  We value the opinion of our local lodge officers who provide advice and direction on constituents from their respective areas.  This committee can provide assistance with locating all of the lodges in your district so that you can meet and discuss issues with them prior the State Committee providing consideration for an endorsement.

  • The FOP will not usually issue an endorsement prior to filing deadlines, however, early endorsement requests will be considered.

  • Once the Committee has completed its evaluation, a recommendation is submitted to the FOP’s Executive Board for consideration and approval.

  • All efforts will be made to notify candidates of a decision as soon as possible following action by our Board.  Such notification is made in writing, on official FOP-PA letterhead and signed by the FOP’s President.

  • The FOP reserves the right to withdraw its endorsement at any time and/or modify this procedure for any reason and without prior notice.

Judicial Endorsement and Recommendations
Oct 16, 2017

2017 – Judicial Candidates

The Following Judicial Candidates were Endorsed by the Delegates at the Summer Board Meeting in Nashville TN.  Each candidate is highly qualified and we ask that you vote for them and encourage family, friends and associates to support them with their vote as well.

Supreme Court – Recommended Candidate

Sallie Mundy – Republican

Debra Todd - Democrat

Thomas Saylor - Republican

Superior Court – Recommended Candidates

Emil Giordano – Republican      

  Deborah Kunselman – Democrat

                  Craig Stedman – Republic                             

                 Maria McLaughlin – Democrat                         

Commonwealth Court – Endorsed Candidate

Christine Fizano Cannon - Republican

Ellen H. Ceisler - Democrat


Please notify your membership and request that they, along with family members vote to support the candidates endorsed and recommended by our organization.

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