Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced his candidacy for Surrogate Judge.
“I would like to congratulate Judge Fandrich on his impending retirement and express my appreciation for his commitment, professionalism, and fairness on the bench,” Budelmann said in a press release. “It has been an honor serving the People of Cayuga County as District Attorney and I am announcing my candidacy for Surrogate Judge, where I intend to continue my public service to our community.”
He says that his experience has prepared him to serve at the county judge level. “I will continue to apply my knowledge of the law and experience in the courtroom to exercise sound judgment and focus on the serious matters that affect our community,” Budelmann added. “As Cayuga County District Attorney, I have worked to ensure justice, successfully prosecuted thousands of felony cases, advised law enforcement agencies, and evaluated criminal charges. I have also served as legal advisor to more than 70 grand jury terms, where I determined admissibility of evidence and instructed those jurors on the appropriate law to be applied in each case.”
Judge Fandrich will retire at the conclusion of his current term. He was first elected in 2002.
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