State Rep. Rick Taylor is running for re-election in the 151st house district. His opponent is Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Todd Stephens. Unlike other areas, Montco doesn't have any rules against ADAs running for office while still working as a prosecutor. This has led to some back and forth accusations in the campaign. From "Criminal defense attorneys filling war chest," by Rich Pietras (Intelligencer 7/26):
The Democrats cited several cases Stephens prosecuted, including a case heard Tuesday against Norman Brooks, who was arrested for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old girl. Democrats point out Michael F. Dunn, the defense attorney representing Brooks, has contributed to Stephens' campaign.
The article also references the same issue in regard to judicial elections. Stephens' campaign responds with some questions of its own for the Taylor campaign. All in good fun!