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Toomey and Casey Applaud Confirmation of Judge Marilyn Horan to Western District of Pennsylvania

September 6, 2018
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Washington, D.C. - Following the confirmation of Judge Marilyn J. Horan as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) released the following statements:

"Judge Horan's intellect, experience, and character make her well-suited to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania," said Senator Toomey. "I am pleased that Judge Horan was confirmed by the United States Senate and am confident she will serve the people of Pennsylvania well."

"I am pleased that the Senate has finally confirmed Judge Marilyn Horan for the Western District. Judge Horan has served on the Court of Common Pleas in Butler County for over two decades, distinguishing herself through her work in family law and the juvenile court system," said Senator Casey. "She also brings with her seventeen years of experience in private practice. This breadth of knowledge and experience, as well as her temperament and commitment to public service, will be a credit to the bench and the people of the Western District. I commend this distinguished jurist on her new appointment and look forward to her continued service."

Since Senator Toomey joined the Senate in 2011, Senators Toomey and Casey have worked together, in a bipartisan fashion, to fill vacancies on the federal bench in Pennsylvania. Together they have vetted, recommended, and confirmed 16 Federal District Court Judges for Pennsylvania. Only two states - California and New York - have had more district court judges confirmed to their federal benches during this time.

Background:

Judge Marilyn J. Horan: Judge Marilyn Jean Horan serves as a Judge on the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, where she has served since 1996. Prior to her election to the bench, Judge Horan spent seventeen years as an attorney with the Butler, Pennsylvania law firm of Murrin, Taylor, Flach & Horan where her practice included all areas of civil litigation, family and domestic relations, orphans court practice, business and estate planning, administrative law, and bankruptcy. Judge Horan earned her B.S., magna cum laude, from Pennsylvania State University, and her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.