Kirschner un­op­posed in bid to stay on as Kingston city judge

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Paul Kirby pkirby@free­manon­line.com paulat­free­man on Twit­ter

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.

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