Sitting city court judge will run again

By Dave Greber

April 10, 2014 Updated Apr 10, 2014 at 7:33 AM EST

Binghamton, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) The third of three judges vying for three city court judgeships announced his candidacy Wednesday.

Judge Daniel Seiden announced his candidacy at the Binghamton Club downtown to retain his seat as a Binghamton City Court Judge for the November election.

Seiden has served as a judge since 2008.

Dozens came out to support the kick-off of Seiden's campaign on Wednesday.

In addition to his regular duties, he also oversees the housing court, which deals with blight and decay in the city.

"I was the judge that signed the order that shut down Victoria's Café on Susquehanna Street, which was the scene of numerous stabbings, and shooting, and violence in the city," Seiden said.

"In city court we handle everything," he added. "Criminal cases, civil cases, evictions, code enforcement. All variety of matter. So you have to have experience, but it's important to have the right type of experience."

In addition to Seiden, William Pelella announced his candidacy earlier this month. And Mayor Rich David announced the appointment of Carol Cocchiola to fill a spot vacated by Mary Anne Lehmann, who retired April 4.

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