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Election Results
September 18th, 2007

Most New Yorkers probably didn’t notice the primary but for those of you who did: Diana Johnson was the day’s big winner. She won the Democratic contest for Surrogate Court judge in Brooklyn, defeating Shawndya Simpson with about 59 percent of the vote, according to unofficial returns. The race was marked by controversy over whether Simpson really lives in Brooklyn and which candidate was tied to what political boss.

In the Civil Court race from Brooklyn’s Fifth District, Noach Dear defeated Karen Yellen. It broke a losing streak for Dear, who has become a kind of perennial (and perennially unsuccessful) candidate since term limits forced him from City Council in 2001. And it proved endorsements do not always count for much. Legal groups and newspapers found Dear unqualified to serve on the bench. He got almost 60 percent of the vote anyway.

By on September 18, 2007, 9:47 pm
In category: Electoral Politics,Governing,Law | 6 Comments »

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6 Responses to “Election Results”

  1. Law student Says:
    September 18th, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    I voted for Johnson this morning. If I were in his judicial district, Dear would certainly not have gotten my vote. It’s only a matter of time before this corrupt and utterly unqualified political hack is forced out of office. What a shame!

    It’s time to eliminate this broken system of electing judges. Unfortunately far too much of our judiciary is corrupted by it.

  2. Rocky Says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 8:32 am

    I know that asking this makes me insane, but where can I find the Wash Hts/Inwood district leader results?

  3. Gail Robinson Says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    We’ve posted the winners on Gotham Gazette: http://www.gothamgazette.com/campaign2007_pe_results.php

  4. harry rodriguez Says:
    September 24th, 2007 at 10:11 am

    your results for the 68th assembly district part b are incorrect. I won that race by over 80 votes. please correct.
    harry rodriguez district leader 68th part b
    thanks

  5. Courtney Gross Says:
    October 3rd, 2007 at 11:44 am

    In response to Harry Rodriguez’s comment, Gotham Gazette has checked with the city’s Board of Elections, which confirmed the unofficial results currently on our site.

    Official results, which could affect the outcome of a number of races, are not yet available. The results will be posted as soon as they become available, which should be by Friday.

  6. con jest Says:
    October 17th, 2007 at 12:52 am

    why wasn’t the matter of congestion pricing put on the primary ballot?

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