NEW YORK: Law & Order Star Makes US House Ballot

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports:

Actress Diane Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures.

The state Board of Elections last month rejected over 1,800 of the more than 4,100 signatures on Neal’s petition to get on the ballot in the 19th Congressional District.

On Monday, the state Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled in Neal’s favor in her challenge of the decision. Democrat Antonio Delgado is challenging Republican Rep. John Faso to represent the district north of the New York City area.

Neal played prosecutor Casey Novack on more than 100 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She describes herself as “a little libertarian, a lot liberal, and mostly progressive.”