Letter from Town Justice Kathy Dell

Letter to the Editor

Fellow citizens, my name is Kathy Dell and I am nearing the end of my first term as one of your town justices in the Skaneateles Town Court. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve in this elected position, doing the work that I love.

I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and my experience as your town justice. I have made my employment/career for the last 19 years right here in the Skaneateles Court, the first 15 years as a court clerk and the past 4 years as your town justice. During my term of service as justice, I have presided over regular court sessions, bench trials, jury trials, special civil proceedings as well as criminal matters ranging from vehicle & traffic law infractions to serious criminal charges.

We live in a small, connected community. Every person who comes before me can be assured that I work diligently to apply the law in a just manner. In this time I have regularly attended annual training conducted by the New York State Unified Court System. I am currently serving as president of the Onondaga County Magistrates Association.

Skaneateles has been my home for 32 years and the next generation of my family is growing up here. Being a member of this special community and my work in the court are where my heart is and I would be honored to have the opportunity to continue as your town justice along with my co-judge, Charlie Major.

We have just observed the tenth anniversary of the tragedy we know as “9/11,” our men and women of the armed forces are in harm’s way still to preserve our democratic way of life. One of the rights that their service insures is the right to vote.

I understand as well as anyone the demands of a busy life, but I hope you will please consider making that extra effort on Nov. 8 to exercise your Constitutional right to vote.

Thank you, and I look forward to talking personally with as many of you as possible in the coming weeks.



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