City judge wins un­op­posed

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES - Free­man staff

City Judge Philip Kirschner, a Demo­crat, was elected to a 10year term Tues­day with no op­po­si­tion.

He col­lected 6,765 votes, ac­cord­ing to the Ul­ster County Board of Elec­tions.

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.

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