I look forward to reading your editorial endorsements of candidates before each fall's election. I often find myself in agreement with your recommendations and, even when I do not, I find them to be thoughtful. Thus, it was with great surprise that I read your endorsements for the Superior Court for this November's election ("Superior Picks," Oct. 26).
You simply missed the best and most qualified candidate in your discussion. While I know and respect several of the candidates whom you mentioned, I was surprised and disappointed that you missed the clear first choice -- Judge Judy Olson.
Judge Olson has not only served with distinction in her short time on the Court of Common Pleas, but she is the only one of the candidates for Superior Court who received the highest rating from both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association. She has more experience as a practicing lawyer than any of the other candidates. She has both the temperament and the intellect to make an outstanding judge.
Beyond her accomplishments as a lawyer and judge, she is an outstanding public citizen. She has served the American Heart Association, both locally and now as a member of the national board of directors. She has given countless hours of time and devotion to Children's Hospital, where she has served on boards and committees. She has been active in church activities and numerous other community activities. She is simply the best-qualified candidate for the Superior Court.
PAUL H. TITUS
The writer is a lawyer with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.