Beth Naughton BEck
Beth Naughton Beck is a Wallingford resident seeking election to serve as a judge for the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. Beth received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Villanova University, and obtained her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. During her time at Widener, Beth studied abroad at the University of Nairobi Faculty of Law in Nairobi, Kenya. While in Africa, Beth also climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. Currently, Beth is a partner at Swartz Campbell LLC in Media. Beth has been a civil trial attorney for twenty-seven (27) years handling premises liability, breach of contract, and motor vehicle accident cases. Beth is the solicitor for Aston and Upper Providence Townships where she handles municipal law issues involving labor, employment, zoning and land development. Beth has previously served the Delaware Court of Common Pleas, working as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Charles B. Burr II. Beth is a 25-year member of the Delaware County Bar Association where she serves on the Women in the Law Committee and Voluntary Mediation Settlement Program. Beth remains active in her community, volunteering with the Episcopal Place at Park Row, and serving on the Delaware County Drug & Alcohol Advisory Board, Delaware County Heroin Task Force and The Community’s Foundation (formerly Taylor Community Foundation) Board of Directors. Beth is a member of the Friends of the Women’s Commission and former member/chairperson of the Delaware County Women’s Commission.
George Dawson is a Ridley Township resident seeking election to serve as a judge for the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. George received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from King’s College, and received his Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he graduated cum laude. George has previously worked as an attorney for Philadelphia law firms Richard Craig Krause & Associates and Margolis Edelstein, before opening his own law office in Holmes, PA. At his practice, George has represented clients in cases involving domestic relations, personal injury, contract legal disputes, and various felony and misdemeanor cases, handling them from intake to disposition. George is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association and has also been admitted to the US District Court, US Tax Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Currently, George also serves as a Deputy District Attorney for the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, a position he has held since 2013. George was also appointed to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission by Governor Tom Corbett in 2014 and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to serve a 5-year term. George’s duties include providing oversight for the state agency responsible for enforcing Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination laws. In addition to his legal work, George is also active in his community, serving as a School Board Director for the Ridley School District, a position he was first elected to in 2006. As the Director, George works to establish education goals for the approximately 5,800 district students and oversees the districts’ 850 employees and its budget of approximately $100 million. George is also a former youth basketball and football coach and served on the Delaware County Heroin Task Force.
Steven Gerber is a Villanova, Radnor Township resident seeking election to serve as a judge of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. Steve received his B.A. from Trinity College (CT), and his Juris Doctor from William & Mary Law School (VA). Steve is a member of Cozen O’Connor, where he focuses on litigating large property loss actions resulting from fires, building collapses and product failures. Steve regularly serves as a civil arbitrator in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. Steve has done pro bono work for the Homeless Advocacy Project and the Senior Law Center. Steve is a member of the Delaware County, Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Steve has been an active member in his community. Steve currently sits on the board for the Center of Resolution and is a Delaware County representative to the SEPTA Citizens Advisory Committee. Additionally, Steve has served on the Radnor Township School Board including a term as board president, the Parks and Recreation Board, the Educational Foundation Board, the Radnor Girls Crew Club Board where Steve also served a term as president, and as a youth sports coach and leader. Steve and his wife Sue Ellen have three daughters.
Judge Wendy Roberts is a Garnet Valley resident seeking election to serve as a judge for the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. After completing her Bachelor’s degree coursework in English from the University of Connecticut at the age of 20, Wendy received her Juris Doctor from the Widener University School of Law. Wendy currently serves as the judge for Magisterial District Court 32-2-49, a position she has held since 2014. Wendy’s duties include presiding over civil trials and criminal preliminary hearings, reviewing and issuing search warrants for law enforcement, setting bail, and overseeing court proceedings and administration. Wendy was previously a partner at Nistico Roberts, PC, and in that practice appeared in Common Pleas Court over one thousand times. She has been an adjunct professor for 20 years at Delaware Law at Widener University. Wendy was the 2018 President of the Delaware County Magisterial Judges’ Association and is active in the Special Court Judges’ Association of Pennsylvania. She has taught her peers in over 100 hours of Continuing Legal Education. Wendy sits on the board of the Garnet Valley Education Foundation and is a member of the K-12 Counseling Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Republican Women of Western Delaware County, and worked for 20 years as an arbitrator for the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. Wendy, her husband Bill, and their two children reside in Bethel Township.