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Life after a lost campaign in Greene County

Jan 18, 2011 6:18 am
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="David Woodin, seen here in a WGXC file photo with election opponent Charles Tailleur, has returned to private practice after 28 years in public service following his November election loss."][/caption]Former long-term Greene County law clerk David Woodin, who lost a bid to become county judge, last November, has a new job, has shifted into private practice with attorney Sean Doolan, a local practice with offices in Windham, Catskill and Rockland County. In an interview with the Daily Mail published today, January 18, Woodin said he’s eager to start his new career in private practice. A Democrat whose career as a law clerk to the last four Greene County judges spanned 28 years, as well as conductor of the Catskill Community Orchestera, Woodin was defeated by Republican opponent Charles “Chip” Tailleur, the county’s chief assistant district attorney, in last November’s race to succeed the retiring Judge Daniel K. Lalor. Woodin received almost 5,500 votes. Tailleur received more than 8,700.

Woodin, 55, lives in Catskill. He was born in Vermont. In 1976, he graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts with a degree in physics and music. He received a master’s degree in teaching from Reed College in Oregon a year later. In 1981, Woodin received a law degree from Albany Law School. He holds a second-degree black belt in Shiya-Do karate and has in the past served as an instructor at the American Dojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center in Cairo. Among the highlights of his law career, Woodin created software that advises judges and attorneys on plea bargaining restrictions. He also served as a member of a subcommittee for the New York State Commission on Sentencing Reform.