Thursday, October 13, 2011

Only One County Judge Candidate Is Rated

The Democratic endorsed candidate for Columbia County Judge, Hudson City Court Judge Richard M. Koweek has been rated “Qualified” by the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission (IJEQC) for the Third Judicial District.

Judge Koweek is the only candidate for the position of Columbia County Judge to achieve this distinction.

“I am deeply honored. The IJEQC process was very detailed and demanding. It was clear during the interview that my judicial experience and demeanor, combined with varied legal knowledge, were significant to the members of the IJEQC. The ‘Qualified’ rating from an independent panel of both lawyers and non-lawyers speaks to my unique qualifications for the position of Columbia County Judge."

Columbia County Democrats Chair Cyndy Hall said,
"This is quite an honor for Judge Koweek and I am thrilled for him. His experience and impeccable judicial reputation will serve him well as Columbia County Judge. I do find it perplexing that Ms. Cozzolino would not put herself forward to this panel. They are designed to take the issue of qualification for office out of the political realm and put it in the hands of non-partisan experts."

If you'd like to make a contribution to Judge Koweek's Campaign
Checks can be mailed to:

Committee to Elect Richard Koweek
65 Glenwood Blvd
Hudson NY 12534
Frank Rees Treasurer