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Debra Young
Candidate for the
Rensselaer County Court

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • My work as a trial lawyer has given me the experience and ability needed to be a fair and effective judge. I have worked for the past 15 years to ensure justice, and my belief in the importance of a fair and efficient court system have led me to seek election as the next Rensselaer County Court Judge. As an attorney, I have tried many cases before juries, won major victories and settlements and handled a wide variety of cases and legal issues. Admitted to practice in every court in New York State, including federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States, I have served on an area Judicial Screening Committee, and am a member of the Rensselaer County Bar Association and New York State Bar Association. I also serve as attorney for the Town of Hoosick and the voters in the Town of Schodack have trusted me to serve on their Town Board and shape the future of their community. As County Court Judge, I will be work hard to protect our families and communities in a fair and balanced manner.I will use innovative programs and methods to reduce costly delays in court calendars and expenses for incarceration. I will treat all cases, big or small, with an equal amount of respect.
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  • Qualified
Party Membership
  • Republican
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Independence
  • Republican
  • Working Families
Campaign Web Site  
  • Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland, B.S., cum laude, 1990
  • Albany Law School, Albany, New York, J.D., cum laude, 1996
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1997
  • Attorney
Professional Experience
  • THUILLEZ, FORD, GOLD, BUTLER & YOUNG, LLP, Albany, NY Partner, 2005-present; Associate Attorney, 1997-2004. Handling litigation at every level of court in the State of New York.
  • TOWN OF HOOSICK, Hoosick, NY Attorney to the Town, January 2011 – present Advising the Town Board on issues relating to municipal law.
  • TOWN OF SCHODACK, Schodack, NY Councilperson, 2005-present. Participating in every aspect of town government, making policy decisions that shape the community.
  • SUPREME COURT, Appellate Division, Third Department, Albany, NY Appellate Court Attorney, 1996 – 1997 Prepared preliminary reports to be circulated among the Justices to aid in their decision-making process.

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