Endorsements came from both sides of the aisle for New York State Supreme Court candidate Deirdre Hay in recent weeks. Supporters include former Chair of the Town of Ithaca Republican Committee Melinda Oakes, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, and a candidate for Otsego County Clerk, MacGuire Benton. Local Assemblymember Anna Kelles and Diane Lechner, President of the NYS Federation of Democratic Women, have also endorsed Hay’s candidacy.
“Deirdre Hay has exceptional courtroom experience, and is a recognized leader of our state’s legal profession who has worked with senior judges to improve our judicial system,” said Assemblymember Kelles.
Comptroller DiNapoli cited “Deirdre Hay’s years of courtroom, classroom, and community service experience,” which, he said, “make her the best qualified candidate to keep politics out of the courtroom and ensure equal justice for all.”
“Deirdre is relatable because she is authentic, and she is authentic because she is a lawyer first and foremost, not a politician,” said Federation President Lechner. “She is exactly the kind of New York State Supreme Court Justice we need to elect at this moment in history.”