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After careful consideration, the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Eighth Judicial District has issued the following ratings of candidates running for judicial offices within the Eighth Judicial District, which consists of the counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming:

New York State Supreme Court Justice:

E. Jeannette Ogden Highly Qualified
Mark Montour Qualified
Paul Benedict Wojtaszek Highly Qualified

Buffalo City Court Judge:

Debra Givens Highly Qualified
Kevin Keane Highly Qualified

Erie County Family Court Judge:

Mary Giallanza Carney Qualified
Paul Crapsi Qualified
Deanne Tripi Qualified

Erie County Surrogate's Court Judge:

Barbara Howe Highly Qualified

Wyoming County Court Judge:

Michael M. Mohun Highly Qualified