Three candidates were endorsed this week for State Supreme Court by the Republican County Chairs of the 10 counties of the Sixth Judicial District.
This week’s meeting formally endorsed Cortland County resident and attorney Mark Masler, as well as Binghamton-area attorney Oliver Blaise III and Chemung County Judge Chris Baker.
“Born in Broome County, Mark Masler went to Cornell University where he studied agriculture and earned a degree in Business Management. After college, Mark and his wife Bernice operated a family dairy farm for seven years. Masler graduated from Cornell Law School in 1993, before embarking on a 25 year legal career. He was formerly a partner at Harris Beach PLLC and currently serves as the Attorney and Principal Law Clerk to Justice Phillip R. Rumsey. Mark and Bernice have lived in Cortland County for 35 years. They have four children and one grandchild.”
There are three open spots for State Supreme Court in this year’s elections due to the retirements of Judges Ferris Lebous of Broome County, Judith O’Shea of Chemung County and Phillip Rumsey of Cortland County.
The Sixth Judicial District encompasses all of Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins Counties.
The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5.