Sullivan County, NY – Well-wishers from across municipalities came to watch the swearing in of Michael F. Maguire as the new Court Judge in Sullivan County. Maguire won the November election, and was sworn in on Wednesday by Judge Burton Ledina, whom he will replace.
Maguire has a noble and exemplary track record as a public servant. He was the assistant district attorney for many years and also ran a successful private practice where he handled hundreds of family court cases. He said he intends to continue to bring justice and fairness to families.
District 6 County Legislator Jodi Goodman has known Maguire for many years and was one of several elected officials at the ceremony. Also in attendance were Sheriff Mike Schiff and Undersheriff Eric Chaboty, as well as Monticello Police Chief Doug Solomon.
Hundreds of supporters also filled the courtyard, including village judges and various religious leaders. Rabbi Chaim Schwartz, Head of the Satmar Camp, as well as Rabbi Abe Friedman, who serves as Special Assistant to the Sullivan County Sheriff and as Community Liaison to State Homeland Security and Rabbi Joel Friedman, who is Chaplain to the NYC Sheriff also welcomed Maguire as the county’s new judge. Rabbi Moses Vitriol, Director of Kiryas Yoel Public Safety and Community Liaison to the Bergen County Medical Examiner was also present.
The Honorable Judge Maguire remarked that there is a great deal of work to be done, and he will begin his efforts as soon as the new year begins. Maguire stated that his goal was to heal families while dispensing justice.
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(YWN Sullivan County News Team – 2010)