The Voice is endorsing Rick Wallace for City Court Judge.

Update 10:50 p.m. —

Rick Wallace delivered a victory speech Tuesday night at local Democratic headquarters in downtown Ithaca after defeating incumbent City Court Judge Seth Peacock.

Wallace had a 63-36 advantage in the unofficial Board of Elections reports. Those reports said 100 percent of the vote had been counted.

“I have no words to describe how unbelievably grateful I am,” Wallace said amid cheers.

“…I realize that for me personally whatever the outcome of this election I am beyond grateful for the love and support I have been shown.”

A snippet from the speech:

Stay tuned for further updates.

Earlier —

Ithaca, N.Y. — Local attorney Rick Wallace has taken a lead in the Ithaca City Court judge race over incumbent Judge Seth Peacock, according to the Tompkins County Board of Election’s unofficial results.

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With about 85 percent of the vote counted, Wallace has 65 percent of the vote, the results show. Peacock trails with about 35 percent.

Wallace beat Peacock in the Democratic primary in the race in September.

In terms of total votes, Wallace has 2,317 votes to the 1,252 cast for Peacock.

We’ll be updating this story as more results roll in. 

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.