New York judicial elections, 2012

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The New York judicial elections consisted of a primary election on September 13th and a general election on November 6th.


New York judicial elections summary, 2012

  Court of Appeals Appellate Division Trial
Total candidates 0 0 293
Unopposed candidates 0 38
Judges re-elected 113
Judges not re-elected 17
New judges elected 100
Partisan or Nonpartisan   Partisan  
Democratic winners
Republican winners


Supreme Courts

New York Supreme Court 10th Judicial District

Candidates competed for six seats.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
QuinnChristopher G. Quinn    NoRepublican6.86%   DefeatedD
WeberGary J. Weber    NoRepublican6.62%   DefeatedD
CattersonJames M. Catterson    Yes6.82%   DefeatedD
LeoJohn Leo   ApprovedANoDemocratic8.26%   ApprovedA
WatsonJoy Watson    NoRepublican6.81%   DefeatedD
AustinLeonard Austin   ApprovedAYesDemocratic8.2%   ApprovedA
SteinmanLeonard Steinman   ApprovedANoDemocratic8.09%   ApprovedA
SkelosPeter Skelos   ApprovedAYesRepublican6.9%   ApprovedA
AmbroRichard Ambro   ApprovedANoDemocratic8.16%   ApprovedA
CartierRudolph Cartier    NoRepublican6.47%   DefeatedD
PardesSondra Pardes   ApprovedANoDemocratic8.22%   ApprovedA

New York Supreme Court 11th Judicial District

Candidates competed for three seats.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
LoprestoCharles S. Lopresto   ApprovedANoDemocratic and Republican22.79%   ApprovedA
SilvagniGiovanni Silvagni    NoRepublican5%   DefeatedD
CullenLawrence V. Cullen   ApprovedANoDemocratic20.47%   ApprovedA
PurificationLeslie J. Purificacion   ApprovedANoDemocratic19.44%   ApprovedA
BeltaniRobert V. Beltrani    NoRepublican5.17%   DefeatedD

New York Supreme Court 12th Judicial District

Candidates competed for two seats.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
MillsDonna Mills   ApprovedAYesDemocratic37.03%   ApprovedA
TapiaFernando Tapia   ApprovedANoDemocratic33.88%   ApprovedA
WilsonJohn H. Wilson    NoRepublican, Conservative3.8%   DefeatedD

New York Supreme Court 1st Judicial District

Candidates competed for four seats.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SilverGeorge J. Silver   ApprovedANoDemocratic13.89%   ApprovedA
MendezManuel J. Mendez   ApprovedANoDemocratic16.32%   ApprovedA
ScarpullaSaliann Scarpulla   ApprovedANoDemocratic14.21%   ApprovedA

New York Supreme Court 2nd Judicial District

Candidates competed for three seats.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
KaminsBarry Kamins   ApprovedANoDemocratic23.67%   ApprovedA
ChambersCheryl Chambers   ApprovedAYes25.51%   ApprovedA
MillerWilliam Miller (New York)   ApprovedANoRepublican, Democrat, Conservative23.7%   ApprovedA

New York Supreme Court 3rd Judicial District

Candidates competed for two seats.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
MaloneBernard Malone    YesRepublican17.93%   DefeatedD
WeissmanLarry Weissman    NoWorking Families2.25%   DefeatedD
KavanaghMichael Kavanagh    YesRepublican20.44%   DefeatedD
MottRichard Mott   ApprovedANoDemocratic23.89%   ApprovedA
SchickStephan Schick   ApprovedANoDemocratic21.42%   ApprovedA

New York Supreme Court 4th Judicial District

Candidates competed for four seats.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
CatenaFelix J. Catena    NoRepublican10.07%   DefeatedD
WaitJeffrey D. Wait    NoDemocratic9.32%   DefeatedD
SilvestriJohn Silvestri    NoDemocratic9.51%   DefeatedD
EllisJohn T. Ellis   ApprovedANoRepublican10.14%   ApprovedA
SiseJoseph Sise   ApprovedAYesRepublican11.48%   ApprovedA
PowersMark L. Powers    NoDemocratic9.59%   DefeatedD
BuchananThomas Buchanan   ApprovedANoRepublican10.51%   ApprovedA

New York Supreme Court 6th Judicial District

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
DowdKevin M. Dowd   ApprovedAYesRepublican100%   ApprovedA

New York Supreme Court 7th Judicial District

Candidates competed for two seats.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
BarryDavid Barry    YesRepublican20.68%   DefeatedD
DonofrioGail A. Donofrio   ApprovedANoRepublican27.03%   ApprovedA
OdorisiJ. Scott Odorisi   ApprovedANoDemocratic21.43%   ApprovedA
GleasonSean E. Gleason    NoDemocratic18.01%   DefeatedD

