Countdown to the ’07 Election (Wait, What Election?)
October 30th, 2007

Few New Yorkers know that there actually is an election next week – a week from today to be exact. Perhaps more political observers are twiddling their thumbs, anxiously awaiting a citywide contest two years away that already has accumulated several competitive races.

Today the Daily News gives us a little reminder at least about one contest – that of Civil Court judge in Brooklyn, where Noach Dear, a former councilman who is heavily advantaged in the democratic-leaning county, is facing Republican candidate Jim McCall. Dear, who is pretty much guaranteed the spot, has not received an endorsement from the city’s bar association nor does he appear to have significant experience as an attorney, according to the News. Instead of an election, the News is urging an inquiry into Dear’s so-called experience, which has been described with varying aptitude by Dear in numerous court and Conflicts of Interest Board filings.

This story, however, seems fitting for Brooklyn’s judicial contests. The county’s judicial selection has been rife with controversy and corruption, so much so Gotham Gazette made this game several years ago.

If you are interested in this and the other contests coming up next week, you can take a look at our previous coverage of the primary here in our Guide to the Last Minute Voter. And stay tuned for later coverage of the general election.

By on October 30, 2007, 9:16 am
In category: Electoral Politics,Gotham City,Governing | 3 Comments »

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3 Responses to “Countdown to the ’07 Election (Wait, What Election?)”

  1. Carl Levine Says:
    October 30th, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    I clicked on the link to “Guide to the Last Minute Voter: today (10/30) as advised to do by your website (in an article dated today) to get information about the November election, and what I found is the article written in advance of the primary.

  2. Gail Robinson Says:
    October 31st, 2007 at 10:09 am

    That’s true. We will have material on the general election on the web site first thing Monday — for those last minute voters who actually get to vote this year.

  3. Democracy Update for Kings County « Brooklyn Skeptic Says:
    November 1st, 2007 at 9:31 am

    […] has a teaser for their last minute voter guide, but it jumps to info on last September’s election! They […]

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