ELMSFORD, NY — The Hon. Michael A. Martinelli, candidate for Supreme Court Judge, 9th Judicial District, was endorsed on May 14th by Teamsters Local 456, for election to the court on November 6, 2018. The membership, numbering in the hundreds, gathered at the Local’s headquarters in Elmsford to affirm the endorsement. The 9th Judicial District consists of Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland Counties.
“It is gratifying to see such a massive turnout,” said Warren Ebert, a Yonkers resident and member of Teamsters Local 456. “There is power in numbers, and we in the ‘union for labor’ movement are in solidarity with Judge Martinelli. Denise June, of Garrison, NY, stated that she hoped Martinelli would bring elements of his past record to NY Supreme Court, referring in particular to his work in establishing the Yonkers Drug Court. “Such work,” said June, “is so vitally important in view of the opioid crisis plaguing society today.” Added George McNamara, a resident of White Plains: “I am impressed with Judge Martinelli’s leadership qualities, demonstrated by the fact that over the past decade he has been supervising 6 judges and a staff of more than 50 clerks.”
Judge Michael A. Martinelli is in the 23rd year of serving as Chief Judge of the Yonkers City Court. Prior to taking the bench in 1996, he had a 20-year career as a litigator specializing in commercial, real estate, criminal and zoning law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Notre Dame and Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law. Martinelli was recognized in 1995 with a prestigious “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbel, and is a Past President of the Yonkers Lawyers Association and the Columbian Lawyers Association. He lives in Yonkers with his wife of 44 years, the former Jeanne Vergari.
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Source: Jeanne Vergari Martinelli