3 are unopposed for state Supreme Court judgeships
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.