Ex-Rep. Brindisi campaigns for NYS Supreme Court justice
UTICA, NY (WUTR) – Anthony Brindisi is hoping to return to public service as he has announced he will run for the state Supreme Court in November.
“Apart from my family,” Brindisi explained. “Public service and the rule of law are the things I love most in life and as a Supreme Court justice I will be able to combine my love for public service with my experience as a practicing lawyer in only one job to serve. the people of this community.
Brindisi will run for a newly created seat in the Fifth Judicial District, one of 14 created in the state when Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill in June. The fifth district represents the counties of Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego.
“I think many of the same qualities that make up a good referee are those that I have acquired as a representative,” said Brindisi. The former congressman’s campaign announcement comes less than a month after he announced he would no longer be running for Congress in 2022. His decision was based on a desire to spend more time with his children, what he could do as a judge.
Before entering politics, Brindisi spent 15 years as a civilian lawyer. “I have mainly done civil litigation before the Supreme Court, so I am very familiar with the issues and the problems that people who may end up in the Supreme Court face,” said Brindisi.
Onondaga County Bar Association president Danielle Fogel has announced that she will run against Brindisi on the Republican ticket. “I know the inner workings of the justice system,” she said. “I know the rules of evidence, I know what it takes to try a case, but I also know what it takes to handle cases that don’t end in trial.
Fogel was born and raised in Utica, receiving her BA from Utica College and her JD from Syracuse University College of Law. Fogel has spent the past 16 years as a trial attorney and she currently lives in Syracuse with her family.