Election 2017: So, Who Are Those Judges You’ll Have to Vote On?

On November 7, New York City voters will decide races for city and county offices, a few vacant state legislative posts and a smattering of judicial positions. The latter are the least understood and least publicized and generally offer voters the least choice. (If you’re looking for a list of candidates for mayor, public advocate or comptroller,click here; for borough president, district attorney or vacant state legislative seats, go here; and for City Council seats, go here. For up to date info on election 2017, sign up for our free Election Watch newsletter.)

What judicial posts you’ll vote on depends on where you live. Search for your address here to find out your judicial district and then check it against the list below.

Voters in the city will select judges for the civil court and the supreme court. According to the New York State Unified Court System:

The Civil Court of the City of New York decides lawsuits involving claims of up to $25,000. The Civil Court includes a small claims part for the informal amounts of up to $5,000, and a housing part for landlord-tenant and housing violation proceedings. The court also handles other civil matters referred by the Supreme Court. New York City Civil Court judges are elected to 10-year terms. … The Supreme Court, a statewide court, generally hears cases outside the authority of the lower courts such as civil matters beyond $25,000, and divorce, separation and annulment proceedings, and (in New York City) criminal prosecutions of felonies. Supreme Court justices are elected to 14-year terms.

Here’s who is on the ballots across the city.

Brooklyn

Justice of the Supreme Court, 2nd Judicial District (Vote for 2)

Bruce M. Balter (Democratic/Republican/Conservative)
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Andrew S. Borrok (Democratic)
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John J. Bruno (Republican/Conservative)
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Judge of the Civil Court (Vote for 6)

Robin K. Sheares (Democratic)
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Vincent F. Martusciello (Conservative)
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John K. O’Hara (Reform)
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Carolyn E. Wade (Democratic)
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Sandra Elena Roper (Democratic/Reform)
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Connie M. Melendez (Democratic)
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Thomas J. Kennedy (Reform)
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Ellen E. Edwards (Democratic)
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Isiris Isela Isaac (Reform)
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Patria Frias-Colon (Democratic)
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Patrick J. Hayes (Reform)
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Judge of the Civil Court, 6th Municipal Court District
Elena Baron (Democratic)
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Bronx

Justice of the Supreme Court, 12th Judicial District (Vote for 4)
Douglas Edwin McKeon (Democratic)
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Joseph E. Capella (Democratic)
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Alison Y. Tuitt (Democratic)
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Armando Montano (Democratic)
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Judge of the Civil Court, 1st Municipal Court District
Fidel Gomez (Democratic)
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Manhattan

 

Judge of the Civil Court, 5th Municipal Court District
Leslie A. Stroth (Democratic)
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Judge of the Civil Court, 9th Municipal Court District (Vote for 2)
James G. Clynes (Democratic/Working Families)
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Suzanne J. Adams (Democratic/Working Families)
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Judge of the Civil Court, 10th Municipal Court District
Geoffrey Wright (Democratic)
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Justice of the Supreme Court. 1st Judicial District (Vote for 6)
Lori Sattler (Democratic)
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William Franc Perry III (Democratic)
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Nancy M. Bannon (Democratic)
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Anthony Cannataro (Democratic)
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Adam Silvera (Democratic)
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Verna L. Saunders (Democratic)
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Judge of the Civil Court (Vote for 2)
Richard A. Tsai (Democratic)
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Phaedra Perry (Democratic)
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Queens

Justice of the Supreme Court, 11th Judicial District (Vote for 6)
Richard G. Latin (Democratic)
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Joseph F. Kasper (Republican/Conservative)
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Jodi Orlow-Mackoff (Democratic/Conservative)
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James J. Kevins Jr. (Republican)
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Ulysses B. Leverett (Democratic)
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Woodruff L. Carroll (Republican)
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David Elliot (Democratic/Republican/Conservative)
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Gregory L. Lasak (Democratic/Republican/Conservative)
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Michael B. Aloise (Democratic/Republican/Conservative)
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Judge of the Civil Court, 1st Municipal Court District
John C. Katsanos (Democratic)
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Judge of the Civil Court, 3rd Municipal Court District
Tracy A. Catapano-Fox (Democratic)
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Judge of the Civil Court, 4th Municipal Court District
Maurice E. Muir (Democratic)
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Judge of the Civil Court, 6th Municipal Court District
Phillip Hom (Democratic)
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Staten Island

Judge of the Civil Court, 2nd Municipal Court District
Teresa R. Nuccio (Democratic)
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Lisa Grey (Republican/Conservative/Independence)
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