Van Buren: Justice seat uncontested

Incumbent Justice Darlene O'Kane is running unopposed in the Van Buren election.

Name: Darlene O'Kane

Address: Town of Van Buren

Age: 43

Political affiliation: Republican, also endorsed by Independence and Conservative Parties

Professional experience: Five years judicial experience, practicing attorney for 17 years, former assistant district attorney; current president, Onondaga County Magistrates Association; More than 60 hours of judicial training; trial experience in federal, state and local courts; bachelor of science degree, finance, Syracuse University, 1986; Syracuse University College of Law graduate, 1989; Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New York.

Political experience: Elected Van Buren Town Justice, 2003: Elected Van Buren Town Board, 2002

Community involvement: Van Buren Planning Board; OCCRA Board; Canton Woods Community Center Board; Baldwinsville High School mock trial team advisor; speaker for Baldwinsville and Jordan Elbridge High School law classes; president, Onondaga County Magistrates Association; Graduate, Baldwinsville schools.

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