Hon. Judge Sean J. Farrell has announced plans to seek re-election for a third term representing the constituents of the Town of Oneonta.
“It has been my honor to serve on the bench for the past eight years and I am excited to continue working for the community,” said Judge Farrell.
Along with serving as Oneonta Town Justice, Sean has taken on additional responsibilities as the secretary/treasurer for the Otsego County Magistrates Association (OCMA) for the past three years.  He is also a former Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) member.
“Community service means a great deal to me.  Prior to taking on the role as a town justice, I was proud to serve as City Alderman.   Re-election will bring my total time as a public servant to a quarter of a century,” added Judge Farrell.
As a judge, Farrell strives to treat each individual who appears in court with respect and utilizes his vast experience both on/off the bench to complement his work.
Farrell's fellow Oneonta Town Judge Karen Liddle also has announced her intention to seek a second term as Oneonta Town Justice. Liddle is filing election petitions for the Republican and Conservative Party lines.

First elected without opposition in 2017, Judge Liddle will have served the people of the Town of Oneonta for four years as one of two town magistrates, handling matters for town residents ranging from traffic violations to various criminal cases. Liddle also shares with Justice Sean Farrell the responsibility of emergency court arraignments.

“My record and my commitment show that the court must dispense equal justice, without fear of anyone or favor to anyone,” Liddle said. “If re-elected, I will continue to make fairness the hallmark of my court and to ensure equal treatment of all.”

Liddle came to the bench with broad experience in public safety matters. She served as Otsego County’s STOP DWI and traffic safety coordinator, where she interacted with municipal courts and law enforcement agencies across the county. As coordinator, Liddle worked to ensure that both courts and police agencies received DWI funding to upgrade and improve their technology and equipment.

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