3 are un­op­posed for state Supreme Court judge­ships

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Pa­tri­cia Doxsey pdoxsey@free­manon­line.com pat­ti­at­free­man on Twit­ter

Vot­ers in Dutchess and four other coun­ties will cast bal­lots Tues­day for state Supreme Court jus­tices in New York’s Ninth Ju­di­cial Dis­trict.

Run­ning un­op­posed for three seats ion the bench are Thomas E. Walsh II, Linda S. Jamieson and Janet S. Malone.

All three can­di­dates will be on the Demo­cratic, Repub­li­can, Con­ser­va­tive, Work­ing Fam­i­lies and In­de­pen­dence lines.

Malone has served as a Westch­ester County Fam­ily Court judge since 2008. Prior to be­ing elected to the bench, she worked as a New York County as­sis­tant dis­trict at­tor­ney, pros­e­cut­ing ma­jor felonies, in­clud­ing sex crime, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and homi­cides cases. She also has worked as a solo prac­ti­tioner in Bronx and Westch­ester coun­ties; a se­nior as­so­ciate at Boze­man & Trott, a Westch­ester County law firm; and a sup­port mag­is­trate for the Westch­ester County Fam­ily Court. In 2011, she was ap­pointed an act­ing state Supreme Court jus­tice, and in 2014 was des­ig­nated as the pre­sid­ing judge of the post-mat­ri­mo­nial part of the state Supreme Court.

She re­ceived a bach­e­lor’s de­gree from Utica Col­lege of Syra­cuse Univer­sity in 1986 and a law de­gree from the City Univer­sity of New York School of Law in 1989.

She and her hus­band, Ge­orge, live in Green­burgh.

Jamieson is an in­cum­bent Supreme Court jus­tice who has served on the bench since 2003 and cur­rently sits in Rock­land County.

A Rock­land County res­i­dent, she be­gan her ca­reer in 1980 as an as­so­ciate at­tor­ney of Eu­gene L. Scan­car­elli, and she worked in a solo prac­tice from 1982 to 1996.

She served as a Westch­ester County Fam­ily Court judge in 1996 and was elected to the state Supreme Court in 2003.

Jamieson re­ceived her bach­e­lor’s de­gree from Hof­s­tra Univer­sity in 1976 and her law de­gree from the Pace Univer­sity School of Law in 1979.

Walsh is an act­ing state Supreme Court jus­tice in Rock­land County, ap­pointed to the bench in 2009.

Prior to his elec­tion to the bench, Walsh served as an as­sis­tant Rock­land County at­tor­ney from 1976 to 2008 and as a gen­eral pri­vate-prac­tice at­tor­ney.

He served as Spring Val­ley act­ing vil­lage jus­tice in 2005 and in 2007 and as Haver­straw vil­lage jus­tice from 1983 to 2007 and Haver­straw town jus­tice in 2007 and 2008. He was an act­ing judge in Rock­land County Fam­ily Court in 2008 and 2009 and cur­rently serves as an act­ing Supreme Court jus­tice and an act­ing Sur­ro­gate’s Court judge.

He holds a bach­e­lor’s de­gree from Ford­ham Univer­sity and a law de­gree from the St. John’s Univer­sity School of Law.

The Ninth Ju­di­cial Dis­trict com­prises Dutchess, Or­ange, Put­nam, Westch­ester and Rock­land coun­ties.

State Supreme Court jus­tices serve 14-year terms.

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