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Swern, Epstein and Barry nominated for Brooklyn Civil Court seats

September 28, 2018 By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Anne Swern (pictured), Rupert Barry and Jill Epstein are three Democratic candidates for Brooklyn Civil Court judge seats that have been added to the general ballot in November. Each is expected to run unopposed. Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese
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Following a meeting of the Kings County Democratic Party at Kingsborough College on Thursday night, three Democratic judicial candidates have been added to the ballot for Brooklyn Civil Court in November’s election.

Anne Swern, Jill Epstein and Rupert Barry were nominated. As of Friday, there were no Republican or independent nominees to oppose any of the trio.

Swern, an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School, ran for Brooklyn District Attorney and came in second place to Eric Gonzalez in a pool of five candidates. Prior to running last year, Swern worked for two years as managing counsel at Brooklyn Defender Services and for nearly 34 years as an assistant district attorney.

Epstein and Barry are familiar to voters as both have run for bench spots in 2016 and lost. Epstein is a Supreme Court law clerk and Barry is a defense attorney who has formerly served as a prosecutor in Brooklyn and for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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