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Santarelli for Judge
P.O. Box 223
Springfield, PA 19064
A 23-year Delaware County resident residing in Springfield Township with his wife and four children, Raymond Santarelli is an experienced counsellor of private and public clients in governmental and regulatory matters; trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts; and matters including contracts, compliance, procurement, environmental law, labor, and employment law, insurance, employee relations, zoning, and land use and planning.
Mr. Santarelli has been an integral part of the Delaware County Democratic Party for over 20 years, having served as Committee Member (Aston Township 1998-2000 and Springfield Township 2000-2020), County Democratic Party Solicitor (1998-2010), Springfield Township Democratic Party Chair (2010-2020), and Democratic State Committee Member (2014-2020). He has helped many candidates both local and statewide achieve their campaign goal of success, through both fundraising and his long experience of serving within the Party.
Mr. Santarelli is an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey for over twenty-five (25) years. During his professional career, he worked as a law clerk for the President Judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, and then for nineteen (19) years in the private practice of law with a regional law firm.
From January 2004 through July 2015, Mr. Santarelli served as municipal solicitor to various municipalities in Delaware County (Darby Borough, Folcroft Borough, Yeadon Borough, and Sharon Hill Borough). He also is currently in his third three-year term serving as a Hearing Committee Member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. From 2004-2015, he served as a Common Pleas Court Arbitrator.
In July 2015, he left private practice to choose public service, as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Delaware River Port Authority (“DRPA”) and Port Authority Transit Corporation (“PATCO”), where he supervises a diverse staff of 20 other public servants, including attorneys, administrators, and administrative professional staff. The DRPA is a regional bi-state transportation agency with over 850 employees, a significant portion of whom are members of organized labor (Teamsters, IBEW, Operating Engineers, and Police).
He is a long way from his roots of growing up in Southwest Philadelphia, where he worked a paper route and in his father's tailor shop. As one of four boys, he learned at an early age the value of hard work and dedication. This upbringing honed a work ethic that would have him working various jobs during college (Villanova) and law school (Widener) to help defray the cost of his education and living expenses.
As a private attorney, Raymond Santarelli has represented individuals, municipal governments and small and large businesses. During his public service, he has counseled and represented a $350 million bi-state governmental agency. His life and work experiences provide a wide range of perspective, preparing him to continue public service in the most important role of his life – a Judge on the Delaware County Court - where he will strive with experience, perspective, and integrity, to do justice for all who would appear before the Court.