PHOENIX – The Oswego County Democratic Committee on Thursday evening unanimously endorsed Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman for Family Court Judge.
Coleman’s experience, integrity, and commitment to children and families were common themes during the committee’s discussion.
“This is a great night, not just for Democrats but for all the voters of Oswego County,” said Committee Chairman Mike Kunzwiler after the unanimous vote. “Lou Anne is going to bring dignity and respect back to the Oswego County Family Court.”
In her remarks before the committee, Coleman spoke about the importance of Family Court.
“The whole community is affected by the decisions made there. That’s why I want to make it better,” she said, identifying improved communication between the court and the schools, the Department of Social Services, and the probation office as a top priority.
Emphasizing that she currently spends every day working in Family Court, Coleman expressed confidence that she is qualified to be Family Court Judge.
“As judge, when people walk into my courtroom I will show them respect and I will judge fairly. I will apply the facts to the law and act in the best interest of the children,” she said.
“The reason Democrats are united behind a single candidate is that Lou Anne is exactly the person Oswego County needs protecting children in Family Court,” said County Legislator Jake Mulcahey.
County Legislator Dan Farfaglia agreed.
“The county deserves a Family Court Judge who puts the best interest of children and families first, utilizing the law and common sense,” he said.
The committee’s enthusiastic support for Coleman was summed up by committee member Judy Prosser.
“Lou Anne has life experience, she has law experience, and she’s going to be a great judge,” she said.