Tuesday, February 24, 2009


With much speculation these past few weeks, the news is out there.
Ulster County Court Judge J. Michael Bruhn will step down from the bench effective April 30th.

According to the Times Herald-Record, Bruhn stated t
hat he wanted to avoid bumping up against the state’s mandatory retirement age of 70 for judges.

Serving as the City Court Judge from 82 to 94 and then Ulster County Court Judge from 94 to today, I'd say he has served the people of this community steadily and faithfully.

Im guessing either the other judges fill in for him for the time remaining or the Governor appoints a temporary Judge until elections are held in November.

No matter the protocol, Bruhn leaves big shoes to fill and thus changes the scope of the election landscape here in Ulster County. Could be quite exciting since the Dems were poised to endorse Nina Postupack this year. But one never knows who will challenge whom until the dust settles.

A sincere offering of thank you for time served on the bench Sir.


Anonymous said...

Big shoes indeed!

Anonymous said...

Why would the dems endorse postupack and not field there own candidate? Where is the county chairman on this?

Anonymous said...

How is it that the Record had this published yesterday and the Freeman is a day later. Is anyone working there anymore? Why don't you do a column?