After two 10-year terms, Auburn City Court Judge Michael F. McKeon said he will not seek re-election in November.
McKeon was first elected as city court judge in 1999, when he succeeded Judge James G. Cuddy. The Democrat was then re-elected in 2009 and has served as an acting Cayuga County and Family Court judge since 2010. According to public payroll website See Through NY, he earned $185,200 in the position in 2017.
In 2003, McKeon developed the first drug treatment court for misdemeanor offenders in Cayuga County. He later founded a domestic violence court for misdemeanor offenders in 2004 and a behavioral health court for misdemeanor and felony offenders in 2009. He presided over Cayuga County’s felony drug treatment court and judicial diversion from 2010 through April of this year.