Republicans in Edgmont handed out this "I voted in Delco!" sticker to those that took part in their years elections.

Democrats made history by securing four open seats on the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday, according to unofficial election results. Though there had been Democrats appointed to the bench before, none had ever won in a general election before.

According to figures tallied as of 11:30 p.m. with 97.4 percent of machines recorded, Democrats Nusrat Rashid of Chester Township, Kelly Eckel of Upper Providence, Stephanie Klein of Wallingford and Rick Lowe of Middletown beat out Republicans Steven K. Gerber of Radnor, George Dawson of Ridley, Elizabeth Naughton Beck of Nether Providence and Wendy B. Roberts of Bethel.

Klein received the most votes with 85,995, followed by Rashid with 82,990, Eckel with 80,040 and Lowe bringing up the rear with 78,006 votes.

Dawson received the highest vote total for Republicans with 69,517, followed by Gerber, who received 69,031, Roberts, who tallied 68,778 and Beck, who received 68,400.

Republican Judge Linda Cartisano was also retained for another 10-year term with 57,445 voting “yes” and 24,233 voting “no.”

Rashid holds a juris doctorate from Temple University School of Law. She has practiced law for 20 years and has owned a private practice in Chester since 2010, where she focuses on criminal defense and family law.

She said her experience representing underserved communities has granted her a unique and valuable insight into the challenges faced by many county residents that she hopes to bring to the bench. If elected in November, she would be the first African American woman on the county Court of Common Pleas.

Eckel, a cum laude graduate of Temple University School of Law, ran for the bench in 2017 and narrowly lost to former District Attorney Jack Whelan. She has been practicing for 22 years and currently works as a commercial litigator at Duane Morris LLP.

Eckel was appointed to the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Neutral Arbitrators in 2010, where she presides over pre-trial and evidentiary hearings, resolves discovery disputes, reviews written submissions, makes factual and legal findings, and issues rulings and awards.

Klein, who received a law degree from the Washington College of Law, American University in Washington, D.C., served as Magisterial District Judge in 32-1-28 covering Media, Nether Providence and Swarthmore from 1995 to 2013, winning three elections.

Since 2014, Klein has mediated numerous discrimination cases for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and recently testified in front of the House Democratic Policy Committee on mediating sexual harassment cases.

Lowe is a former Swarthmore mayor, the first Democrat to be elected to that position, and holds a J.D. from New York University. He has been practicing for 36 years as a civil attorney specializing in construction matters, including about 10 years as an arbitrator, mediator and a judge pro tem.

Lowe said his experience as an attorney, as a mayor working with police, as an advocate for victim’s rights and his work teaching a course in American history to prisoners at SCI Graterford has given him a well-rounded perspective on numerous legal issues.

The term for a judge in the Court of Common Pleas is 10 years with an annual salary of $183,184, as set by the state.

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