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Mount Pleasant Town Justice

Term: 4 years Salary: $30,145

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    Robert J. Ponzini
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    Elizabeth W. Smith

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City/Town of Residence Mt. Pleasant, NY
Current Political Office Mt. Pleasant Town Justice
Education St. John’s University School of Law, Jamaica, New York, J.D. Fordham University, Bronx, New York, B.A. Fordham Prep, Bronx, New York
Prior Civic Service Bronx County, New York, Assistant District Attorney,1977-1981; Westchester County Hearing Officer; Special Counsel to White Plains investigating harassment complaints; Village Attorney, Village of Ardsley; Town Attorney, Town of Somers; Village Attorney/Prosecutor, Hastings-on-Hudson; Village Attorney/Prosecutor, Village of Rye Brook; Special Counsel, Village of Pleasantville; Special Counsel, Town of Mount Pleasant; Counsel, NYS Municipal Managers Assoc.
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Campaign Phone (914) 391-3740
Twenty-four year Mt. Pleasant Town Justice repeatedly re-elected with bi-partisan support. The Fund for Modern Courts, an independent watch dog group has called Bob "firm but compassionate" and a judge who handles his cases "efficiently, competently and justly." Former prosecutor and now a practicing attorney representing city's towns and villages throught Westchester. Also serves as a Hearing Officer appointed by the last three Westchester County Executives. Fmr. U.S. Navy Lieutenant
City/Town of Residence Hawthorne, New York
Current Political Office N/A
Education The Ursuline School, Regents Diploma Marist College, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Minor in Psychology Quinnipiac University School of Law, Juris Doctor with Health Law Certification
Prior Civic Service Vice President Ninth Judicial Court Employees Association, Catechist & Parish Council Holy Name of Jesus, Daughter of the American Revolution, 12 years as a Court Attorney in Yonkers City Court
Campaign Phone (914) 879-5407
I have practiced law for fifteen years, the last twelve as a Court Attorney in Yonkers City Court. I am a Daughter of the American Revolution, Vice President of Ninth Judicial District Court Employees Association and an active volunteer at Holy Name of Jesus. I live in Hawthorne with my husband Kevin and our four sons. I believe in the prompt and fair administration of justice and will strive to keep Mt. Pleasant a safe and wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family,