New York judicial elections, 2013

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The New York judicial elections consisted of a general election on November 5th. No judicial elections were scheduled for the September 10th primary.[1]

This page contains candidates for Supreme, New York City Civil and County-level courts. If you are looking for municipal-level candidates, please see:

New York judicial elections, 2013 - Town and Village Courts (A-I)
New York judicial elections, 2013 - Town and Village Courts (J-Q)
New York judicial elections, 2013 - Town and Village Courts (R-Z)

Post-election summary

Statistics from New York's 2013 judicial elections
Total candidates (general election): 833
Incumbent candidates: 513
Unopposed candidates: 486
% of unopposed candidates
who were incumbents:
86%
Total candidates elected/re-elected: 665
New judges elected: 173
Incumbents re-elected: 492
Democratic candidates*: 320
Republican candidates*: 551
Democratic winners*: 238
Republican winners*: 508
* There were 100 candidates who ran on both party lines and were re-elected. These candidates are counted twice (once for each party) in these statistics.
The judicial elections in New York this year were mostly for municipal court seats. In many of these under-the-radar, local elections saw town and village court justices re-elected.

The higher-level trial courts saw plenty of action, especially for the supreme court seats, which attracted a large number of candidates. There were 31 supreme court seats up for election this year, spread across 11 of the 13 judicial districts. The New York City supreme court results are outlined below.

New York City supreme court races:
The results for New York City's supreme court races are in. The city contains the 1st, 2nd, 11th and 12th Judicial Districts. Between those four courts, there were 14 seats up for election this year.

Supreme courts

New York Supreme Court 10th Judicial District

Race 1, candidates competing for 4 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
WeberGary J. Weber NoRepublican11.1%   DefeatedD
ZimmermanHope Schwartz ZimmermanApprovedANoDemocratic14.20%   ApprovedA
GalassoJohn Michael GalassoApprovedANoDemocratic, Republican, Independent24.27%   ApprovedA
PittsArthur G. PittsApprovedAYesDemocratic, Republican, Independence22.0%   ApprovedA
ReillyDavid T. ReillyApprovedANoDemocratic, Republican21.96%   ApprovedA
HughesMatthew G. Hughes NoConservative, Independence4.1%   DefeatedD
HenningsPaul E. Hennings NoConservative3.1%   DefeatedD

New York Supreme Court 11th Judicial District

Race 1, candidates competing for 3 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
CaseyJohn F. Casey NoConservative3.9%   DefeatedD
McDonaldRobert J. McDonaldApprovedAYesDemocratic, Republican, Conservative32.7%   ApprovedA
WeinsteinJeremy S. WeinsteinApprovedAYesDemocratic, Republican32.1%   ApprovedA
SchwartzBarry SchwartzApprovedANoDemocratic23.1%   ApprovedA
KatsorhisKerry John Katsorhis NoRepublican, Conservative8.1%   DefeatedD

New York Supreme Court 12th Judicial District

Race 1, candidates competing for 3 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
WilsonJohn H. Wilson NoRepublican, Conservative3.7%   DefeatedD
RodriguezJulia I. RodriguezApprovedANoDemocratic21.6%   ApprovedA
RuizNorma RuizApprovedAYesDemocratic23.7%   ApprovedA
DouglasLaura G. DouglasApprovedAYesDemocratic24.9%   ApprovedA
SianoRobert D. Siano NoRepublican3.3%   DefeatedD
KuehnerKevin P. Kuehner NoRepublican2.8%   DefeatedD
SchachnerLarry S. Schachner NoDemocratic20.1%   DefeatedD

New York Supreme Court 2nd Judicial District

Race 1, candidates competing for 5 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
BradyRoss Brady NoConservative1.2%   DefeatedD
GreenDesmond GreenApprovedANoDemocratic, Republican16.9%   ApprovedA
GrahamBernard GrahamApprovedANoDemocratic, Republican, Conservative18.0%   ApprovedA
WilliamsBetty J. WilliamsApprovedANoDemocratic, Republican, Conservative20.6%   ApprovedA
Jimenez-SaltaDawn M. Jimenez-SaltaApprovedANoDemocratic, Republican, Conservative18.1%   ApprovedA
ShermanKenneth ShermanApprovedANoDemocratic, Republican, Conservative17.9%   ApprovedA
MirocznikMendy Mirocznik NoWorking Families2.5%   DefeatedD
SchoenbergerIlan Schoenberger NoWorking Families2.4%   DefeatedD
FinneganKevin A. Finnegan NoWorking Families2.4%   DefeatedD

New York Supreme Court 3rd Judicial District

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
DugganW. Dennis Duggan NoWorking Families5.2%   DefeatedD
McNallyRichard J. McNallyApprovedANoDemocratic/Independence53.6%   ApprovedA
Donnelly-StevensCarol Donnelly-Stevens NoRepublican/Conservative41.2%   DefeatedD

