Harrisburg, June 30, 2016 − David L. Spurgeon, a McKeesport lawyer who currently serves as Deputy District Attorney in Allegheny County, has been confirmed by the state Senate as the newest member of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today.


Brewster released the following statement concerning Spurgeon’s confirmation:

“David Spurgeon will be an outstanding judge and a tremendous asset for Allegheny County. He is a supremely qualified and gifted prosecutor who possesses exceptional qualities and knowledge of the law. He will serve the citizens of Allegheny County well.

“On a more personal level, it was a great day for David and the Mon Valley. It has been quite a while since an individual was nominated and confirmed to the bench from the region. I was pleased that Governor Wolf nominated David and proud to support his nomination.

“He will serve the Mon Valley and the citizens of the county well as a common pleas court judge.”

Spurgeon holds a bachelor degree in political science from Duquesne University and is a 1996 graduate of the School of Law. He has been with the district attorney’s office since 1998.

Spurgeon was confirmed on Wednesday by the Senate with a unanimous (50-0) vote.


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