Roxanne E. Covington is making great strides in Philadelphia, Pa. as a newly elected judge of the Court of Common Pleas. She took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony in January. In her new capacity, Covington will serve as a judge in the Criminal Courts Division.
During the November 2009 election, Covington led a field of more than 20 candidates for a seat on the Court of Common Pleas. Covington is the only African American and African American female elected to the bench in Philadelphia during the 2009 election. She is also the youngest judge serving in the Philadelphia court system.
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