New Albion judge takes the oath

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 January 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – Joe Fuller, the newly elected town justice in Albion, took the oath of office tonight during the Albion Town Board meeting.

Fuller retired in July after working as an Albion police officer for 20 years. He retired as a sergeant and also was the K-9 officer. He also is a county coroner.

Fuller was joined at the swearing in by his wife Paula and their daughter Julia. Town Justice Gary Moore administered the oath.

After Fuller took the oath, he switched roles with Moore, who then took the oath of office. Moore just finished his first four-year term as justice. He is a retired police officer.

Moore holds court at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fuller will have court at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays. His first court date as judge will be tomorrow morning.

Fuller attended a six-day training last month for new justices. Two other newly elected or appointed justices in Orleans County also attended the “Taking the Bench” course through The New York State Judicial Institute. Joseph Kujawa of Ridgeway and David Gaudioso of Kendall both are starting as judges.

In Albion, the two justices will each be paid $16,810 in 2015. There will be one more new face at town court this year. The Town Board approved added a part-time clerk to work with Denise Cornick, the full-time court clerk. Linda Scurry will serve in the new part-time position.