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2011 Voter Guide

Romana Lavalas
Candidate for the
City Court, City of Syracuse

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • I believe my professional experience, strong ethical convictions, and personal background make me an ideal candidate for Syracuse City Court Judge. As a prosecutor, I am called upon daily to analyze circumstances and create a fair and balanced resolution for each case. I have firsthand experience with making decisions that affect people’s lives in a tangible and significant way. I aspire to have an even greater impact as a Syracuse City Court Judge. I believe my years of prosecuting thousands of cases involving diverse groups of people, coupled with my personal background as a Black and Hispanic female, affords me a unique perspective that would aid me in the thoughtful adjudication of the matters that would come before me. Basic respect and humanity can sometimes get lost in the Court System. Justice requires not only an analysis of the law to the facts, but also the thoughtful consideration of the people -- both victims and defendants -- to whom the facts and law apply. As Syracuse City Court Judge, I will be thoughtful, deliberate, firm but fair. I will be tough when I have to be and compassionate when I should be. Please honor me with your vote on Election Day.
IJEQC rating
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  • Qualified
Party Membership
  • Unaffiliated (independent)
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Independence
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site  
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1995
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1999
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 2001
  • Prosecutor at the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office
Professional Experience

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