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John T. Ellis
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 have practiced law for 22 years, both as a self-employed attorney and as a public servant. My legal career began as a Judge Advocate General attorney in the 82nd Airborne Division. I have filed and won lawsuits for personal injury, land disputes, matrimonial and custody issues, labor issues, bonding issues and criminal prosecutions. For the past seven years I have presided in Family Court as a Support Magistrate hearing thousands of cases, honing my demeanor on the bench, and issuing decisions that are balanced, fair and compassionate. I understand that justice delayed is justice denied and rarely have cases go over the accepted standards and goals time frames set forth by our Administrative Judge. If elected, I would bring to the bench my varied experiences accumulated over my 22 year legal career and my experiences in life, such as serving in the Army, as a Board Member on the Red Cross Board and Rotary boards. The total of this experience is tempered by my understanding of what it is like to raise a family and to deal with all that life has in store. Please support me on November 6th to continue my service to this great State and indivisible Nation.
IJEQC rating
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  • Qualified
Party Membership
  • Republican
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site  
  • Siena College, BA, 1987
  • Albany Law School, JD, 1990
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1990
  • Family Court Support Magistrate
Professional Experience
  • Assistant District Attorney 2002-2005
  • Village Attorney 1995-2005
  • Franklin County Deputy County Attorney 1995-1998
  • Franklin County IDA Counsel 1995-2005

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