Candidates for town justice positions hit the campaign trail anyway
Turning in early on this Monday night was not an option, at least not for Gates Town Justice Peter P. Pupatelli. Four times his phone rang for arraignments, but that’s just one of the occupational hazards that come with a town justice job. The benefits, however, even outweigh the 2:30 a.m. call, Justice Pupatelli said. [...]
The Farmington Republican candidates for the November elections have secured more than the required signatures from town-registered Republicans on designating petitions to be placed on the ballot for the fall elections, according to Bonnie Lew, chairperson of the town’s Republican committee. According to Lew, candidates required a minimum of 145 signatures to get a place [...]
Caroline Morrison felt like now was the time to move forward in her career, and to continue serving the community. Rochester City Court Judge John E. “Jack” Elliott felt like now was the time to continue doing what he has been doing for the past 10 years, while also continuing to serve the community. Both [...]
Supreme Court, Monroe County — Not for Profit Law — Elections: Buholtz v. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc.
Supreme Court, Monroe County Not for Profit Law — Elections Write in Candidates — By-laws Buholtz v. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. 2013/01909 Judge Fischer Background: The petitioner, a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, commenced a proceeding pursuant to Section 618 of the Not for Profit Law seeking to overturn an election of directors at [...]
A change to a federal law could help avert situations that muddied elections in the most recent Rochester mayoral race and district attorney races in Monroe and Livingston counties. The Hatch Act Modernization Act was signed into law late in December, and essentially provides more leeway for local or state employees who seek public office. [...]
Several judicial vacancies exist in the Fifth and Seventh judicial districts, as recently announced in accordance with Part 150 of the rules of the chief administrator of the state courts. The vacancies will be filled by election in November. In the Seventh Judicial District, there are two vacancies in state Supreme Court and one each [...]
In a national media teleconference from New York City on Monday, the NAACP announced the release of a report expressing concern over what it views as voter suppression laws — legislative proposals and ballot initiatives enacted or proposed since the 2008 presidential election. A 73-page report, entitled “Defending Democracy: Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rights [...]
WASHINGTON — Republicans are maneuvering to short-circuit an effort by Democrats on the National Labor Relations Board to approve rules that would quicken the pace of union elections. The GOP member of the labor board is threatening to resign his post, which would deny the board a quorum and quash the entire process. At the [...]
ALBANY — Citing growing concern over the escalating influence of money in judicial elections, New York’s Administrative Board of the Courts is prohibiting case assignments to elected judges involving their big campaign contributors.
On Friday, the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Seventh Judicial District announced its ratings for candidates running for judicial offices in the District.
Barring a veto by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, villages throughout New York state will now be able to use their old lever-based voting machines during village elections, now that a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Brian Curran, R-Lynbrook, has passed both state houses of the state Legislature.
ALBANY — The new year will bring a stronger voice for conservatives, once on New York’s endangered list, and for liberals with an environmental bent following gains they made in the November elections.