George B. Dawson

Deputy District Attorney

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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 the 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. 

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