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Beth Cozzolino
Candidate for the
Columbia County/Family/Surrogate's Court

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • District Attorney of Columbia County since 1996. A career prosecutor who has won convictions in high profile felony cases including murder, rape, public corruption, sex offenders and burglaries. As District Attorney, created the Crime Victim Advocacy Project, Safe Schools for Children Committee, Safe Phones program providing free emergency cell phones to seniors and victims of domestic violence. Appointed to Governor's Task Force on Poverty and out of Wedlock Children; New York State District Attorney's Association representative to statewide task force for improving law enforcement services to the elderly. Prior to being elected District Attorney, served as First Assistant District Attorney; private practice attorney in real estate, estates, family court and negligence cases; Assistant Public Defender representing indigent clients in criminal and family court matters; law clerk for US Attorney's Office; paralegal in matrimonial and civil poverty law issues at Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York.
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Party Membership
  • Republican
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Independence
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site
  • SUNY Plattsburgh, BA, 1980
  • Western New England University, College of Law, JD, 1985
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1986
  • District Attorney, Columbia County
Professional Experience
  • Chief Assistant District Attorney; Columbia County District Attorney's Office
  • Associate; Coffin, Inman, Christiana and Czajka
  • Assistant Public Defender, Columbia County Public Defender's Office
  • Associate; Law offices of Russell Baller, Esq.

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