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Letter: Setting record straight on judge

State Supreme Court Justice Michele Woodard, speaks to

State Supreme Court Justice Michele Woodard, speaks to community leaders in Hempstead, Sept. 19, 2014. Credit: Johnny Milano

I am writing to correct a misrepresentation of fact in the news story, "Woodard on ballot" [Sept. 25].

The story attributes to the Nassau Democratic Party's chairman, Jay Jacobs, the statement that State Supreme Court Justice Michele Woodard was not supported for re-election by Nassau Democrats in part because "the GOP would not cross endorse her in any event." That statement is simply not factual.

At no time was Woodard proposed by the Democratic Party for inclusion in the recently concluded cross-endorsement arrangement with the Republican Party. The only name proffered by the Democrats for cross-endorsement was District Court Judge Sharon Gianelli. She, along with Republican judges Anna Anzalone and Angelo Delligatti, will run in November for Supreme Court with the support of both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Joseph N. Mondello, Westbury

Editor's note: The writer is the chairman of the Nassau County Republican Committee. Woodard will be on the Nov. 4 ballot on the Working Families and Independence party lines.

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