AMBOY – Citing his years of experience as a Family Court Referee and a long record of community service, Thomas Benedetto is conducting a door-to-door campaign for Oswego County Family Court Judge.
A lifelong resident of the Amboy area, Benedetto brings 30 years of experience in the legal field, many years of service to local communities, youth and families, and extensive judicial experience as a Family Court Referee and legal advisor for Family Court judges.
Benedetto is seeking the Republican and Conservative voter endorsements in the Sept. 9 primary election.
He has been endorsed by more than 10 Republican committee chairs in several communities across Oswego County.
The new Family Court judgeship offers Oswego County voters an exciting but critical opportunity to address a longstanding need for a second full-time judge dedicated to serving the needs of children and families here in Oswego County.
“I believe that being a judge requires an involvement with the community at large and I will do everything possible to work as a partner with other local agencies,” said Benedetto. “I have worked as Family Court Referee for the past five years, with the same responsibilities as a judge in most cases. I previously worked for Family Court judges as their legal advisor for the past 20 years. I know what changes need to be made to improve the process for our children and families, and I’m prepared to work hard to make these changes.”
A father of five children and a graduate of Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central Schools and Syracuse University, Benedetto has a long record and proven ability to work with people through more than two decades of community service in Oswego County.
He served for many years on the APW School Board, coached Williamstown Little League, organized teams for Parish Relay for Life, served on the Amboy Planning Board and helped organize the APW Educational Foundation.
Thom and his wife, Patty, are both active volunteers on the Oswego County Search and Rescue Team.
Thom is a lifelong sportsman and hunter and is a member of the Albion Fish and Game Club.
He spearheaded the Oswego County Mock Trial Program for many years, annually serving 75 to 100 high school students from across Oswego County to coordinate the program with local schools, courts and community groups.
“Of all the things I’ve done in the law and community over the past 30 years, I count ‘father of five’ as my most important experience for this critical office. Raising a family is tough, but at the same time, there is nothing more enlightening or joyous or demanding,” said Benedetto. “I know what it means to be accountable and accessible. I believe in fiscal responsibility, but I also believe we have to do our best to do the right thing in every case that comes before the Family Court.”
“A judge must be able to work with the family, community agencies, and others in the court system, to get the job done,” he said. “I have a proven track record and my approach is simple: work hard, treat people fairly and respectfully, and never forget where you came from. This common sense approach has enabled me to do well.”
For additional information on Benedetto’s campaign and credentials, call 315-278-6550, visit
https://www.linkedin.com/in/thombenedetto or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thom-Benedetto-for-Family-Judge/511587468945954.