Ernest D. Preate
Fmr. Attorney General, Pennsylvania
Ernest D. Preate, Jr, is a practicing attorney in Scranton, Pa. Mr. Preate is a former Pennsylvania Attorney General. As Attorney General, he successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case, Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania v. Casey on behalf of Robert P. Casey then governor of Pennsylvania. Preate also successfully argued another landmark case, Blystone v. Pennsylvania in the United Stares Supreme Court addressing the death penalty.
Prior to serving as Attorney General, Preate was district attorney of Lackawanna County. He ran for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1994, but came in second for the Republican nomination behind then-congressman Tom Ridge, who won the general election.