Though a quiet one, today is Election Day.
Most of the races in New York City are for judgeships. In Queens, 12 candidates are running for six seats in the 11th Judicial District of state Supreme Court.
Also on the voters' docket in Queens is District Attorney Richard Brown, who is up for re-election. But you might say the longtime prosecutor is pleading "no contest" — he's running on the Democratic, Republican and Conservative party lines and has no opponent. Brown has been the Queens DA since June 1991, serving in the post longer than anyone in borough history.
Also running unopposed in Queens is Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica). Wills will be re-elected to the 28th District seat, which he won after the death of his predecessor, the late Councilman Tom White. Due to the timing of White's death and how the law dictates that such vacancies be filled, as well as competition from fellow Democrats in earlier primaries, Wills has had to run for the seat multiple times. He's always come out on top by a wide margin, and in this race he is unopposed.
Though the polls are open till 9 p.m., the Queens Chronicle is going to go out on a limb and declare Brown and Wills winners.