Tuesday, November 6, 2007

OMG -- There's An Election Today! How Do We Vote?

Today, Tuesday,November 6, is election day.

If you live in Brooklyn, a surrogate judgeship is up for grabs. The candidates are Diana A. Johnson, a State Supreme Court justice, and ShawnDya L. Simpson, a Civil Court judge and a former Brooklyn assistant district attorney.

According to the NY Times, "a number of reform clubs and African-American political leaders have backed Justice Johnson, while Judge Simpson has the support of the Brooklyn Democratic leader, Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez. Either woman would, if elected, become Brooklyn’s first black surrogate. The Surrogate’s Courts handle wills, adoptions and estates."

City Council member Mathieu Eugene, a Brooklyn Democrat, faces a special election to fill the unexpired term of his predecessor, who moved on to higher offices.

The Brooklyn Eagle has a roundup of the judicial candidates. Be sure to check it out here. Make sure to read the "Maybe You Heard..." sections about each candidate.

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