On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, members of the Ulster County Democratic Committee (UCDC) endorsed Sarah Rakov as the Democratic Nominee for Ulster County Family Court Judge. The nomination was made at a UCDC convention called after Family Court Judge Marianne O. Mizel announced her retirement last month.
Sarah Rakov will appear on the General Election ballot this November alongside County-wide Democratic candidates March Gallagher for Comptroller, Nina Postupack for County Clerk, as well as many other candidates running for local government positions this year.
“With more than two decades representing children in family court, and extensive experience in her current role as Principal Court Attorney, Sarah Rakov will be an excellent Family Court Judge for the people of Ulster County” said Ulster County Democratic Committee Chair, Kelleigh McKenzie. “Family Court is an incredibly busy court that deals with matters at the heart of people’s lives, and Sarah is ready to serve in this critical judicial role with compassion and dedication.”
“Thank you so much to UCDC members who participated in this convention, took the time to talk with me, and understood the importance of this decision. I have been so humbled by the support I have received, and I am honored to be your nominee.” said Sarah Rakov, Democratic Candidate for Ulster County Family Court Judge and current Principal Court Attorney to Ulster County Family Court Judge Anthony McGinty. “The Committee had a tough choice to make and I want to recognize Liz Corrado for her passion in this race. I also want to recognize Judge Marianne Mizel for her twenty-seven years of service on the court. She leaves big shoes to fill, and with your help and support, I hope to fill them with integrity, compassion and a deep commitment to the Ulster County Family Court.”
The endorsement comes after the UCDC established a Special Committee earlier this year, charged with developing a Judicial Candidate Pipeline Project to recruit and support more women and people of color to run for judicial positions at all levels of government.
Election Day is on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 this year with early voting between October 20-31.