New York Supreme Court 4th Judicial District

Seats 1 and 2, candidates competing for 2 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
PowersMark L. Powers NoDemocratic26.1%   DefeatedD
NolanThomas D. NolanApprovedAYesRepublican/Conservative39.4%   ApprovedA
PritzkerStan L. PritzkerApprovedANoRepublican/Conservative34.5%   ApprovedA

New York Supreme Court 5th Judicial District

Seats 1 and 2, candidates competing for 2 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
ParisAnthony J. ParisApprovedAYesRepublican, Conservative, Independence49.8%   ApprovedA
CentraJohn CentraApprovedAYesRepublican, Conservative, Independence50.2%   ApprovedA

New York Supreme Court 6th Judicial District

Race 1, candidates competing for 2 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
FaughnanEugene D. FaughnanApprovedANoRepublican, Conservative48.0%   ApprovedA
O’SheaJudith F. O'SheaApprovedAYesRepublican, Conservative52.00%   ApprovedA

New York Supreme Court 8th Judicial District

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
WojtaszekPaul B. Wojtaszek NoRepublican, Independence45.0%   DefeatedD
MontourMark A. MontourApprovedANoDemocratic, Conservative,
Working Families
54.9%   ApprovedA


New York City Civil Court

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County courts

Chemung County Court, New York

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
RichRichard RichApprovedANoDemocratic, Working Families51.1%   ApprovedA
BakerChristopher P. Baker NoRepublican, Conservative, Independence49.0%   DefeatedD

Columbia County Court, New York

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
NicholsJonathan D. NicholsApprovedAYesRepublican, Conservative, Independence99%   ApprovedA

Monroe County Court, New York

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
CiaccioChristopher S. CiaccioApprovedANoDemocratic51.4%   ApprovedA
IrvingPaul D. Irving NoRepublican, Conservative, Working Families, Independence48.6%   DefeatedD

Nassau County Court, New York

Race 1, candidates competing for 2 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SullivanDavid P. SullivanApprovedANoRepublican, Conservative, Independence27.8%   ApprovedA
AyresDavid J. Ayres YesDemocratic22.2%   DefeatedD
HarringtonPatricia A. HarringtonApprovedANoRepublican27.9%   ApprovedA
LevineDavid I. Levine NoDemocratic22.1%   DefeatedD

Oneida County Court, New York

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
DonaltyBarry M. DonaltyApprovedAYesRepublican, Conservative99.8%   ApprovedA

Wyoming County Court, New York

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
MohunMichael M. MohunApprovedANoRepublican99.8%   ApprovedA


Family courts

Albany County Family Court, New York

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
KushnerSusan KushnerApprovedANoDemocratic, Working Families60.2%ApprovedA73.2%   ApprovedA
MurrayRika Murray NoConservative, Independent26.7%   DefeatedD

Broome County Family Court, New York

Seat 1, candidates competing for 1 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
PinesSpero PinesApprovedAYesDemocratic, Working Families100%   ApprovedA

Erie County Family Court, New York

Seat 1-2, candidates competing for 2 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
CarneyMary Giallanza CarneyApprovedARepublican, Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families49%   ApprovedA
JarzembekJoseph T. Jarzembek 3%   DefeatedD
TripiDeanne M. TripiApprovedARepublican, Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families49%   ApprovedA

Monroe County Family Court, New York

Race 1, candidates competing for 2 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
RuhlmannDandrea Lynn RuhlmannApprovedAYesRepublican, Conservative, Working Families, Independence27.4%   ApprovedA
WalshJim WalshApprovedARepublican, Conservative27.1%   ApprovedA
NevarezJuan A. Nevarez Democratic, Working Families23.7%   DefeatedD
Van LoonNathan A. Van Loon Democratic, Independence21.7%   DefeatedD

Westchester County Family Court, New York

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
DavidsonKathie DavidsonApprovedAYesDemocratic, Republican, Conservative, Working Families, Independence100.0%   ApprovedA


Surrogate courts

Erie County Surrogate's Court, New York

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
HoweBarbara HoweApprovedAYesDemocratic, Republican, Conservative, Independence, Working Families100%   ApprovedA

Rensselaer County Surrogate's Court, New York

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
MorganPaul V. Morgan, Jr.ApprovedANoRepublican, Conservative, Independence, Working Families57.8%   ApprovedA
SaboJoshua Alan Sabo NoDemocratic42.1%   DefeatedD


Mandatory retirement ballot measure

In addition to judicial races, the State of New York also had a judicial ballot measure this year. Proposal 6 sought to increase the mandatory retirement age for judges of the State of New York Court of Appeals and justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. For more information on that measure, see Ballotpedia's New York Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age Amendment, Proposal 6 (2013).

Town and Village Courts

For information on city, town and village court races, see:

New York judicial elections, 2013 - Town and Village Courts (A-I)
New York judicial elections, 2013 - Town and Village Courts (J-Q)
New York judicial elections, 2013 - Town and Village Courts (R-Z)

See also

References

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