WHITE PLAINS, NY, May 26, 2021 — On Tuesday, May 25th, Cabanillas & Associates hosted a Rooftop fundraiser for NYS Supreme Court Justice Candidates Thomas Quinones and Jim Hyer. Christopher R. Cabanillas, the founder, and principal of Cabanillas & Associates organized the fundraiser because of the desire to have more Hispanic representation in the state court system by making Thomas Quinones the first Hispanic Justice out of Westchester County and help make history happen with Jim Hyer as the first-ever openly gay NYS Supreme Court Justice.
«I’ve known these two gentlemen for a long time, and I could not name any other two people more qualified for the position of NYS Supreme Court Justice. Judge Quinones understands the law and is ready to bring a fair and level-headed approach to legal issues facing Hispanic-Americans and immigrants across New York State. Jim Hyer’s experience in the legal community makes him invaluable and knowledgeable about the problems my community faces regularly,» said Chris Cabanillas.
Chris Cabanillas was joined by the Westchester Hispanic Law Enforcement Association Chairman Hector Lopez, who presented his organization’s formal endorsement of the two candidates.
«Today, we are here to announce our endorsement, and we are excited to make history in November once they are elected as the next NYS Supreme Court Justices representing District 9. History-making is important, especially in the court system, and we are excited to be a part of that history,» Hector Lopez.
The Rooftop Fundraiser was well-attended by community members, legal professionals, and local elected officials, including Westchester County Clerk Tim Idoni, County Legislator Vedat Gashi, County Legislator Ruth Walter, and Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins.