Last night, the Columbia County Democratic Committee (CCDC) endorsed Heidi Cochrane to be the party's 2022 nominee for State Supreme Court Justice. Sam Pratt reported the decision on his blog, SamPratt.com: "County Dems endorse Cochrane over Herman, Portin for judge."
Last week, the Hudson City Democratic Committee sent a letter to the CCDC requesting that the meeting, which was scheduled for and took place on April 28, be postponed, pointing out that the date of the meeting "conflicts with an important time of religious observance for three of our voting members." The letter went on to explain, "April 28, the 27th day of Ramadan, is expected to be the celebration of Laylat al Qadr, the holiest day of the year," and argued, "The vote on the candidate for Supreme Court Justice is extremely important, and the Bengali members of the HCDC [Abdus Miah, Dewan Sarowar, and Shershah Mizan] feel very strongly about participating in the process and representing their substantial Bengali community, who have long been strong, active Democrats." The request for postponement from the Hudson Democrats was obviously not honored.
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