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Commission, GRAWA issue ratings for 7th Judicial District candidates

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.

The district includes the counties of Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates.

The commission gave “highly qualified” ratings to New York Supreme Court Seventh Judicial District candidate Nancy E. Smith, Cayuga County Surrogate candidate Mark H. Fandrich and Rochester City Court candidate Melchor E. Castro.

The commission gave “qualified” ratings to Monroe County Court candidates Sandra J. Doorley, Paul D. Irving, J. Scott Odorisi and Douglas A. Randall.

The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys also announced its ratings last week.

GRAWA issued ratings on judicial candidates for the New York State Supreme Court (Seventh Judicial District), Monroe County Court and Rochester City Court. GRAWA gave “highly qualified and commended” ratings to supreme court candidate Nancy E. Smith and Monroe County Court candidate Douglas A. Randall. A “commended” rating is given to candidates who have demonstrated outstanding sensitivity to gender bias issues, women and minorities.

GRAWA gave “highly qualified” ratings to Monroe County Court candidate Sandra J. Doorley and Rochester City Court candidate Melchor E. Castro.

GRAWA gave “qualified” ratings to Monroe County Court candidates Paul D. Irving and Gino M. Nitti.

GRAWA did not recommend Thomas E. Moran for New York State Supreme Court (Seventh Judicial District). Moran did not participate in the evaluation process.