For Alternate Judicial Delegate

On September 9th, voters in the 76th Assembly District will elect eleven local Democrats to act as alternate representatives at the party's annual judicial convention.  In the order that they will be listed on the ballot, here are brief bios about the Four Freedoms Democratic Club's slate of candidates:

  • Alfred Fuente is a public interest attorney for the New York Legal Assistance Group. He advocates for low-income individuals and undocumented immigrants impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Prior to becoming an attorney, Alfred served as a Field Organizer for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign in Miami, Florida. He led a team that won 30 out of 32 precincts in a Congressional district long considered a Republican stronghold. He is honored to answer the President’s call to service.

  • Miriam Stern is an attorney who specializes in writing and negotiating contracts for small business and individuals in varied commercial matters—also a trained mediator preventing or ending protracted and costly litigations. She has taught business classes at CUNY and NYU. She has been elected twice to the County Committee of the Democratic Party 76 AD. Concerns are affordable housing for everyone on the UES, POPS, and residences being utilized like hotels.

  • Abraham Salcedo, an attorney and CPA, is a New York County Committee member as well as a member of Community Board 8, co-chairing its Environment and Sanitation Committee.  Abraham received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from NYU, his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and also studied International Relations at the London School of Economics.

  • Joy Zagoren holds a BS from NYU, a MS in Biology from Adelphi, and a PhD in Medicine from NYU. She has been chairman of umpteen organizations over the years, and has always been an active member of the community. As a young girl, she received citywide recognition for her fundraising efforts in support of the country.

  • Chloe Pashman is a preschool director on the Upper East Side, where she has spent much of her life. Chloe taught for 15 years in Head Start and private schools in the city. She also interned for Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and former Councilman Eric Gioia, and has volunteered in national and local political campaigns for years. Chloe holds a B.S. in Communications/Media Studies and an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Fordham University.

  • Lynne Feibelmann is a paralegal for an international law firm where she provides research assistance for attorneys and clients. Lynne has been an Upper East Side resident since 2007 and previously lived in Boston where she worked as a newspaper reporter. She enjoys community service, swing dancing and travel.

  • Lee Wiggins, following a career in book publishing, has devoted her time to volunteer work.  She has been an active member in the Upper East Side Organizing for America for the last five years, working on the campaign to re-elect Barack Obama, helping people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, as well as participating in gun reform and climate change community actions.

  • Lorance Hockert has, among other activities, served as Chairman of Community Board 8, President of the Bronx Arts Ensemble, and is the current President of the Bronx Jewish Community Council. He is Vice President and Treasurer of the Spinnglod Foundation and serves as Chairman of the Housing Committee for Community Board 8. He has received an award from the New York State Bar Association for pro bono services to the mentally ill.

  • Teresa Malyshev is a volunteer analyst with The Charcoal Project, which advocates for the sustainable use of charcoal and wood energy in developing countries. She served as the Philadelphia coordinator for the UESFC during the 2012 Obama campaign. From 1992 to 2011 she was a senior energy analyst at the International Energy Agency in Paris, France.

  • Joan Roberts has been living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for 4 years. Born and raised in Queens, she attended college at SUNY Stony Brook. She received a Masters in Hospital Administration from The George Washington University and worked in hospital administration in for 25 years. She also taught middle school students for several years. She currently is a sales associate at a store on the UES.

  • Elana Schwartz is currently the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for U.S. Congressman Joseph Crowley. She has worked on Capitol Hill for several other high-ranking New York elected officials and has been involved in several campaigns. She holds an MPA from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Affairs and a BA in political science from George Washington University.