Candidate for: Court of Common Pleas
I am immensely passionate about helping others and I truly believe in equal justice for all. With that being said, my experience, passion, and determination to see judicial reform, equal treatment, and fairness to be exhibited and exercised from the bench, allows me to confidently say I know that I am the woman for the job!”
Watson’s roots run deep in Allegheny County. Her father, the Honorable J. Warren Watson, was one of the first African American judges and was elected in 1965. Ms. Watson was born in Homewood before moving to the Hill District. After graduating from Howard University in Washington, D.C., Wrenna Watson worked in various industries before becoming a probation officer. As a PO, she came face-to-face with both the highs and lows of the justice system, seeing the inequalities empowered her to go to law school and make a difference.
“I was destined to be a public servant. What drives me is knowing that I have the ability to make a difference in the lives of others,” says Watson. “I will never forget the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. I was driven through my neighborhood in the Hill District by my dad, looking at all the businesses that had been ravaged by riots. It was in that moment that he told me I was intelligent, and someday it will be my responsibility to help people and uplift our community.”
Watson has represented thousands of children, families, business owners, and community members who needed sound counsel. Representing them in Court and assisting with myriad legal matters, Watson has fulfilled the passion and purpose her father instilled in her by serving people in her community every single day. She continues to demonstrate equal justice for all in her courtrooms and has a reputation of being fair and treating everyone with respect.