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Candidate for the
Supreme Court
Fourth Judicial District
(Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • I was elected to the Supreme Court in 1994, and several of my significant opinions have been published in the Miscellaneous Reports. In October 2000, the New York State Trial Lawyers presented me with the Felix J. Aulisi Award in recognition of enduring respect for the rights of litigants and attorneys who appear before me and the fair administration of justice. In addition to my Supreme Court assignments, currently I am the Administrative Judge for the Fourth Judicial District. I belong to the New York State Bar Association, Judicial Section, the New York State Supreme Court Justices Association, the Schenectady County Bar Association and the National Italian American Bar Association. Proudly, I am the first recipient of the Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award from the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and continue to be very active in my community. In 2008, I was honored for outstanding service to the community by the Bar Association in Schenectady. As a Supreme Court Justice, I am proud to be a public servant and if re-elected, will continue that service with dedication and concern.
Party Membership
  • Republican
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site  
  • SUNY New Paltz, BA in Political Science, 1971
  • Law Clerkship, , 1977
  • I am one of the last attorneys certified to take the NYS Bar exam, without formal law school study, ,
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1977
  • Supreme Court Justice Administrative Judge, 4th Judicial District
Professional Experience
  • NYS Supreme Court Justice, 1994-present Administrative Judge, 4th Judicial District, 2004-present
  • Assistant County Attorney, Schenectady Counsel to Town of Duanesburg
  • Partner, Law Firm of Wemple and Caruso
  • Counsel to Minority, NYS Assembly

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