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Hon. David Michael Barry
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 New York State Supreme Court Justice for the past 14 years, and am seeking re-election to a second term. Prior to being elected to Supreme Court, I was a Greece Town Judge for 21 years. In my 35 years as a Judge, I have handled over 200,000 criminal, civil, and matrimonial cases, and have rendered over 8,500 decisions as a Supreme Court Judge. While a Greece Town Judge, I also practiced law full-time and was an Acting Rochester City Court and Gates Town Court Judge. I started my law career as an Assistant District Attorney. As a Supreme Court Judge, I served as the Acting Administrative Judge for the 7th Judicial District and the Supervising Judge for the Matrimonial Part. I’ve been rated “Highly Qualified” by the Monroe County Bar Association and the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, and “Highly Qualified” and “Highly Sensitive” by the Rochester Black Bar Association. I’m endorsed by the Monroe County Police Benevolent Association, Monroe County Law Enforcement Association, and Central New York Community Action Program Council, Region 9 UAW. I have been married to my wife Jeanne for 41 years and together we have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
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  • Did Not Apply
Party Membership
  • Republican
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site  
  • Widener University, Juris Doctor, 1975
  • Niagara University, B.S., 1971
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1976
  • New York State Supreme Court Justice
Professional Experience
  • Acting Administrative Judge - 7th Judicial District; Supervising Judge - Matrimonial Part
  • Greece Town Justice; Acting Rochester City Court Judge; Acting Gates Town Justice
  • Partner in the Law Firm of Missal Trotto & Barry; Private Practitioner, David Michael Barry
  • Assistant District Attorney, Monroe County

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