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Brooklyn judicial election results: New judges picked to Kings County 

November 9, 2023 Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor
Hon. Saul Stein and Hon. Caroline Piela Cohen became the two youngest Supreme Court justices in Brooklyn after they won their judicial races on Tuesday night.Photo: Robert Abruzzese/Brooklyn Eagle
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In the general elections held on November 7, 2023, several candidates clinched their seats on the Kings County Supreme Court. The election saw Rachel Freier garner 135,789 votes, Sharon A.B. Clarke received 138,498 votes, Joanne Quinones with 134,410 votes, Caroline Piela Cohen at 105,852 votes, Heela Capell earning 128,437 votes, and Saul Stein with 131,223 votes.

Timothy Peterson, the sole Republican candidate in the race for Supreme Court judge in Brooklyn, received 33,377 votes, significantly trailing behind his Democratic counterparts.

Most judicial positions were effectively decided in the Democratic primary, with no further contests in the general election. Bernard J. Graham was confirmed for Surrogate’s Court with 128,353 votes, running uncontested.

In the Civil Court for County Kings, candidates Betsey Jean-Jacques, Linda Wilson, Marva Brown, and Monique Holaman won their seats without opposition, receiving 113,687, 117,561, 122,440, and 110,162 votes respectively.

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The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Municipal Court Districts in Kings also concluded with Rena Malik, Lola Waterman, Babatunde Akowe, and Javier Ortiz winning their Civil Court races, each running uncontested.


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