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Yonkers City Court Judge

Term: 10 years Salary: $189,810

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    Richard F. Sweeney

  • Elena Goldberg-Velazquez
    (Dem, Con, WF, I)

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City/Town of Residence Yonkers
Current Political Office none
Education Juris Doctor from Fordham Law School, class of 1984; SUNY Oneonta, Bachelor of Arts in Business/Economics, 1981; Archbishop Stepinac High School, White Plains, NY, graduated 1977; Annunciation Grammar School, Yonkers, NY, graduated 1973.
Prior Civic Service Board member (past or present): access Westchester, Inc., Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc., National Federation of the Blind, Westchester Chapter, Westgate Park Condominium, Fordham Law Alumni Assn. Memberships (past or present): American Council for the Blind, Yonkers Lions Club, East Yonkers Rotary Club, New York State Bar Association, Committee on Persons with Disabilities. Volunteer (past or present): Gorton High School Mock Trial competition, JLaw Project, Big Brother/Big Sister.
Campaign Phone (914) 351-3517
I am a former Yonkers City Court Judge; I have 34 years of experience as an attorney including 16 years with the Westchester County Attorney’s Office; I am a former administrative law judge for the Westchester County Human Rights Commission; I am a former Teamster with Local 456; and I am currently a trial attorney in private practice. Although I am blind, I know I can do this job because of my experience and the fact that I have already done it. If elected, I promise to be fair and impartial.
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