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New Castle Town Justice

Term: 4 years Salary: $30,640

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  • Douglas M. Kraus
    (Dem)

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City/Town of Residence Chappaqua, N.Y. (Town of New Castle)
Current Political Office New Castle Town Justice
Education B.A., U. of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude); J.D., U. of Chicago Law School (Assoc. Editor, U. of Chicago Law Review)
Prior Civic Service New Castle Town Justice since 1994; Trustee, Northern Westchester Hospital since 2013; Board of Directors, Westchester Land Trust since 2011; Board of Directors, New York Legal Aid Society (1993-99); Board of Directors, N.Y. Lawyers for the Public Interest (1994-2006); Board of Directors, Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund (1976-81); New Castle Town Board (1976-80); Zoning Board (1975-76).
During a legal career spanning four decades, I handled a broad range of complex matters in state and federal courts across the U.S., including the U.S. Supreme Court. As Town Justice for the past 25 years, I have made it a point to afford every party a full and complete opportunity to be heard, and explained my rulings in written decisions. I seek re-election based on my legal experience, job performance over the past 25 years, and my demonstrated commitment to public service and our Town.