Kirschner unopposed in bid to stay on as Kingston city judge
City Judge Philip Kirschner, a Democrat, will run for election without ballot opposition Tuesday for a full 10-year term.
Kirschner was appointed by then-Mayor James Sottile as part-time city judge, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
In 2013, the state Legislature approved a resolution making the position a fulltime judgeship as of April 2014. Kirschner has served as a full-time judge since then.
Kirschner is one of two full-time judges in the city. The other, Lawrence Ball, was elected to the full-time post in 2010 after having been appointed to the parttime position in 2007.
A 1980 graduate of Kingston High School, Kirschner received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Albany in 1984 and his law degree from Albany Law School in 1987.
Since 1994, Kirschner has also operated a private practice, with an office on North Front Street in Uptown Kingston.