While ten contested races sounds like a high number, it’s not. In 2006, there were 16 contested races; in 2012 there were 12 contests; and in 2008 there were also 10. Anyone remember the likes of Shirlyon McWhorter, Stephen Millan, Michael Samuels, Migna Sanchez Llorens, Bonnie Rippingile, Josie Velis, Gina Mendez, and Jose Sanchez-Gronlier. Those were just some of the losers in 2006.
Here are your contested judicial races:
Circuit Group 9 – Incumbent Jason Bloch v. Marcia Del Rey
Circuit Group 30 – Incumbent Rosa Rodriguez v. Daniel Espinosa
Circuit Group 34 – Mark Blumstein v. Renee Gordon v. Denise Martinez-Scanziani v. Luis Perez-Medina. (Judge Gill Freeman retiring).
Circuit Group 52 – Rosy Aponte v. Carol “Jodie” Breece v. Oscar Rodriguez-Fonts. (Judge Michael Genden retiring).
Circuit Group 66 – Incumbent Robert Luck v. Yolly Roberson
Circuit Group 74 – Incumbent George “Jorge” Sarduy v. Elena Ortega-Tauler
County Group 5 – Incumbent Fred Seraphin v. Milena Abreu
County Group 7 – Incumbent Ed Newman v. Lizzett Martinez
County Group 15 – Ruben Yury Alcoba v. Linda Luce (Judge Judith Rubenstein retiring).
County Group 35 – Incumbent Wendell Graham v. Antonio “Tony” Jimenez
ELECTED WITHOUT OPPOSITION …..
Congratulations to the following 17 Judges/former Judge who have been elected to a six year term with an annual salary of $146,080 (Circuit Court) and $138,020 (County Court):
Rodolfo “Rudy” Ruiz
David Young* (former Judge)
Samantha Ruiz Cohen
Laura Anne Stuzin
FERNANDEZ RUNDLE & MARTINEZ BOTH REELECTED
Also elected without opposition were State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Public Defender Carlos Martinez. For Carlos, who was first elected in 2008, this is his third term. For Kathy, who is 66 years young, this is her seventh term. She took over for Janet Reno in 1993 when President Clinton names Reno as Attorney General. She was then elected in 1994 and reelected six more times. Is this her final term? What do you think?
NORTH OF THE BORDER
A lot of movement has taken place over the past few days in both the County Court and Circuit Court judicial races.