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Saratoga County Saratoga Springs City Judge

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    Andrew Blumenberg (REP, CON, RFM) Lawyer

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    Francine Vero (DEM, WF, IND, WEP) Saratoga Springs City Court Judge

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Education Hobart College, BA 1989 Syracuse University, JD 1994
Experience and Qualifications Admitted to practice law in New York 1995 & North Carolina 1997. Saratoga County Public Defender's Office from 11/07-present.
Key Endorsements Retired former Saratoga County Court Judge's Scarano and Williams.
Party Endorsements Republican, Conservative & Reform parties.
Campaign Mailing Address Friends of Andrew Blumenberg PO Box 165, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
I've been the Saratoga County Public Defender assigned to Saratoga Springs City Court since November of 2007. I've handled over 5,000 criminal cases out of City Court among my many other duties in the Saratoga County Public Defender's Office. In addition to being knowledgeable with all aspects of criminal law I am intimately familiar with the workings, personnel and litigants of Saratoga Springs City Court from my ten years of representing the public on criminal charges there. There is no lawyer over the past ten years who has had more of a presence in that courtroom and I believe my extensive experience there "uniquely qualifies" me for the position of Saratoga Springs City Court Judge.
Education Albany Law School of Union University, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2006; Providence College, Providence, RI., B.A. English, minor-Development of Western Civilization, cum laude, May 2003.
Experience and Qualifications Judge Francine Vero has experience presiding over thousands of civil and criminal matters. She is solely responsible for all domestic violence and civil cases, including landlord/tenant eviction proceedings. She also handles the DWI, vehicle and traffic and parking enforcement calendars, as well as felony arraignments. Judge Vero is a former trial attorney with ten years of experience litigating in Supreme, Federal and City Courts. She was senior counsel with Harris Beach, a top law firm.
Key Endorsements Saratoga Springs Firefighters - Local 343; Saratoga County Central Labor Council
Party Endorsements Democratic (endorsed unanimously); Independence; Women's Equality; Working Families
For more information;; Facebook - @judgefrancinevero
Campaign Phone (518) 253-3929
Campaign Mailing Address Committee to Elect Judge Francine Vero, P.O. Box 810, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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As the incumbent, I know firsthand what is required to preside over the diverse civil and criminal matters that come before the Saratoga Springs City Court. As judge I have experienced and gained perspective of the skills needed to control a courtroom and oversee cases involving adversarial lawyers and powerful emotions among all parties.

Moreover, I am solely responsible for the specialized Domestic Violence Compliance Court. For thirteen years prior to taking the bench I volunteered and worked with community members to provide services for individuals and families threatened with domestic violence. My years of commitment to this cause have given me the knowledge and experience necessary to preside over Saratoga Springs’ specialized court to address domestic violence.

I also understand the commitment and dedication required for judicial service. I know the position requires availability on a 24 hour basis to handle off-hour court proceedings because I have lived it. logo


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