Downtown Democratic Club 2024 Civil Court Judicial Forum

Please register and join our co-sponsoring Downtown Democratic clubs on Monday, February 5th, for the 2024 Civil Court Downtown Judicial Forum. Co-sponsors of this event are:

  • Downtown Independent Democrats
  • Village Independent Democrats
  • CoDA
  • Grand Street Democrats
  • 3 Bridges Democratic Club
  • UDO
  • Village Reform Democrats

The forum will be on Zoom only beginning at 6:00 pm. Register here and receive the link to join the Zoom.

We will be hosting candidates for four total judicial seats, one seat each in Judicial Districts 1 and 2, and two seats Countywide. All candidates who are reported out by the NY County Judicial Screening Panel as most highly qualified for those districts will be invited to speak at the forum. 

The judicial screening panel reported out candidates as "Most Highly Qualified" on February 1st. Most highly qualified candidates running for or considering the specific seats noted above have been invited to speak at the forum and will appear as scheduled here:

Candidate Scheduled Time Candidate Submission Email Running For (Subject to change)
Harold Bahr 6:30  First Judicial District Packet -- Harold Bahr.pdf [email protected] Judicial District (JD) 2
Allison Greenfield 6:45   Allison R. Greenfield - Statement.CV.Writing Samples.pdf [email protected] County Seat 1
Eric Wursthorn 7:00     TBD
Mark Shawhan 7:15  Downtown Independent Democrats candidate packet 2024.pdf [email protected] JD 1
Crystal Villasenor 7:30  Crystal R. Villaseñor Civil Court Judicial Candidate DID Written Submissions-2.pdf [email protected] County Seat 2
Malaika Scott-McGloughlin 7:45  MSM DID Forum package - Candidate Statement , Reusme, decisions 1.31.24.pdf [email protected] TBD
Ilona Coleman 8:00  DID Judicial Materials.IColeman.pdf [email protected] JD 1
Alice Tam Tien 8:15  AliceTamTien.DID.endorsement.2024Jan31.pdf [email protected] JD 2
Elizabeth Shamahs 8:30  Downtown Independent Democrats (DID) submission.pdf [email protected] JD 2

Each candidate will have three minutes to present and seven minutes for Q & A.

A maximum of thirty seconds will be allocated for asking questions and one minute for answering questions. We will be using a timer to keep the forum running smoothly.

DID members will hold its Judicial Endorsement at a date to be announced.  

Register here


February 05, 2024 at 6:00pm - 9pm