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Hon. Elma Ann Bellini
Candidate for the
Supreme Court
Seventh Judicial District
(Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • I have been a Monroe Court Judge since June 2000. I spent 2002 in Family Court presiding over the Juvenile Delinquent/PINS court before returning to County Court in 2003. In January 2004 I was appointed Acting Supreme Court Justice and I have presided over the Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) Court since that time. IDV Court takes misdemeanor and felony level criminal cases as well as matrimonial and family court cases. I have heard thousands of cases involving family violence and my IDV Court was chosen for a statewide study regarding the effects of strict judicial monitoring on recidivism. I am married with two daughters aged 12 and 7, whom my husband and I adopted from China in 1996 and 2002. My community involvement includes former Counselor and Board Member of Camp Good Days and Special Times, former Board Member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Families with Children from China, Italian American Law Enforcement Association, Rochester Women’s Network, Gates-Greece Kiwanis, Italian American Women’s Civic Club, Italian American Community Center, Monroe County Bar Association and Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys. Please see my website for endorsements.
Party Membership
  • Republican
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Independence
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site  
  • Syracuse College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1986
  • SUNY Brockport, Bachelor of Science, 1976
  • Monroe Community College, Associates , 1974
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1987
  • Acting Sup. Ct. Justice; County Court Judge
Professional Experience
  • Acting Supreme Court Justice NYS 7th Judicial District 2004 - present
  • County Court Judge Monore County 2000 - present
  • Principal Law Clerk; Special Matrimonial Referee Monore County Supreme Court; NYS 7th Judicial District 1999 - 2000
  • Assistant Public Defender Monroe County Public Defender's Office 1989 - 1999

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