New York Supreme Court 9th Judicial District

Candidates competed for three seats.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
ChuCarl Chu    NoRepublican9.15%   DefeatedD
LoehrGerald Loehr   ApprovedANoDemocratic16.63%   ApprovedA
La CavaJohn R. La Cava    YesRepublican12.01%   DefeatedD
RosaMaria Rosa   ApprovedANoDemocratic19.18%   ApprovedA
CalderinNoreen F. Calderin    NoRepublican, Conservative, Independence11.18%   DefeatedD
LancmanRory Lancman    NoWorking Families.74%   DefeatedD
SciortinoSandra Sciortino   ApprovedANoDemocratic15.41%   ApprovedA


NYC Civil Court

Bronx County

Candidates competed for two seats. Rosado and Hertzberg are running for the 1st District; McShan and Szalkiewicz for the 2nd District.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SzalkiewiczDaniel Szalkiewicz    NoRepublican/Conservative2.29%   DefeatedD
McShanEddie McShan   ApprovedANoDemocratic59.9%ApprovedA83.54%   ApprovedA
HertzbergHarry Hertzberg    NoRepublican, Conservative12.85%   DefeatedD
RosadoLlinet Rosado   ApprovedANoDemocratic71.22%   ApprovedA

Kings County

Candidates competed for two positions.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
WalkerCraig S. Walker   ApprovedANoDemocratic55.06%   ApprovedA
GarsonRobin S. Garson   ApprovedAYesDemocratic53.23%   ApprovedA
BradyRoss Brady    NoConservative24.55%   DefeatedD
MartuscielloVincent F. Martusciello    NoConservative23.55%   DefeatedD

Candidate is running unopposed.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
MontelioneRichard J. Montelione   ApprovedANoDemocratic51.9%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA

Candidate is running unopposed.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
ToussaintWavny Toussaint   ApprovedAYesDemocratic100%   ApprovedA

Candidate is running unopposed.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
MostofskySteven Mostofsky   ApprovedANoDemocratic/Conservative44.8%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA

New York County

Candidates competed for three positions.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SinghAnil C. Singh   ApprovedAYesDemocratic51.96%   ApprovedA
CraneMelissa A. Crane   ApprovedANoDemocratic55.63%   ApprovedA
Verna L. Saunders   ApprovedAYesDemocratic51.96%   ApprovedA

Candidate is running unopposed.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SamuelsDebra R. Samuels   ApprovedAYesDemocrat/Republican100%   ApprovedA

Candidate is running unopposed.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SokoloffLisa Sokoloff   ApprovedANoDemocratic54.5%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA

Candidates competed for two positions.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
EngoronArthur F. Engoron   ApprovedAYesDemocratic100%   ApprovedA
KellyShawn T. Kelly   ApprovedAYesDemocratic100%   ApprovedA

Candidate is running unopposed.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
Rodriguez-MortickJeanette Rodriguez-Morick   ApprovedAYesDemocratic100%   ApprovedA

Queens County

Candidates competed for four positions.

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
GoliaDonna-Marie E. Golia   ApprovedANoDemocratic100%   ApprovedA
LoveLarry L. Love   ApprovedANoDemocratic100%   ApprovedA
CalorasRobert I. Caloras   ApprovedANoDemocratic100%   ApprovedA
LeverettUlysses Leverett   ApprovedANoDemocratic100%   ApprovedA

County Courts

For information about the County Court elections, see New York judicial elections, 2012 - County Courts.

Town and Village Courts

For information about the Town and Village Court elections, see New York judicial elections, 2012 - Town and Village Courts.

In the News

3 votes separate candidates in two races

As featured in JP Election Brief: Highlights of the 2012 judicial elections on November 15, 2012

Candidates competing for the New York Town and Village Courts do not receive particularly high vote totals, since their jurisdiction is limited by a small area. In this year's election, the East Rochester Town Court race in Monroe County and the Olean Town Court in Cattaraugus County may have the distinction of being the closest races yet.

In Monroe County, Dennis J. Greco has 1,196 votes, while David P. Bonacchi has 1,193. In Cattaraugus County, Sherry L. Lemon has 392 votes, while Thomas G. Churakos, Sr. has 389. That's a difference of just three votes! We have labeled these races as too close to call, and will have to wait for the official canvass of votes 15 days after the election to learn the results.

New York races set and announced

As featured in JP Election Brief: Attack ads and voter education on October 25, 2012.

Yesterday, the New York Courts finally released their Voter Guide, revealing races across the state and providing profiles on some judicial candidates. There will be races for all trial courts this year, the Supreme Courts, NYC Civil Court, City Courts, Surrogates' Courts, County Courts, District Courts, Family Courts, and Town and Village Courts. For the Supreme Courts, the state's court of general jurisdiction, there are 30 races, only one of which is uncontested.

One interesting race is for three seats on the 9th Judicial District Supreme Court. Seven candidates competed for three seats. One of those candidates is Rory Lancman, who has served in the New York State Assembly since 2007 and was defeated in the primaries. Lancman was nominated by the Working Families Party in this year's 9th Judicial District race but has a lot of interest surrounding him and his future political priorities. Though he's technically in the race, in an article he expressed his interest in maintaining his law practice before considering long term plans.[1]

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