Westchester Bar, Women’s Bar Assns. finds judicial candidates “well qualified”

The Westchester County Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association have found all three candidates seeking two seats on the state Supreme Court in the 9th Judicial District as “well qualified.”

It is the top ranking for the county lawyers association; the second-highest for the women’s bar group.

Acting state Supreme Court Justice Robert DiBella of New Rochelle, Judicial Hearing Officer Edward Borrelli of Yonkers and Somers attorney Paul Marx are seeking the seats.

DiBella has the Republican, Democratic, Conservative, Working Families and Independence party lines. Borrelli has the Republican and Conservative lines. Marx has the Democratic, Working Families and Independence lines.

The 9th district covers Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties. State supreme court justices serve 14-year terms.

Liz Anderson

Liz Anderson is a local news editor at The Journal News, supervising coverage of southern Westchester County, including the Sound Shore area. She previously was a beat reporter at the paper, covering Westchester County government and politics. In prior jobs, the New England native covered the Rhode Island and New Hampshire statehouses and the New Hampshire presidential primary, among other topics.