Elmira Attorney Bryan Maggs Vies for New Family Court Judge Position in Chemung County

ELMIRA, N.Y. – Chemung County in New York will soon have a second Family Court judge, with attorney Bryan Maggs announcing his candidacy for the position. The addition of this new role was made possible by state legislation passed last year, which amended the state’s Judiciary Law and Family Court Act to allocate additional judges across various jurisdictions. As a registered Republican, Maggs, who brings 23 years of experience as a trial attorney, hopes to secure the newly-created Family Court seat in the upcoming fall election.

Maggs’ background includes serving as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) major and working as a county attorney for 11 years. Familiar with the challenges faced by families, Maggs emphasized his commitment to law and order, stating that a fair and just Family Court is vital for the community’s future. At present, Maggs serves as the attorney for the Chemung County Legislature and Special Districts.

This new Family Court position has not yet attracted any other candidates, according to Maggs. Family Court judges are elected for 10-year terms. In addition to the new position, the existing Family Court seat, held by Republican Judge Mary M. Tarantelli since 2014, will also be up for election this year.

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