New Rochelle NAACP Candidates Forum – New Rochelle City Judge: Susan Kettner v. Cynthia Lobo (VIDEOS)
By Robert Cox on Thu, 10/14/2010 – 19:38
Cynthia Lobo appeared last night at the New Rochelle NAACP Candidate Forum to answer questions from the NAACP Political Action Committee and members of the community during an open Q&A session. Susan Kettner cancelled her appearance due to a scheduling conflict. She arrived towards the end of the evening and spoke briefly after the Parente v. Rice session.
Lobo introduced herself, describing her Wisconsin upbringing in a “multi-cultural household” as the daughter of parents who immigrated to the United States from Mexico. She cited her 30 years of legal experience as a criminal and civil attorney in Wisconsin, Washington DC and New York, her work as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School and her work in the community with the Lions Club and as President of the Chamber of Commerce. In Part 1 of 2, Lobo was asked questions about recusal, her qualifications to be a judge, the Citizen Complaint Review Board, the repeal of the Rockefeller drug laws. In Part 1 of 2, Lobo was asked questions about Drug Court, running on the Republican Party line in a predominantly Democratic Party City, racial unfairness in sentencing and fines, and ways to speed up hearing process for minor offenses.