A Decisive Victory!!

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With 87% reporting….

Margarita López Torres​
Meredith Jones
Elena Baron

Re-Elect Margarita López Torres

For Brooklyn's Surrogate Court

About Judge López Torres

Kings County Surrogate's Court Judge for over 13 years

Director of Family Law, Brooklyn Legal Services

Staff Attorney, MFY Legal Services, represented clients in Housing, Immigration, and Family matters

Member, Office of Court Administration Surrogate's Court Advisory Committee

Member, New York City Bar Association

Member, Bay Ridge Lawyers Association

Former Board Member, Committee for Hispanic Families and Children

Judge for 13 years in Civil, Criminal, and Family Courts

NYC Assistant Corporation Counsel

Adjunct Professor, Women's Rights Litigation Clinic, Rutgers University School of Law

Member, Brooklyn Bar Association

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, National Lawyers Guild

Chief Lawyer for NYC Child Welfare Administration

Managing Attorney, MFY Legal Services

Public School Teacher

Brooklyn Women's Bar Assocation (former Board member)

Member, Puerto Rican Bar Association

Former Board Member, New York Civil Liberties Union

Surrogate's Court Judge Margarita López Torres

The passion Judge López Torres feels for serving the public is amply reflected in her professional journey as an educator, attorney and jurist. With 40 years of legal experience, she has enjoyed a career of many “firsts,” personally and professionally, and is the first Latina to be elected to the Civil Court in New York City, the first woman to be elected as Surrogate in Kings County, as well as the first Latinx person to be elected as Surrogate in the State of New York.


Jumaane Williams

Scott Stringer

Eric Adams

Yvette Clarke, Hakeem Jeffries, Jerry Nadler, Max Rose, Nydia Velazquez

Peter Abbate, Rodneyse Bichotte, Bobby Carroll, William Colton, Steve Cymbrowitz, Maritza Davila, Erik Dilan, Joseph Lentol, Walter Mosley, Felix Ortiz, Nick Perry, Joanne Simon, Helene Weinstein, Jaime Williams

Andrew Gournardes, Brian Kavanaugh, Velmanette Montgomery, Kevin Parker, Roxanne Persaud, Julia Salazar, Diane Savino

Speaker Corey Johnson, Justin Brannan, Robert Cornegy, Laurie Cumbo, Rafael Espinal, Mathieu Eugene, Brad Lander, Steve Levin, Alan Meisel, Carlos Menchaca, Antonio Reynoso, Mark Treyger, Kalman Yeger 

Joseph Bova, Melba Brown , Darma Diaz , Lou Fidler, Anthony Jones, Victoria Kelly, Lori Knipel, Arelis Martinez, Lori Maslow, Joan Millman, Linda Minucci, Sue Ann Partnow, Ralph Perfetto, Josue Pierre, Charles Ragusa, Nick Rizzo, Annette Robinson, Delia Schack, Doug Schneider, David Schwartz, Frank Seddio, Joanne Seminara, Josh Skaller, Nancy Tong, Tommy Torres

Assembly Members Jim Brennan, Joan Millman, and Annette Robinson; Borough President Marty Markowitz, Former Councilmember Una Clarke, Former State Senator Seymour Lachman

Working Families Party, Brooklyn Young Democrats, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Independent Neighborhood Democrats, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Kings County Democratic Executive Committee, Lambda Independent Democrats, North Brooklyn Progressive Democrats, Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club, Vanguard Independent Democratic Association, 41st AD Democrats Club, 50th Assembly District Committee, North East Brooklyn Democratic Club, Progress Democrats Political Association, Bay Ridge Democrats

In The News

“What’s This? An Actual Judicial Election?” NY Times 11/1/03 – Endorsement of WFP slate of Supreme Court candidates lead by Margarita Lopez Torres www.nytimes.com/2003/11/01/opinion/what-s-this-an-actual-judicial-election.html
“In Brooklyn, a Rarity: Judicial Candidates Campaigning” NY Times 11/1/03 (Article about WFP slate)
NY Times Endorsement for Surrogate’s Court 2005
“She Felled a Goliath in Brooklyn,” NY Times 1/30/06
“A Turning Point for New York Courts” NY Times 2/4/06 (Editorial)
“Blazing a Trail, and Following Her Own Sense of What’s Right” NY Times 1/25/08


Committee to Re-Elect
Judge Margarita Lopez Torres Surrogate
P.O. Box 23002
Brooklyn, NY 11202-3002