I’m in Rochester this morning celebrating this unexpected win. Fatimat Reid came to this country not speaking the language, she was in foster care and even ended up homeless. She went on to obtain a law degree and had faith combined with an incredible work ethic. Because of her background and career working as an attorney in the school system, she knew what was needed to make Family Court work for families and foster children. Oh, i must mention... she is pregnant and near her due date!
On Tuesday a week ago, it was declared that she lost this race for Family Court judge. Surprise surprise...absentees were counted and she won!
I love this happy ending not just for her but primarily for those who she will serve. This is what we need...women, women of color and those who have a true heart for those they will serve.
Rochester is better off having Fatimat Reid as the next Family Court Judge. Congratulations all around.