Avon’s Former Court Clerk Jan Cole Runs for Town Justice

AVON – Avon resident and retired court clerk Jan Cole is running for Town Justice. Cole was court clerk for 26 years before retiring and now serves as clerk for several departments within the justice system. "I can switch hats and work as clerk if need be," said Cole. "That's not something anyone walking into this job will know." Cole clerks as need be for the Livingston County Public Defender's Office, Livingston County District … [Read more...]

Michalski Runs for Avon Town Justice

AVON – Jeannie Michalski announced her candidacy for Town Justice. She says that her experience as a former Monroe County Prosecutor and former contracting conflict defender for Livingston County would serve her well on the bench. "I've been an attorney for 18 years," said Michalski. "I've prosecuted in town courts and defended clients in both misdemeanor and felony matters. I don't know if an attorney has ever been a Town Justice in … [Read more...]

Dansville Judge Runs for Re-Election as Write-In

DANSVILLE – Incumbent Village Justice Dave Werth is running for re-election, but his name will not appear on the Conservative line. Werth, who has been a Village Justice for 12 years and a Town Justice for 13, says that he misinterpreted the Board of Elections' instructions that paperwork be submitted '10 days before the primary election' and wound up missing the deadline. The way it turned out, it would appear that Scott Kenney is running … [Read more...]

Margaret Linsner Runs for Open Livonia Judge Seat

LIVONIA – A village attorney is throwing her name in the hat for the currently wide-open seat for Livonia Town Justice. Margaret Graff Linsner is campaigning as a write-in candidate for Livonia Town Justice. Incumbent Justice David Mahoney resigned effective Sept. 30, 2016. "I have been interested in the Town Justice position for awhile," said Linsner. "Dave was my friend and colleague. I didn't feel right running against him while he was … [Read more...]

What Happens on Nov. 8 Now that Livonia’s Sole Judge Candidate Resigned

LIVONIA – The November election is just five weeks away, and former Justice David Mahoney will be the only candidate on the ballot for Livonia Town Justice. The only catch is that Judge Mahoney resigned effective Sept. 30. So now what? David DiPasquale, Democratic Commissioner for the Livingston County Board of Elections, explained. "If Mahoney loses the election to a write-in candidate, the write-in will simply serve the term. If … [Read more...]

Janson Edges Out Brennan for Geneseo Justice Seat

GENESEO – Sitting Justice Brad Janson won Tuesday night's election by a narrow margin over challenger Bill Brennan, retaining his place on the bench. Janson is a practicing attorney in the village. Brennan is a retired SUNY Geneseo professor of Geological Sciences. The final vote tally was 406 Janson, 380 Brennan, and 66 write-ins for alternate candidates. Village Justices preside over criminal, vehicle and traffic, and civil courtroom … [Read more...]

Geneseo Village Justice Candidates Talk About the Bench at SUNY Geneseo

GENESEO – Two candidates for Geneseo Village Justice attended Wednesday night's candidate forum at SUNY Geneseo to answer questions on their candidacies and the duties and sacrifices a Village Justice has to make. Retired SUNY Geneseo Geololgical Sciences Professor Dr. Bill Brennan (D) sat alongside local attorney and current sitting village Justice Brad Janson (R) as candidates for March 15 race for Village Justice. Both briefly introduced … [Read more...]

Incumbent Judges Win Republican Committee Endorsement

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Incumbent Judges Robert Wiggins and Dennis Cohen have won the formal endorsement by the County Republican Committee for Livingston County Court Judge for the November 2015 election. At the Committee's formal designation and endorsement meeting Thursday night, Republican Committee members nominated and took a vote between candidates Judge Robert Wiggins, Judge Dennis Cohen, and Kevin Van Allen. The final weighted vote … [Read more...]

Early Shots Fired as Judicial Candidates Speak at Mount Morris Sportsman Club

Reading this on your phone or tablet? Download our new app on Google Play and the Apple store. MOUNT MORRIS – Candidates for Livingston County Court Judge and state Supreme Court Judge met and addressed the Mount Morris Sportsman Club Tuesday night during the club's regular 7 p.m. meeting. After the club took care of regular business, Marjorie Burns, court attorney for Judge Dennis Cohen, introduced the candidates for county judge, … [Read more...]