Re-elect Judge Vanessa Bogan
Democrats, Workin Families Party, Onondaga County Veterans Party, I am on have the Independence Party line and the Reform Party line
CUNY School of Law - Juris Doctors 1993
Columbia College - Bachelor of Arts 1989
I was appointed to the Syracuse City Court bench in 2006 by the former mayor Matt Driscoll and elected in 2007. I begun my law career in 1994 as an attorney with Hiscock Legal Aid Society. I did criminal defense work, unemployment hearings, divorces, landlord-tenant court and appellate work. I worked at the County Law Department where i prosecuted juvenile delinquents and child abuse and neglect cases. I also served as Corporate Counsel to at the Syracuse Community Health Center and Affiliate where I engaged in corporate compliance, implementation of HIPPA and educating state and federal legislators on matters germane to healthcare of the underserved in our community .
Veterans Party of Onondaga County
Teamsters Local 317
UAW Region 9
CWA Local 1123
Roofers Local 195
Onondaga County Sheriff's Police Association
NYS Police Investigators Association
NYS Troopers Police Benevolent Association
CNY Chiefs of Police
The Greater Syracuse Labor Council
IBEW Local 43
Corcoran High School
Syracuse University College of Law
I have been serving the citizens of Syrause as a City Court Judge for 16 years. I am currently designated as an Acting County Court Judge and am the Presiding Judge of Syracuse Community Treatment Court, also known as Drug Court.
In my 25 year year career as an attorney, I have been a prosecutor, a defense attorney and a judge. I grew up in the City of Syracuse and graduated from City Schools. My children attend City Schools. I am active in the community. I have coached youth soccer, basketball, baseball and lacrosse. I am currently the 1st Vice-President of the Board of Directors of P.E.A.C.E. Inc. I am also on the board of Sarah's Guest House and am a member of the Board of Directors of Valley Lacrosse. I am a member and Past President of the Valley Mens Club and also a memeber and former Commander of the Sons of the American Legion Post 1468.
I would ask for your vote on November 7th.
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Democratic Party, Working Families Party, Women's Equality Party, Veterans Party, Greater Syracuse Labor Council AFL-CIO, CNY Community Action Program Council UAW Region 9, Teamsters, Alliance Network, Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli, Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter, Senator David Valesky, and several other local elected officials.
Albany Law School • May 2002
• MBA: 3.54 GPA • JD: 3.04 GPA (Dean’s List- Spring 2001, Fall 2001)
• Business Law Concentration with Honors: 3.57 GPA
• Moot Court Board • Environmental Outlook Journal Executive Board, Articles Editor
• BLSA President 1999/2000
LL.M. SECURITIES AND FINANCIAL REGULATIONS PROGRAM
Georgetown Law Center • Fall 2002
• Completed some coursework in program
B.A., POLITICAL SCIENCE/ MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY
State University of New York • May 1998
• cum laude
I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF SERVING AS A SYRACUSE CITY COURT JUDGE, WHO PRESIDES OVER LANDLORD/TENANT, CIVIL, SMALL CLAIMS, COMMERCIAL, TRAFFIC AND CRIMINAL MATTERS. AS OF OCTOBER 5TH OF THIS YEAR, I HAVE PRESIDED OVER APPROXIMATELY 1,400 LANDLORD/TENANT CASES, 250 SMALL CLAIMS, CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL MATTERS, 100 MOTIONS AND APPLICATIONS, AND CONDUCTED APPROXIMATELY 20 BENCH TRIALS. I HAVE ALSO PRESIDED OVER 3,000 CALENDARED CRIMINAL CASES/CHARGES, THE DISPOSITION OF OVER 1,000 CALENDARED CRIMINAL CASES/CHARGES AND CONDUCTED APPROXIMATELY 700 MISDEMEANOR AND FELONY ARRAIGNMENTS.
IN TERMS OF MY BACKGROUND, I HAVE OVER 13 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AS AN ATTORNEY IN PRIVATE PRACTICE, BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SERVICE, WHICH HAS PROVEN ESSENTIAL AS A SYRACUSE CITY COURT JUDGE, CONSIDERING THE WIDE BERTH AND FREQUENCY OF MATTERS WHICH COME BEFORE THE COURT.
Juris Doctor, Syracuse University College of Law
Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Oswego
I am an attorney in private practice with extensive experience practicing in courts throughout Onondaga County. I have handled hundreds of cases in Syracuse City Court in criminal, landlord-tenant, and civil matters over the past eleven years.
I have a solid reputation with prosecutors and defendants as a good attorney who works hard for the people I represent. My advice is sought out by colleagues on legal matters and I am seen as someone who knows the law. I have also been active in changing how the indigent are represented in criminal and family courts throughout Onondaga County
Prior to becoming an attorney, I spent my first years after high school in the United States Army. While there I attained the rank of sergeant, managed an artillery-tracking radar crew, and completed three years of college.
You should vote for me because I am a respected attorney with a good work ethic, I have a history of standing up for what is right, and I have a history of public service.