In the only contested race in Manhattan – where there are three judicial candidates running for two civil court vacancies – Shari Michels is leading Kelly O’Neill Levy 17.76% to 13.61%.
Less than 20% of precincts have reported so far.
It’s a noteworthy race because neither Michels or Levy are running on the Democratic Read More
On this day of fasting and atonement, some judicial politics:
Hovering over the judicial elections this year is the federal lawsuit that could do away with the judicial conventions, which is where county leaders basically pick judges. With the lawsuit in review, the last thing a party wants to do is be seen playing Read More
Judicial races are usually uneventful, preordained contests decided by party officials before they ever get to the voters. Except when one Democratic candidate (Vernice Powell) gets kicked off the ballot because of petitions and the other (Luis Nock) drops out for some unknown reason.
That’s what happened in one civil court judicial race in Manhattan. Read More