Michigan Jewish Democrats 2020 Judicial Endorsement Application
Candidates seeking election to judicial office and endorsement by the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus must complete and submit the following form to the best of their ability. Endorsement applications must be received by July 1st, 2020 to be considered for the August primary. Endorsement procedures can be found at: mijewishdems.org/endorsement. Please direct any questions to Noah Arbit at noah@mijewishdems.org.
Candidate Information
Candidate Name *
Name of Person Submitting Application *
Candidate Email *
Phone Number *
Committee Name *
Committee Address *
Judicial Office Sought *
Jurisdiction (if applicable)
Election Type (check all that apply) *
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Primary opponents (if any)
Policy and Background Information
What is your background, and why are you running for this office in 2020? *
What are your top judicial priorities for the term to which you are seeking election? *
What is your connection to / experience with Michigan's Jewish community? *
Do you support the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish and democratic state with equal rights for all its citizens? *
As a judicial officer, partisan politics will not play a role in your decision-making. That said, please outline how your values align with a progressive vision of the law. *
How do you intend to ensure Michigan's criminal justice system is as equitable and non-discriminatory as possible - with particular attention to outcomes for Michiganders of color? *
What are your guiding principles regarding plea negotiations? How much discretion should a prosecutor handling a case have? *
What is your theory of sentencing? What theory/ theories are most significant in your thought process? *
If elected, will you commit to speaking out against antisemitism, racism, and bigotry, and commit to advancing measures against hate crimes and ethnic intimidation? *
How have you engaged with the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus? *
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If endorsed by the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus, will you commit best efforts to: *
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Anything else we should know about you, your background, your campaign, or your goals?
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