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NYS Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, a statewide court, generally hears cases outside the authority of the lower courts such as civil matters beyond $25,000, and divorce, separation and annulment proceedings, and (in New York City) criminal prosecutions of felonies. Supreme Court justices are elected to 14-year terms.Annual Salary is $193,000
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    Peter Crummey (Rep, Ind, Con, Ref) Town Justice, Colonie, NY; Private legal practice

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    Julian Schreibman (Dem, WF) Attorney

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Campaign Phone (518) 426-9648
Community Involvement Judge Crummey has served as President of the Albany County Bar Association and as a delegate to the NYS Bar Association’s House of Delegates. He is currently a member of the NYS Bar Association’s Committee on Procedures for Judicial Discipline and served on the Association’s Special Committee on Youth Courts. He is also a member of the State Magistrate’s Association, the Capital District Women’s Bar Association, the NYS Bar Foundation, BPOE Colonie #2192, and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Colonie.
Experience and Qualifications Judge Crummey has served as Colonie Town Justice since January 1, 2000. The Colonie Town Court handles approximately 25,000 cases annually, including criminal cases, vehicle and traffic cases and civil proceedings. At the request of the NYS Office of Court Administration, Judge Crummey has been trusted to serve as Acting City Court Judge for Albany, Cohoes, Hudson and Troy.
Biography Judge Crummey graduated from Shaker High School; earned a B.A. in English and Theology from Boston College; and a J.D from Albany Law School. Judge Crummey has served as Colonie Town Justice since January 1, 2000. The Colonie Town Court handles approximately 25,000 cases annually, including criminal cases, vehicle and traffic cases and civil proceedings. At the request of the NYS Office of Court Administration, Judge Crummey has been trusted to serve as Acting City Court Judge for Albany, Cohoes, Hudson and Troy. Prior to being elected as a Colonie Town Justice, Judge Crummey embraced public service in a variety of capacities, including as an Albany County Legislator and Minority Leader, a Prosecutor in the Colonie and Menands Traffic Courts, an attorney for the Town of Colonie and as the attorney for the Colonie Zoning Board of Appeals. Judge Crummey also maintains a practice of law in Albany. Judge Crummey routinely makes presentations concerning the Court system in local schools and to community groups and presents his annual Gavel Award to a teacher who promotes knowledge of the Courtroom in the classroom. Since 2007, Judge Crummey has hosted Benchmark, a cable television show for the Colonie Town Library, and has interviewed more than sixty jurists and attorneys involved in our justice system. In 2013, Judge Crummey received The Distinguished Service Award from the NYS Bar Association’s Law, Youth and Citizenship Committee and received The Partners in Education Award from the Capital District Council for Social Studies. Personal Information: Judge Crummey is a life-long resident of the Town of Colonie and has five children, who continue to distinguish themselves in either the classroom, Courtroom or boardroom.
Occupation and Special Skills Judge Crummey routinely makes presentations concerning the Court system in local schools and to community groups and presents his annual Gavel Award to a teacher who promotes knowledge of the Courtroom in the classroom. Since 2007, Judge Crummey has hosted Benchmark, a cable television show for the Colonie Town Library, and has interviewed more than sixty jurists and attorneys involved in our justice system. In 2013, Judge Crummey received The Distinguished Service Award from the NYS Bar Association’s Law, Youth and Citizenship Committee and received The Partners in Education Award from the Capital District Council for Social Studies.
Website, facebook page or other links http://www.judgecrummey.com https://www.facebook.com/Vote4Crummey/
the NYS Supreme Court is among our most important courts. The decisions made in State Supreme Court on criminal, civil and municipal matters affect everyone living and working in our state. I have the background, qualifications and experience to serve in this critical position, including 18 years of service as Colonie Town Justice, helping to preside over one of the busiest Municipal Courts in New York State and three decades of private legal practice representing thousands of clients throughout Upstate. At the request of the NYS Office of Court Administration, I’ve also been privileged to serve as Acting City Court Judge for Albany, Cohoes, Hudson and Troy.

As Judge, I have fairly resolved thousands of cases, and currently serve as Senior Town Justice and Court Administrator. My peers also selected me for past service as President of the Albany County Bar Association.
I will serve with honor and integrity and serve the public with fairness and impartiality.

I will seek to expand openness and transparency in the legal system, building on my past efforts in this area.
Campaign Phone (518) 250-8581
Community Involvement Julian has served as the Treasurer of the Ulster County Historical Society and as a Commissioner on the Town of Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission. His volunteer work has extended to voting rights issues as well as a recent pro bono case on behalf of dog owners. Julian has three young sons (ages 9, 7 and 7) who attend the local public school.
Experience and Qualifications Julian’s education and 20 year legal career make him extraordinarily qualified to serve as Supreme Court Justice. He received both his college and law degrees from Yale and has divided his career between public service and private practice. He served as Assistant General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency where he held a Top Secret security clearance and was entrusted with highly-sensitive national security matters. In 2002, he received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for work on United States v. Osama bin Laden – the prosecution of four al Qaeda members for bombing our embassies in East Africa. He then served as a federal prosecutor in New York where he worked on complex fraud and narcotics trafficking cases. In that role, he supervised more than a dozen wiretap investigations resulting in, among other things, the seizure of nine kilos of heroin and the capture of a US leader of MS-13. As Senior Assistant District Attorney in Ulster County, he helped keep our communities safe from every type of criminal activity. For the past decade he has been in private practice where the majority of his cases are before the State Supreme Court.
Biography Julian grew up in Ulster County and is a graduate of Kingston High School. His father Phillip was a World War II veteran who served in Europe. His mother, Anne Hebard, came to this country from England in the 1960s; her ballet school in Kingston supported their family. Thanks to a Pell Grant, student loans, and working year-round, he became the first in his family to go to college. Now, he’s raising his children in the same community where he grew up.
Occupation and Special Skills State Supreme Court is a trial court handling cases that are critically important to the lives of the people involved. Julian is an experienced litigator who has handled a wide variety of cases calling on his extensive legal knowledge and courtroom experience. He is known as a creative and tenacious advocate, who is highly-regarded by clients, judges and adversaries. He is the only candidate rated “well qualified” by the Albany County Bar Association.
Website, facebook page or other links https://www.julianforsupremecourt.com/
Service as a Justice of the Supreme Court requires outstanding legal skills and also extensive life experience in order to serve the diverse range of people and cases that come before the Court. For the past 20 years, I have been a dedicated public servant and a devoted advocate for my clients in nearly every type and stage of litigation. I care deeply about the law, am dedicated to seeking justice, and love this community.
I will work every day to ensure that all people are respected and treated fairly and that my decisions are thoughtful, thorough and prompt. It is important to ensure that our courts work for the people whose cases come before them.

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