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Monroe County GOP judicial candidates announced

Jan 29, 2018

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Monroe County Republican Chairman Bill Reilich unveiled the Party's slate of judicial candidates for the 2018 election.

They include Ann Marie Taddeo who is running for re-election to the New York State Supreme Court, as well as Nicole Bayly and Alecia Mazzo, both running for Monroe County Family Court.

Reilich said all of the candidates are passionate, with plenty of life experience.

"Family court is a very difficult court because you’re dealing with issues that - when you’re involved with children are just so delicate, but yet you want to make sure that you’re obviously administering the law fairly."

Both women running for family court brought their children to stand next to them while they spoke.

Mazzo has been practicing law for 23 years as well as working as a Monroe County deputy attorney. She says experience, concern and strength are the most important qualities in a family court judge.

"Experience in both listening to and assisting our families that are in crisis and our community. Concern for all children's safety. And concern that decisions rendered will have a positive impact on our families in the long run. And strength, strength to make the right decisions, the tough decisions."

Bayly is a foster parent and has also worked in the county law department.

"The work we do in family court is work that we do to make sure our children are safe, and that our families have the support and services they need to take care of one another. This work has been my passion my entire adult life. It is the reason I became an attorney."

The Monroe County Democrats are expected to announce their candidates next month.