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Cortlandt Town Justice

Term: 4 years Salary: $46,054

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    Maritza Fugaro-Norton
    (Dem, WF)

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    Daniel F. McCarthy
    (Rep, Con, Grn, I)

Biographical Information

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City/Town of Residence Cortlandt Manor
Education Bachelor of Arts Degree from Manhattan College (2000); Juris Doctor Degree from Pace University School of Law in (2003).
Prior Civic Service Cortlandt Democratic Committee District Leader for 7 years. VanCortlandtville Elementary School PTA Secretary for 3 years.
Campaign Web Site http://maritzafugaronorton.com
Campaign Phone (914) 953-7221
My commitment to serve the public interest was formed early on in my legal career. From my start as a bilingual attorney protecting domestic abuse survivors, to assisting clients in private practice and ultimately the last 13 years as a Court Attorney in Family Court, my desire and commitment to serve the public has only grown. To be able to continue this service in the community my family calls home and ensure our residents are treated with a fair and unbiased judiciary would be an honor.
City/Town of Residence Town of Cortlandt
Current Political Office Town Justice, Town of Cortlandt
Education Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College, J.D. with Honors – May 1985; Law Review, 1983-1985; Notes and Comments Editor – 1984-1985; Co-Authored of Article, The Copyright Monopoly After Sony vs. Universal Studios, 1 Touro L.Rev. 154 (1985) ; Fairfield University, B.A., History – May 19​81 ; Hendrick Hudson High School – May 1977
Prior Civic Service ZBA Member, Town of Cortlandt ('90's); Municipal Attorney, Village of Buchanan (1995 – 2003); Acting Village Justice, Village of Buchanan (1991 – 1994); Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 49, BSA - Merit Badge Counselor - Citizenships (3), Law, and Motor Boating Merit Badges (2014 – Present); Youth Team Sports Sponsor for the Town of Cortlandt Rec. (1998 – Present); Volunteer, The Children’s Village (2008 – 2015); Member of the 1977 Hendrick Hudson Varsity Basketball HOF Team
Campaign Phone (914) 643-9711
Judge Dan McCarthy over the past 12 years as Cortlandt Town Justice has worked to achieve fairness, order, and equality in our Town Court, and he remains committed to treating all members of the public with dignity and respect, and to continue upholding the laws of our community with integrity and honesty. His 33 years of legal experience have instilled in Dan the fair mindedness, knowledge of the law and judicial temperament necessary to continue to effectively serve the Cortlandt community.