Community Board 10 Chairman Seeks Civil Court Judge Job

By Jeff Mays on June 7, 2011 3:27pm 

Community Board 10 Chairman W. Franc Perry will be replaced by Vice Chair Henrietta Lyle as he takes a two-month sabbatical to seek a civil judgeship.
Community Board 10 Chairman W. Franc Perry will be replaced by Vice Chair Henrietta Lyle as he takes a two-month sabbatical to seek a civil judgeship.
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By Jeff Mays

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

HARLEM — Community Board 10 chairman W. Franc Perry is taking a two month sabbatical as he vies for a chance to become a civil court judge.

"I am very, very excited about this opportunity," Perry, said last week. "One does not just pop up to do this. One has to go through a lot of vetting."

Perry has been a candidate for the civil court in the past.

Perry, an attorney,  was vetted by the Committee on the Judiciary of the Association of the Bar of The City of New York and also recommended for candidacy in the Fifth Civil Court District of the Upper West Side by the Community Free Democrats, an official Democratic club of the Upper West Side.

The sabbatical comes as the board, which represents Central Harlem, heads into summer recess. Acting as chair while Perry is on sabbatical will be Vice Chair Henrietta Lyle.

Perry, according to his bio, is a reverend who graduated from New England College and the National Law Center of George Washington University. He practiced law for 20 years before entering the seminary.

Now, Perry must seek enough signatures to be placed on the ballot for the Democratic Primary this fall. Should he clear that, he'll be a candidate in November's general election.

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