Cardone won’t seek county judge position

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 May 2017 at 9:09 pm

Joe Cardone

ALBION — Joe Cardone, the Orleans County district attorney, said he is happy in his job and won’t be seeking the impending vacancy for county court judge.

James Punch announced he is retiring on July 29 after nearly 27 years in judge for Criminal Court, Family Court, Surrogate Court, and some State Supreme Court cases.

Punch, before he was judge, served as district attorney for five years.

Cardone praised Punch for his service to the community. Cardone, however, won’t be following Punch’s trajectory, going from DA to county judge.

“I love my job and the people I work with,” Cardone said today.

Cardone has been district attorney for about 25 years. The DA was re-elected in November to another four-year term. He didn’t face any opposition.

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