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Former County Legislator Receives Democratic Judge Nomination

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Victor Grossman
Victor Grossman

Brewster resident Victor Grossman, a former Putnam County legislator, recently received the Democratic domination for his race to become a state Supreme Court judge for the Ninth Judicial District.

Grossman, 61, was the only Putnam County resident to receive the Democratic Party’s nomination for the five open seats in the district, which includes Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Rockland counties. State Supreme Court judges serve 14-year terms.

Grossman, who operates a law office in Carmel, has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years. “(I am) honored to have the support of friends and colleagues in the bar and the community who have recognized the quality of my work which I hope to bring to the bench,” he said. “I have been representing the mothers, fathers, and children of the Ninth Judicial District on the issues that matter to them. Whether it’s a divorce, real estate purchase, criminal or business matter, the people of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Rockland Counties deserve a Supreme Court Justice with real world experience”.

He was chairman of the Putnam County Charter Revision Commission and has also served on the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Ethics Board in the Town of Southeast. He was a Putnam County legislator in the early 1990’s.

“My varied background and experience is an asset that distinguishes me from the other judicial candidates,” Grossman said last week.

Grossman has been found to be “Highly Qualified” to serve as a Supreme Court Justice by the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission and by the Putnam County Bar Association.

Grossman said last week he has been meeting residents throughout the judicial district recently.

Unlike races for other offices this year, judicial candidates will not be expressing their opinion on matters that could come before them in court, Grossman said.

Judges should not legislate, Grossman said.

“My job is to apply the law,” he said.

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