Queens Judge Cassandra Johnson wins Democratic nomination for surrogate’s court

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Cassandra Johnson, Esq.
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Queens County Supreme Court Judge Cassandra Johnson has secured the Democratic nomination for the Queens County Surrogate’s Court judgeship, defeating New York City Civil Court Judge Wendy Li with approximately 54% of the vote.

With over 98% of votes counted, Johnson, a Far Rockaway native, emerged victorious in the closely watched primary.

Johnson, a St. John’s University School of Law graduate, will face attorney Stephen Weiner, the Queens GOP’s candidate, in the November election. The winner will serve a 14-year term, overseeing cases involving the affairs of decedents, probate of wills, administration of estates and certain types of guardianship petitions and adoptions.

A lifelong Queens resident, Johnson’s legal career began under the mentorship of her attorney mother. She has extensive experience in trust and estates, adoption, real estate and commercial litigation. Johnson currently serves as a Supreme Court Justice in Long Island City.

Endorsed by key Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, Johnson emphasized her commitment to public service and judicial fairness in the race. Her platform called for an equitable court system that addresses delays in the court process and ensures efficiency and justice for all Queens residents.