Jim's received so many wonderful and prestigious endorsements but THIS is the most important of all! Please share! PS: Michael asked that we amend this post to include that he is an elected Peer Mediator, so this is really an endorsement of one elected official to another.
Citing Jim’s legal and legislative experience, proven leadership ability and sensible judicial philosophy, former Governor George Pataki endorsed Jim's bid for the New York State Supreme Court. “I’m pleased to endorse Jim Maisano for the Supreme Court. As a Marine, attorney and legislator, Jim has served our country and our state with thoughtful and effective leadership.” Governor Pataki continued, “Jim is exactly the kind of justice we need – qualified, independent and experienced in dealing with complex issues. He will be led by a judicial philosophy that understands the proper role of the courts and the principles set forth in the law and our Constitution. I encourage everyone to vote for Jim Maisano on Election Day.”
Vets for New York (VFNY) today announced its support of Jim Maisano for New York State Supreme Court in the 9th Judicial District. In giving its endorsement, VFNY cited Jim’s longstanding dedication to veterans during his tenure as a Westchester County Legislator, his leadership in fighting for lower taxes and less spending, as well as his military service in the United States Marine Corps.
“We strongly support Jim Maisano for Supreme Court,” said Kieran Michael Lalor, founder of Vets for New York. "He has been fighting for fiscal responsibility for over a decade as a legislator. As a former Marine, he has a unique appreciation for the issues that veterans face and is a leader on veteran issues. We are impressed that Jim was one of the veterans that originally brought the need for legislation providing property tax relief for cold war veterans to the New York State Legislature. Jim’s advocacy helped pass this law in Albany. We are sure his experience as an attorney, legislator and Marine will ensure that Jim will be an excellent Supreme Court Justice." (for more, click on the title)
The Westchester Hispanic Law Enforcement Association (WHLEA) announced its endorsement of Jim Maisano for Supreme Court Justice, 9th Judicial District and Patricia O’Callaghan for Westchester Family Court Judge. The WHLEA cited both candidates’ longstanding record of leadership on law enforcement issues, commitment to equal treatment under the law, and understanding of the issues that all Westchester residents face, particularly in the Hispanic and Latino communities. (Please note that a photo of the endorsement is attached to this email).
“We are proud to support Jim Maisano for Supreme Court and Patricia O’Callaghan for Family Court,” said Luis Muniz, WHLEA President. “Both Jim and Patricia are staunch supporters of our efforts to keep our neighborhoods safe and secure, and as judicial candidates they are deeply committed to enforcing the law. They are highly qualified, and have proven to be leaders willing to listen to the concerns of all residents. We encourage law enforcement and all voters to support these two outstanding candidates on Election Day.” (click on the title for complete article & photo)
Jim is proud to announce that the New Rochelle Uniformed Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 273 endorsed his campaign for Supreme Court Justice in the 9th Judicial District (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess & Orange).
Byron Gray, President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 273, stated, “Jim has always been a good friend to the New Rochelle Fire Department during his time as a county legislator. We respect his dedication to the City of New Rochelle. The New Rochelle firefighters are convinced, based on Jim’s career experience and commitment to independence and fair and impartial justice, that he will be an excellent Supreme Court Justice. We plan to work hard to elect him this year.”
Jim stated, “I’m thrilled to have the endorsement of my hometown firefighters."