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Last week, Henry-Taylor announced that she would not seek the party’s endorsement, a stamp of approval by Democratic committee people that allows a candidate to appear on party mailings and slate cards distributed before the May 18 Democratic primary.
Those can be important advantages, especially in judicial races that voters pay little attention to. But Henry-Taylor’s campaign said the endorsement process “is designed to advantage candidates with deep party connections” and “has historically proven to disadvantage women, and particularly women of color.”
In an interview, Henry-Taylor said the decision was not easy. She herself was a member of the Democratic Committee from Ross Township until she stepped down for her judicial run, and she said, “There’s no other option for me to be a Democrat, as a Black woman that’s an immigrant and an advocate for marginalized populations.” But she said that when it comes to the party endorsements, “women of color, black people and women in general are not benefiting.”
Hi, my name is Laura Delarosa and I had the pleasure of working with Nicola as a lawyer. During her 24 years as an attorney, she has always fought to achieve a judicial system that works for everyone regardless of their religion, immigration status or sexual orientation. Nicola has always supported women like me who are new to this profession and young people in our community who attend law school. Our community needs someone like her that has the experience and knowledge and willingness to listen to everyone necessary to arrive at verdicts and decisions that are just based in the law.
Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA)
Explanation of rating: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
(i) exhibits preeminence in the law by way of outstanding legal ability and a wide
range of experience, either in a specialized filed of law or a more varied
practice, and has a reputation in the legal community as standing at the top of
his or her profession;
(ii) possesses the highest reputation for integrity and temperament;
(iii) exhibits outstanding citizenship by way of community and professional
(iv) is an exceptional individual who will enhance or has enhanced the
competency, dignity and public perception of the bench.