Meet Judge Crompton.
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Judge J. Andrew “Drew” Crompton graduated from Phil-Mont Christian Academy High School, Dickinson College and Widener School of Law in Harrisburg.
He has resided in Central Pennsylvania since 1993 and became a leading figure in government circles, acting as counsel and spokesman for the state senate leadership.
In his role as General Counsel to the Senate Republicans, and Chief-of-Staff for Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Judge Crompton served as a vital link among all branches of government, providing leadership and counsel in the passage of vital legislation affecting Pennsylvanians in every walk of life.
Prior to ascending to the Commonwealth Court, Crompton drafted numerous laws, that included energy development, tax reduction, and healthcare savings accounts. He also quarterbacked for extensive civil and criminal matters, with a major percentage of his cases argued before both the Commonwealth and Supreme Court.
He was the point lawyer for dozens of high-profile cases including redistricting, negotiating a settlement with the NCAA, budget disputes and separation of power cases (often to rein in the power of the Governor or other executives). Judge Crompton also participated in the seminal U.S. Supreme Court case, DC v. Heller, to protect the 2nd Amendment. Prior to leaving the Senate, Judge Crompton intervened on behalf of many Republican Senators to oppose the use of taxpayer dollars for abortion.
During his Senate tenure, Crompton served as spokesman to media on a wide variety of matters, as well as in public forums across the state. This experience gave him an insight into the different priorities and concerns across the Commonwealth’s 67 counties.
Judge Crompton’s current appointed term to the Commonwealth Court runs from January 2020 to January 2022. He was confirmed by a 42-7 vote of the Senate, which included the support of every Republican member. However, the best proof of his acumen as a Judge is the over 70 opinions he has filed to date. Hailed as straightforward, thoughtful and objective, Judge Crompton’s decisions have served as important. Although running for any office was never his goal, Judge Crompton seeks to continue his service on the bench, especially as the courts take an increasingly vital role in public life.
During his career he has established extensive contacts with individuals and organizations that have committed both financial and political support to his campaign.
Judge Crompton and his wife, Megan, have been married for 17 years. They live in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County with their two daughters, Mallory, 13, and Morgan, 8.