Five win judge positions in 9th Judicial District – Daily Freeman


Four men and one woman won five judge positions on Tuesday in the ninth judicial district of the state Supreme Court, according to the unofficial results of the state Elections Council.

Voters gave the 14-year bench terms to Robert M. Berliner, with 284,564 votes; Thomas Davis, with 272,949; Christie L. D’Alessio, 182,660; Thomas Quiones, 175,378; and James L. Hyer, 169,667.

The three unsuccessful candidates are Richard Guertin, who obtains 135,346 votes; James M. Hendy III, with 120,392; and Mark T. Starkman, with 117,717.

The five winners ran on the Democratic line. Two were also on the Republican line and three were on the Conservative line.

The ninth judicial district includes the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester.

Berliner has held since 2008. He has run on the Democratic, Republican and Conservative lines. Previously, he was a surrogate court judge and family court judge in Rockland County.

Davis spent 29 years practicing law and graduated from the New England School of Law. He ran on the Democratic and Republican lines on the ballot. Davis has been an advocate for people with disabilities for many years, according to a campaign website.

D’Alessio, a Greenburgh municipal judge, ran on the Democratic and Conservative lines in the poll. She has over 20 years of legal experience, including as a Legal Assistant to the State Supreme Court and Assistant Attorney for Westchester County.

Quiones, a Yonkers Municipal Court judge since 2017, ran along Democratic and Conservative lines in the ballot. Quiones has served as a Support Magistrate in the Family Court System, Chief Hearing Officer for the New York City Department of Health Administrative Court Process, and Executive Assistant / General Counsel for Resource Administration New York City humanities.

Hyer ran on the Democratic line on the ballot. He is a lawyer, mediator and administrative judge. Hyer has served as president of the Westchester County Bar Association and is a member of the National Association of the Administrative Law Judiciary, among other legal groups.


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