5 elected to judgeships in uncontested races
A Rensselear County judge and an Albany County legislator were elected to the state Supreme Court bench in New York’s Third Judicial District, while in the Ninth Judicial District, an incumbent justice, an acting justice and a Westchester County judge were elected.
The candidates in both judicial districts ran unopposed for election. They will serve 14-year terms.
Andrew Ceresia, 45, a sitting Rensselear County justice and North Greenbush resident, garnered 301,208 votes Tuesday, according to unofficial results posted by the state Board of Elections. Michael Mackey, an Albany County legislator from Voorheesville and a partner and founding member of the Albany law firm Feeney, Centi & Mackey, received 293,165 votes.
New York’ Third Judicial District comprises Ulster, Columbia, Greene, Albany, Rensselear, Schoharie and Sullivan counties.
In the Ninth Judicial District, Janet C. Malone, with 675,176 votes, was the top vote getter. A Greenburgh resident, Malone has been a Westchester County Family Court judge since 2008.
Incumbent Supreme Court Justice Linda A. Jamieson garnered 670,685. A Rockland County resident, Jamieson was elected to state Supreme Court in 2003
Thomas E. Walsh II drew 654,440 votes in the race. Walsh is an acting state Supreme Court justice in Rockland County and acting Surrogate’s Court judge.
The Ninth Judicial District comprises Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester and Rockland counties.