FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SHADIA TADROS, FIRST ARAB AMERICAN WOMAN DECLARES CANDIDACY FOR CITY COURT JUDGE
SYRACUSE, NY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
Shadia Tadros announced today her candidacy for Syracuse City Court Judge:
“It is with great pleasure that I announce my candidacy for the 5th District City Court Judge vacancy available this fall.”
Tadros is a first generation Syracusan, and child of Arab immigrants. She grew up on the City’s South Side, graduated from Corcoran High School, and is a Penn State trained attorney. She is the founder and owner of Tadros Law Office, P.C., which serves the city of Syracuse and all its residents including immigrant, business, middle-class and low-income communities who are the lifeblood of this city.
Since her admission to the bar in 2007, she has practiced throughout New York State and has represented clients in state and federal hearings, civil and criminal courts, administrative boards and venues in between. According to Tadros: “I have helped countless people who would otherwise not have had access to meaningful legal assistance.” In 2017, Tadros was awarded the Volunteer Lawyers Project Pro Bono Champion of the Year.
If elected to serve, she will be the first elected Arab American woman to the Syracuse City Court. If given the chance, she states “although the law can mandate equal protections, equal and fair justice must be administered at a human level with respect and competence; I would be honored to be that administrator.”
The phrase “Syracuse bids you welcome” is a longstanding city slogan. While some hear this as just a greeting, Tadros has found it to be an honest invitation to preserve and expand upon inclusion for all. Tadros is a pilar in the Syracuse community and has made known her commitment to serving the people of Syracuse as a qualified, experienced, and compassionate leader of social justice in the community.
“My parents immigrated to Syracuse with the promise of limitless hard-earned opportunity, so it is only fitting that I announce my candidacy for Judge in the very building where my grandfather worked as a janitor for Dey Brothers Department Store. I grew up here. I have roots here. The Syracuse community is my community and more than anything, I want to continue to serve.”
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For more information about Shadia Tadros for City Court Judge, please contact #TeamTadros at Tadrosforcitycourtjudge@gmail.com