Jon Stern (Mendon Town Justice) Jon Stern is currently a partner at Kaman, Berlove, Marafioti, Jacobstein & Goldman, litigating child custody and matrimonial actions. Prior to joining Kaman, Jon was in solo practice for nine years, following employment with the Legal Aid Society of Rochester (Law Guardian Program) as well as the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office, Family Court Division. Jon has been a member of the Attorneys for Children Panel since 2001, and was a 2013 recipient of the Michael F. Dillon Attorney for Children Award. Also in 2013, Jon was the inaugural winner of the Award for Excellence in Indigent Adult Representation in Family Court. Jon obtained his B.A. from Skidmore College in 1993 and his J.D. from Emory Law School in 1996. Jon has lived in Honeoye Falls with his wife, Lisa, and his daughters, Ava and Ella, for the past fifteen years. Jon and Lisa are very excited to see Ava and the rest of the HFL senior class on a stage this coming June receiving their hard earned diplomas. Jon can often be seen, and definitely heard, on the sidelines of Ella’s softball games, providing constructive criticism to the umpires. Jon vows to bring independence from politics and twenty-five years of high intensity courtroom experience to the bench with him and is seeking this position to give back to the community which has given him and his family so much.
I am running for County Court to ensure all people, no matter their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation or socioeconomic status, are guaranteed fair treatment and protection of their constitutional rights under the law.
My name is Caroline Morrison, I am a Rochester native and I’ve been a judge for the past seven years. I’ve presided over thousands of criminal cases and hundreds of civil matters during that time. I grew up in an impoverished neighborhood on the north east side of the city and spent my early years in and out of the foster care system while also being a teen mother. I encourage you to visit my website to learn more about my story, my passion for justice and to engage with my campaign. Together we can deliver justice with integrity to all residents of Monroe County.
We make a difference in the community by finding a new way forward. This year’s Sheriff election is one of the most important elections our community has had in a long time. Whether we’re taking on the opioid crisis, finding innovative ways to reduce recidivism, making people feel safer, or making our law enforcement professionals feel more valued and appreciated, the Sheriff can and should be that leader. I believe we can reduce county crime rates. We must hold those who commit serious crimes accountable and guide non-violent offenders in our jails with a new path forward. We will take steps to better coordinate efforts across police departments and improve training and employee morale. I am committed to increasing public outreach, community relations, and the use of data and technology to improve public safety. Our community has the talent and expertise to find solutions to the issues we face. As your Sheriff, I vow to boldly lead the way. Join me in finding a new way forward.
I have dedicated my 35 year professional career to public service in the court system of Monroe County. For the past 10 years I have presided over 200 felony jury trials. I am seeking your support so that I may continue to ensure equal justice for all.