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Thursday, August 17, 2006

BAR POLL RESULTS

BREAKING NEWS: DADE BAR POLL IS OUT:

QUICK RECAP OF THE WINNERS AND LOSERS


Biggest winner: Judge Steve Leifman with a whopping 73% finding him EXCEPTIONALLY QUALIFIED.


Biggest Loser: Judge Leifman’s opponent, Juan F. Gonzalez with a whopping 70% finding of UNQUALIFIED.

Judge Dennis Murphy follows right behind Judge Leifman with 63% finding him EXCEPTIONALLY QUALIFIED

While his challenger Josie Perez-Velis limps in with 64% finding her UNQUALIFIED.

Cecilia Armenteros-Chavez had a 61% finding of UNQUALIFIED

And Judge Ivan Hernandez is licking his wounds tonight with 59% finding him UNQUALIFIED.

Patricia Marino-Pedraza had a finding of 50% UNQUALIFIED

While Jorge Alvarez ( 57%) Rima Bardwell (57%) and Marie Davidson (56%) (all percentages reflecting the UNQUALIFIED vote ), also did poorly.


What does this all mean? Who knows?

See the entire results here:


BAR POLL

23 comments:

Juan F Gonzalez said...

Ok I give up! That Damned D'Arce talked me into anyway. Said the holy ghost wanted me to run.

Sincerely,

Juan F Gonzalez

Anonymous said...

when irish eyes are smiling
its cause the bar poll numbers r out.

the truth said...

Go Dolphins...er...I mean Patty!

Anonymous said...

can I get a list of the 30-35% who said gonzalez and velis were qualified? There names should be posted on a list of dangerous people.

Lady_Themis said...

I reviewed the Judicial Poll results, for those running for Group 80, I believe there are (3) Candidates; Cathern Parks, Mario Garcia Jr. and Marisa Tinkler Mendez. Out of this group it shows Marisa Exceptional Qualified as 68; then Cathern Parks 59 Exceptional Qualified, and Mario Garcia Jr. with 24 Exceptional Qualified. Does this mean Marisa did well for teh Judicial Poll Results for who she is running against? Do these votes count. Sorry, I am new to this and appreciate your help.

Lady_Themis

Anonymous said...

For the most part it means crap. Especially when people are unethical and they get all their lawyer friends who contributed to their campaign to send in the poll and say they are great and their opponent is unqualified. Some candidates who got almost every endorsement given did not do well, while their opponent who got practically none but got a lot of lawyer contribution did better on the poll. It is so ridiculously unscientific that it is anatrocity to even permit it.

Anonymous said...

rumpole - fyi, regarding your posting of alvarez lack of qualification ratings, its "george alavarez", not jorge - despite his "vote cuban" montra....

Anonymous said...

While on the subject of names,,,can somone tell me what the he** a Bronwyn is? I mean, what kind of name is that?

Anonymous said...

Bar Polls mean crap. The real deal is on election day. Come one people be smarter than this. Like candidates campaigning in lawyers events, that's a waste of time. You need to go out and speak to regular, normal people, who are going to vote, not attorneys.
Only in Miami, do we have such a crazy election experience.

Anonymous said...

His name is Jorge Antonio Alvarez.

Vote Cuban or vote Mexican Mr. Alvarez? I am thinking it's more like vote Mexican given your name and birthplace of Albuquerque, NM. Not that it matters for most people. Most people that vote based on qualifications and experience and other important things, that is. The "Vote Cuban" crowd might care though...

Anonymous said...

As I read the DCBA Judicial Poll Results: Top Ten Least Qualified are Juan Gonzalez, Josie Velis, Cecilia Armenteros-Chavez, Ivan Hernandez, Jose Sanchez-Gronlier, Rima Bardawil, Mario Garcia, George Alvarez, Marie Davidson and Patricia Marino-Pedraza. Close to making the Top Ten Worst are Gloria Gonzalez-Meyer, Valerie Manno-Schurr, Sari Teichman Addicott, Ana Marie Pando and Migna Sanchez-Llorens. MOST QUALIFIED: Dennis Murphy, Steve Leifman, Robin Faber, Bronwyn Catherine Miller, Michael Samuels, Larry Schwartz, Don Cohn, Shirlyon McWhorter, Bonnie Rippingille and Shelly Schwartz. So say the 200 to 750 attorneys who voted.

Anonymous said...

When you look at the bar poll do not forget to look at the number of people who voted.

Many of the challengers are not known very well.

Anonymous said...

LETS VOTE GABRIEL MARTIN FOR JUDGE, PD, AND ASA IN 2008!

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that more people seem to have cast votes for the challengers than for the incumbents. Most of the challengers were rated as unqualified. It seems to me that more people should know and have an opinion of the sitting judges.
Don't know what it means- just interesting.

Anonymous said...

To 10:56 a.m.- What is your problem with the name Jorge? First of all, you geographically challenged person, New Mexico is part of the United States,,it is to the West of Texas, and South of Colorado, for your information. And besides that,,,it shouldn't matter if it is Jorge or George,,,unless you are just used to racial profiling. Besides that I thought you Liberals in Florida knew better than that!

Anonymous said...

The percentages are not always important. In the Manno-Schurr/Bardewil race, for example, M-S actually got more numerical votes rating her UNQUALIFIED than Bardewil did.

Anonymous said...

To Lady Themis:

You have to look at both the Exceptionally Qualified and the qualified numbers. Add them together -- that will give you a better idea. However, as someone else said, it all means very little, b/c in real life what happens is that the candidates ask their friends to vote for them and to rate their opponent(s) as unqualified. For example, it is highly unlikely that any lawyer who knows him would say that Tony Marin is unqualified. Same for Cathy Parks. Same for Don Cohn.

Anonymous said...

I agree with above. I just hope the Herald sees it for what it is.

Anonymous said...

The bar poll is a popularity contest and a political tool. No more, no less.

Lady_Themis said...

Ok, I understand how that works now. Thank you for letting me know.

Lady_Themis

Anonymous said...

Lady Themis. You sound so dumb.

Anonymous said...

Jorge Antonio Alvarez is not Cuban American. He is Mexican American.

Lady_Themis said...

----You said

Lady Themis you sound so dumb.

----I answer

Thanks for the compliment:0)it's nice to know how well educated you are:o)P.S. have a great evening.