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Col. Matthew D. Nafus, USMCR, is asking for your vote as Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, 7th Judicial District.
A lawyer with over two decades of experience, Nafus is in private practice in Scottsville, focusing on litigation, estate, elder and family law while advising on continuing operations in the war on terror.
Prior to launching his law practice, Nafus was a Senior Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County from 1997 to 2006, prosecuting major felony cases such as murder and robbery through trial and sentencing. He was appointed a Special U.S. Attorney in California and New York. He also prosecuted cases in Livingston County.
Nafus is an Iraq War veteran, having been mobilized to active duty twice following the terrorists attacks of 2001. He was the Company Commander of the 8th Tank Battalion in Rochester during the attacks and served at Camp Al Taqaddum, Iraq, as the Staff Judge Advocate advising the Commanding General. Nafus also served as legal advisor to the Commanding General in 2011 during Operation Unified Protector, which was the NATO campaign to remove Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. He began his legal career as a Judge Advocate in the Marine Corps, stationed in Twentynine Palms, California.
Raised by a single mother in eastern Long Island, Col. Nafus earned his way to New York University through scholarships and grants and paid his own way through Fordham University School of Law. He joined the Marine Corps to serve his country and make a difference.
After a lifetime of public service, Nafus is prepared to serve the citizens of the 7th Judicial District of Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Yates, Cayuga, Seneca and Steuben counties, bringing integrity and empathy to the bench.
Matt Nafus, wife Mary Chao, and their daughter Noelle live in Brighton, NY. Matt's law practice is located in Scottsville, NY.
Maritza Buitrago is an experienced and dedicated public servant who has been helping this community over 20 years. She spends every day working in Family Court as an Assistant Public Defender, a position she has served in for nearly fifteen years. Maritza represents clients in paternity, custody, visitation, domestic violence, child support violations, abuse, neglect, Persons in Need of Supervision, termination of parental rights, adoption and guardianship cases.
During her three decades of involvement in public and community service in the Rochester area, Sandra Frankel has established a standard of excellence and integrity that has earned her the bipartisan respect and admiration of government, business and labor, education, and community leaders.
Sandy served as Supervisor of the Town of Brighton, New York for 20 years (1992-2012). Despite a larger Republican than Democratic voter registration, she became the first woman and first Democrat to hold the office of Elected Executive/CEO in the town’s 177-year history. In her most recent contested election for Supervisor, she won with 72 percent of the vote.
In 2007, Sandra was appointed by New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to the Commission on Local Government Efficiency and Competitiveness. The 15 member commission, which included government, business and academic leaders from across the state, developed recommendations to streamline local government for cost savings, increased productivity, and improved services, with the goal of making New York more competitive.
She is a member and past President of the Board of Governors of the New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal (NYMIR), an A.M. Best A-rated not-for-profit insurance company owned by and serving the insurance and risk management needs of nearly 900 subscribing counties, small cities, towns and villages, or more than half of the state's municipalities.
Fiscal mismanagement has led to the State Comptroller rating Monroe County as one of the most fiscally stressed municipal governments in the state. The present administration has wasted tax dollars and abused the public trust.
My friends it is time for a change. For over a decade my opponent has walked in lockstep with this administration. We cannot afford to continue a culture in county government that wastes our precious tax dollars.
We need real change, change that restores fiscal integrity and stability in this county.
We need to open the door and let the sunshine in. Our tax dollars must go towards the most capable and cost effective vendors, towards opportunities for everyone, not just friends of the present administration. We will end the corrosive conduct of the LDCs.
I bring a new vision and strong management that will make sure this happens. We can improve services and opportunities without raising the tax rate by making sure we watch every dollar and have the right priorities.
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