I am a woman. I'm also a Democrat who could not vote in the primary for Gloversville City Court judge because New York state is not an open primary state. Had I been able to vote, I was leaning very strongly for Traci DiMezza, even though I felt then and still do that Judge Clo clearly has the most experience for the position. Maybe my vote for Traci would have just been "a woman thing." After much thought, I realized that's not a very good reason to vote one way or the other. Qualifications for the job should be the deciding factor. Gender is not a qualification in this case.