For Immediate Release
May 13, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Antonetta Stancu for Bucks County District Attorney
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Antonetta Stancu for Bucks County, PA district attorney. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“The EMILYs List community is thrilled to endorse Antonetta Stancu for Bucks County district attorney. Throughout her career, Antonetta has served as a criminal defense lawyer, the Bucks County assistant district attorney, the Bronx County assistant district attorney, and as an assistant U.S. attorney. We are confident that as district attorney, Antonetta will use her vast experience in the legal field and dedication to the people of Bucks County to address mental health, combat the opioid epidemic, reduce gun violence, and improve the criminal justice system. Her steadfast and proven commitment to justice for all makes Antonetta the clear choice for Bucks County district attorney.”
The daughter of immigrants, Antonetta could speak only Romanian on her first day of kindergarten – the language her parents spoke at home. She was the first in her family to finish high school, the first to graduate from college, and the first to go to law school. She earned a BA at Lehigh University and studied law at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Dean School of Law. While at Hofstra, Antonetta was admitted to the school’s summer program where she studied comparative constitutional law under Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a university in France. She began her career in Bronx County, NY, before serving as an assistant U.S. attorney in President Obama’s administration. In 2011, Antonetta returned home to Pennsylvania and spent the next eight years serving as an assistant district attorney in Bucks County. Antonetta is currently a partner in Schatz & Stancu, where she fights for the rights of those accused of crimes.
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