Gallagher re-elected; Ulster has new Family Court Judge


KINGSTON – Ulster voters have re-elected March Gallagher as cComptroller and picked Attorney Sarah Rakov to serve as Ulster County Family Court Judge.

Ulster County Comptroller, March Gallagher, who was unopposed, won re-election to serve her first full four-year term as Ulster County Comptroller. Gallagher was first elected to the position in 2019 when she ran to fill a vacancy.

Ulster County Comptroller March Gallagher
“I’m proud of all we’ve accomplished over the last two years in terms of improving transparency and accountability in county government,” Gallagher said. “I look forward to continuing to serve the people of Ulster County, and to highlighting quality of life issues such as housing, mental health services, and the cost of hosting the New York City watershed.”

Rakov is a family court attorney with 20 years of experience and broad knowledge of the court, has represented children and litigants in Family Court, and has worked with the Ulster Youth Part judge.

“My entire career has been about serving children, families, and the most vulnerable,” Rakov said. “From my very first work during law school representing domestic abuse victims to my most recent work for Family Court as a Principal Court Attorney, this work is not just my livelihood, it is my passion. I am thrilled for this opportunity to continue to serve the children and families of Ulster County.”

Family Court Judge-elect Sarah Rakov
Rakov was nominated by the Ulster County Democratic Committee to run to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Mizel and ran unopposed.

Democrats were elected to fill three seats on the State Supreme Court in the Third Judicial District:

  • Kevin Bryant, State Supreme Court Justice

  • David Gandin, State Supreme Court Justice

  • Laura Jordan, State Supreme Court Justice

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