Broome County legislator resigns, accepts town judge appointment

By Suzanne Proulx

Credit: Broome County

Broome County legislator resigns, accepts town judge appointment

October 22, 2013 Updated Oct 22, 2013 at 11:35 AM EST

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Broome County District 8 legislator, John Black resigned after accepting the appointment to serve as Town of Union Justice.

Black's appointment will become effective Nov. 18.

He was appointed to replace Tom Dellapenna. Dellapenna resigned on Sept. 30 to become a manger of Risk and Insurance for Broome County.

“I’d like to thank John Black for his service to the residents of Endwell and all of Broome County,” said County Legislature Chairman Jerry Marinich (District 10, Chenango). “We wish him good luck as he continues his public service as a Justice in the Town of Union.”

Broome County is now looking to appoint a replacement to the County Legislature. The appointment must live within District 8 and is registered in the same political party as the former Legislator. For this appointment, the person must be a Republican.

“We’re looking to fill this seat with a service-minded individual who wants to make a difference and give something back to our community,” said Broome County Republican Chairman Bijoy Datta. “We look forward to reviewing candidates to carry on the good work that John started as a County Legislator.”

Any interested Republicans within District 8 may send a cover letter and resume to:

Jerry Marinich, Chair of the Legislature
Bijoy Datta, Chairman, Broome County Republican Committee
59 Court Street, Room 707