Garden State Equality Endorses Parmigiani, Thompson in Morris County

Garden State Equality Endorses Parmigiani, Thompson in Morris County

Democratic Challengers for Freeholder, Surrogate Earn LGBTQI Support

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ (October 9, 2019)—Michael Thompson, the Democratic challenger for Morris County Surrogate and Cara Parmigiani, the Democratic challenger for Morris County Freeholder, have been endorsed by the Garden State Equality Action Fund.

Garden State Equality is New Jersey’s largest advocacy organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, with more than 150,000 members statewide.

“The sensitive legal matters handled by the Surrogate’s Court – administration of estates and trusts, guardianships, contested estates, and adoptions — can present particular challenges for the LGBTQI community,” Thompson said. “One of my primary goals in running for Surrogate is to ensure that the office serves all residents of Morris County with compassion and professionalism during these difficult times. I am very grateful and honored to have the support of Garden State Equality,” he said.

“I am honored to have the Endorsement of Garden State Equality as Morris County’s first openly LGBTQI candidate,” Parmigiani said. “Morris County is a wealth of diversity. It is important to bring people together and unite us all to move Morris County into the future,” she said.


About Michael Thompson

Michael has been a trusts and estates attorney for more than twenty years and has practiced before surrogate’s courts throughout New Jersey and New York. He specializes in estate administration, estate and tax planning, and elder law and disability planning.  He is currently a partner at the firm he founded in 2010. Michael attended Rutgers College and Rutgers Law School and earned an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. He is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey and before the United States Tax Court. Michael and his wife, Pandora, also a trusts and estates attorney, live in Mendham and have a young son.


About Cara Parmigiani

Cara has appeared as an attorney in 15 New Jersey counties in most divisions of the Superior Court. She has also appeared before various planning boards, zoning boards and municipal courts. Cara provided guidance for a Municipal Master Plan re-evaluation and served on her local Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. Cara represents patients in psychiatric facilities across the state. Cara is a graduate of Rutgers University and Seton Hall Law School. She lives with her wife and daughter in Morris Plains.

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