I have accepted the nomination to run for Piermont Village Justice in the upcoming November 5th election. I am very excited about the possibility of being Judge. I want for nothing more than to give back to the community, especially to all those people who helped me and my family during last year's Superstorm Sandy. The outpouring of love, the friendship and kindness of so many Piermonters has made me want to give back in a big way. Over the last year I have re-acquainted with many friends from Tappan Zee High School and my kind neighbors who all helped me rebuild from the storm. The parents of the children I have met over the years are all encouraging me to seek office again. As you may know, the last time I ran for Judge in Piermont it was a close race, and more voters voted in that election than any other in the history of Village elections. Impressive. By my calculations, I need a mere 100 or so more votes and I have the race. And I would be a fine Village Justice, fair and understanding, but firm on crime particularly the bicyclists who do not ride single file, and the all too often drivers that race down our narrow river roads and, of course, I am a protector of children and fierce defender of the environment and the watefront.
I love Piermont, the Hudson River, the restaurants, the views and mostly the people. So many great people old and young alike enjoying all the Village has to offer safely and comfortably thanks to the Village Police and Fire Departments. I want to help keep it that way. It is really a wonderful place. I have been practicing law since 2003 here in the Village, and I am an attorney duly licensed and admitted in good standing to practice law in the State of New York. I previously served on the Board of Directors for the Rockland County Bar Association in 2007, and chaired several bar association committees. In the last election, my opponent and I were both found equally qualified by the bar association's judicial screening committee. And despite the well-publicised efforts to stop my firm's work to protect children in the United States being targeted by Big Pharma we have overcome all the blocks and all the obstacles encountered. The demand for the services of the law firm continues to grow. Patricia Finn Attorney, P.C. represents thousands of parents and children throughout the United States and my legal work involving parental rights and vaccine injuries has been precedent setting.
As a practitioner of law, I am well known for my pro bono and civil rights cases involving Autism, the public health and religious freedom. Before becomming an attorney, I worked for over ten years as a program director on anti poverty programs in the South Bronx for a non-profit organization named SOBRO. I have a law degree from Pace University School of Law where I was distinguished for my Moot Court experience having won first place in the Gray's Inn International Moot Court and being selected twice for the prestigious Jessup International Moot Court Team. I have a master's degree in public administration from Baruch College in New York City and a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University where I attended on a debating scholarship. I love to argue it is a gift of Irish eloquence and I am an experienced trial attorney. I am a Warrior Mom with two great kids and have lived in Piermont since I was sixteen years old...my favourite hobbies are watching the sunrise over the Pier, the sunset over Tweed Blvd and bodybuilding.
And that is why I'm running for Judge...WIN WITH FINN.
I hope you will remember to get out and vote on November 5, 2010 and support me for Village Justice.
Patricia Finn, Esq.