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 Gail Robinson on September 18, 2007, 9:47 pm
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