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Karen Peters
Candidate for the
Supreme Court
3rd Judicial District

(Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties)

  Karen Peters

Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • My 22 years of judicial experience is inspired by my devotion to ethics and fairness.
    Nine years a Family Court Judge and then the first woman elected to the Supreme Court in the Third Judicial District, I was later appointed to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court by Governor Cuomo and twice re-appointed by Governor Pataki. I hear appeals from the trial courts in 28 counties.
    I also serve on the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct which considers complaints against judges.
    I am grateful for the opportunity to serve all the people of this State.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Endorsements
  • Conservative
  • Democrat
  • Independence
  • Republican
  • Working Families
Education
  • George Washington University, B.A., 1969
  • New York University School of Law , J.D.., 1972
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1973
Occupation/Employer
  • Associate Justice, Appellate Division of the Supreme Court - Third Department
Professional Experience
  • Justice of the Supreme Court:elected 1993
  • Family Court Judge, County of Ulster: 1984-1992
  • Counsel, New York State Division of Alcholism and Alcohol Abuse: 1979-1983
  • Private practice of law: 1973-1979
  • Assistant District Attorney: 1979

 

 
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