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Voters choose two Democrats and a Conservative to fill Supreme Court justice positions

Nov 09, 2022 1:45 pm

The Daily Freeman is reporting voters in the Third Judicial District appear to have chosen two Democrats and a Conservative to fill three open state Supreme Court justice positions. As of early Wed., Nov. 9, Democratic candidates Meagan Galligan and Sharon Graff, as well as Conservative candidate Thomas Marcelle, had received the most votes to secure 14-year terms on the bench, according to unofficial results. With 805 of 805 districts reporting, Galligan received 164,493 votes, while Graff received 162,909 and Marcelle received 162,803. Democrat Heidi Thais Cochrane trailed with 160,822 votes. Galligan, 41, is the Sullivan County district attorney and lives in the town of Forestburgh. She has been a member of the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office since 2009. Graff, 51, is the principal court attorney for Ulster County Supreme Court Justice Julian Schreibman and lives in Cottekill in Ulster County. Marcelle, 60, is a Cohoes City Court judge, as well as an acting Troy and Albany city court judge. He lives in Slingerlands, Albany County. The Third Judicial District includes Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster counties. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.