The Montgomery County Republican Party has just endorsed its two candidate slate for this fall’s election. Running for Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas will be Maureen C. Coggins of Upper Hanover, PA and Daniel J. Clifford of Springfield, PA. Maureen Coggins has been a trial lawyer for 18 years, and when she was Steve Fairlie’s Team Captain on the Major Crimes team of the District Attorney’s Office in 1996 she tried more cases than any other Assistant District Attorney did in a one year period. There is no question that she knows her way around a courtroom, and would have no problem promptly making the correct rulings on objections and legal issues at trial. She also served as Chief Public Defender for two years in Lehigh County, where she was again involved in many major cases, and giving her exposure to the inner workings of another county’s system as a frame of reference. Coggins and Clifford are running for a spot vacated this year by The Honorable Paul W. Tressler, who turned 70 (the mandatory retirement age) and The Honorable Kent H. Albright, who will turn 70 later this year.