5 elected to judge­ships in un­con­tested races

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

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.

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