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Rita Mella - www.mellaforsurrogate.org
Barbara Jaffee - judgebarbarajaffe.ngpvanhost.com
This is a Manhattan-wide race, so if you are registered to vote in Manhattan, you can vote in this race. However, we have heard from activists that campaigns in races like this (where expected turnout is low) tend to focus GOTV on areas where there is also another competitive election. To see where there are other competitive elections in Manhattan, click here to visit our Hot Races List.
This is a two way race between Civil Court judges Barbara Jaffe and Rita Mella. The winner will follow current Surrogate Kristin Booth Glen, who must leave at the end of the year, as she has reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.
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Rita Mella has been endorsed by the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club and the Stonewall Democrats.
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