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2005 Voter Guide

Rachel Kretser
Candidate for the
City Court, City of Albany

  Rachel Kretser

Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • Several decades of legal experience prepared me for the Albany City Criminal Court and I am honored to be the first woman to preside full-time in this court. After graduation, I practiced law at a large Manhattan firm but quickly realized that my heart was in public rather than private service. Taking a half-salary pay cut, I joined the Attorney General's Office and devoted my career to public service. My appointment to the Bench was the culmination of a life-long dream. With your support, I hope to continue serving the public with dedication and fairness as a City Court Judge.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Endorsements
  • Democrat
  • Independence
Education
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1978
  • SUNY at Albany, B.S., 1972
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1979
Occupation/Employer
  • Albany City Court Judge
Professional Experience
  • Albany City Court Judge (Jan. 2006-present)
  • Vice President, NYS Bar Association (2003-present)
  • Attorney General Spitzer's Executive Staff (1999-2005)
  • Assistant Attorney General, Litigation Bureau (1995-1999)
  • President, Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (1995-1996)
  • Bureau Chief, Attorney General's Consumer Frauds Bureau (1983-1995)
  • Associate Attorney, Weil, Gotshal and Manges (1978)

 

 
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