Friday, February 17, 2017




Prominent attorney announces candidacy for Orange County Court judge

GOSHEN – Attorney William DeProspo, a one-time Orange County Republican Party chairman, announced to a packed house at a Goshen restaurant Thursday night that he would run for county court judge this fall.

Supporters ranged from construction union leadership, Conservative Party leaders, to public officials and even a top Orange County Democrat, Middletown Mayor Joseph DeStefano, who attended and announced his support for DeProspo.

DeProspo: "My heritage and my life experiences ..."

DeStefano - not the first time he has crossed party lines
to endorse a Republican

“I first met Bill almost as an adversary,” DeStefano told the DeProspo supporters. “I was kind of envious when he was chairman of the Republican Party. I was a former chairman of the Democratic Party and he had a lot of success. I was always wondering what the hell this guy was doing; what does he do.”

For DeProspo’s part, he said he has the experience to be a jurist.

“My heritage and my life experiences will guide me throughout this campaign and indeed they will be my moral compass when I take the bench,” DeProspo said. “Wearing a robe is a great privilege and I will always respect it as such.”

Serving on the bench is nothing new to the DeProspo family. The candidate’s wife, Katie Bartlett, is also a judge in the court of claims and state supreme court.


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