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to me in NOIR Restaurant, hugged eing a judge is the most responsible position in me and thanked me for doing such our democracy. Everyone great things for her daughter.” deserves a fair trial by an BRUMBACH received her uninterested jurist.” Marissa dergraduate degree in finance from Brumbach, candidate for Saint Joseph’s University and her judge in Philadelphia, ex- law degree from Widener Univerpressed that sentiment in a sity School of Law. She originally recent interview. wanted to pursue a career in finance It has been one of the foundations but during an internship, she came of her philosophy during her more to the realization that she wanted to than 20 years as a lawyer represent- expand beyond just finance. ing people from all walks of life. “I By going to law school, BRUMbelieve a judge should walk in some- BACH says she could get involved one else’s shoes,” says BRUMBACH, in corporate securities law, which who was born and raised - and still would join her finance and law lives - in South Philly. Her lifelong education. However, it was a crimicommitment to the neighborhood nal law advocacy class that got her includes working as a candy striper attention. It was exciting to be a in a hospital, scooping ice cream, courtroom lawyer. camp counseling and even bartendBRUMBACH and her sister ing. As a result of her varied service credit their mother’s influence to roles including offering low cost chase dreams, become educated legal services, BRUMBACH has and do what makes them happy. earned the trust, confidence and re- It just so happens to be very good spect of those in the community. advice. “I have made a living doing As a lawyer, BRUMBACH pro- what I really love to do,” she says. vides criminal legal services to peoNow, BRUMBACH is looking ple who can’t afford representation to take her experience as a lawyer when they need it. “People have ev- and become a judge, running in the eryday issues. I enjoy helping them. upcoming primary election on May I am part lawyer, part friend, part 16th. “Truth and justice is what I psychologist,” she explains. “I want believe in. Have a moral compass. to help get them on the right path. Have common courtesy. Be reWhen I deal with domestic cases, I spectful of people.” want to help them navigate through Her campaign website states: and get them back in balance.” “This is not just a job and you go She points to one domestic cus- home at 5 PM. The decisions imtody case which was contentious and pact real lives of individuals, not where she, at times, had a conflict only today, but every day into the with the mother of a young woman future.” Get Out and Vote. she was representing. A few years afYou can learn more about Marissa ter the trial, the mother, who had dis- Brumbach at www.brumbachforagreed with BRUMBACH, “came up judge@gmail.com. prh

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