State Supreme Court justice seeks re-election


Molly Reynolds Fitzgerald is running for re-election to the New York State Supreme Court for the Sixth Judicial District. The Sixth Judicial District encompasses 10 counties, including Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga, and Tompkins.

Fitzgerald, who hails from Broome County, was first elected to the Supreme Court in 2007.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to sit on the Supreme Court for the last 14 years. I hope the voters will give me the opportunity to continue in this capacity,” Fitzgerald said. In addition to her duties as a trial court judge from 2008 until 2019, Fitzgerald also served as the Sixth Judicial District’s administrative judge from 2016 through 2019. In that capacity, she oversaw all of the courts in the district.

In 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo elevated Justice Fitzgerald to serve on the Appellate Division, the second-highest level court in New York State. The Appellate Division hears appeals on various cases, including criminal, civil, family court, probate, and workers’ compensation. Fitzgerald is a graduate of Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and received her law degree from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.


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