"Our LGBT families seek equal treatment and justice through the legal and judicial system," said SDWNY Vice-President of Party Affairs Kitty Lambert-Rudd. "This cannot be accomplished if there is not an understanding of the cultural aspects of the LGBT community or basic respect of our families, our relationships, or even an acknowledgement of our basic human dignity. The decision to endorse Brenda Freedman was not a casual one. Each of the candidates seeking our endorsement are excellent. Each would serve the citizens of WNY well. Brenda came with a plan to address a broken system. We felt this made her exceptional. We encourage voters to cast their ballot for Ms Freedman on the Democrat line in the primary on Thursday, Sept 10th, 2015."
Brenda Freedman is running in the Democratic Primary for the Family Court. Her opponents Kelly Brinkworth and Michele Brown also interviewed with SDWNY. Candidate Joe Jarzembek, who has interviewed with and been endorsed by SDWNY in the past, did not interview for this endorsement. Candidate questionnaires available below.
Brenda Freedman Questionnaire
Kelly Brinkworth Questionnaire
Michele Brown Questionnaire (Part 1)
Michele Brown Questionnaire (Part 2)