East Hampton Patch has asked all the candidates to write up five points voters should know about them as they head to the polls on Nov. 8. Here is what , a candidate for , wants you to know:
1. When I am elected, I will work when there is work to be done, not half-time like the current justices. The court will be open five days a week and calendars will be called on time. Telephone calls to the court will be answered by a person, not a machine. We have two court rooms and I will see that they are both used when necessary.
2. I will see that small claims, minor traffic violations and parking tickets are heard in the evening so people don’t need to take off work to deal with these matters. I will expedite the resolution of town code violations and hear them two days a week if necessary.
3. I am a graduate of Colgate University and NYU Law School. I have maintained my law practice here for the past 30 years, representing clients on a variety of matters including trials in local, state and federal courts. I came here in 1981 after serving two years as a Scholar at The Veteran’s Administration and George Washington University in Washington, DC.
4. I am married to Laura Anker, a dedicated community activist and Distinguished Professor at SUNY Old Westbury where she also serves a Director of the First Year Program. We have raised three children here and are now proud full-time grandparents.
5. We need a court that meets the needs of the community it serves. With your help we can have it.