Saturday, July 19, 2008

Empty, False Campaign Promises of Reform

Family Court Judge Millard Midonick took office yesterday as surrogate of New York County with a promise to replace “patronage” with “merit” in handling Manhattan’s vast estate business and to urge changes in state laws for the protection of orphans and widows. –New York Times Jan 4, 1972

The Democratic nomination race for Manhattan Surrogate where we have previously expressed a preference for Family Court Judge Millard Midonick a candidate firmly committed to reform of this patronage laden court –NY Times, Sept 9, 1971

Surrogate Midonick now has a mandate to elevate the stature of the court
By ending the system of politically chosen guardians for estates, costs of administration can be reduced –New York Times Nov. 5, 1971

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