Vote For Thom Benedetto, Oswego , NY

WHY VOTE FOR THOM?

“As Family Court Judge, I want the same things for the children I see in court that I want for my own children and grandchildren: to be happy, healthy, and safe with opportunities to thrive.”

As a Family Court Referee: Thom has heard and decided well over 10,000 dockets since 2009. These cases involved domestic violence, custody/visitation disputes, alleged child neglect/abuse, and foster care review. Fewer than 6 cases were appealed where it was determined that each decision was correct and proper.

What’s A Family Court Referee?

The term is unfamiliar to many, but a Court Attorney-Referee is essentially an appointed judge. The same rules of evidence and procedure apply.  With consent of the parties, a Referee is fully responsible to hear and decide the case just like a judge and has essentially the same responsibilities as a judge:

Hear and determine family disputes, including issuing temporary and permanent restraining orders; conduct settlement conferences and trials and other hearings in various child neglect and abuse proceedings; research and analyze complex legal issues; render various legal determinations or issue orders or other legal documents, including judicial opinions, confidential reports, memoranda of law, and other important court related papers; hearing and determining various court proceedings.

Among these:

  • Family offense matters
  • Child custody cases
  • Foster care placement issues and permanency cases
  • Domestic violence cases
  • Juvenile Issues

For the past 30 years, I have held a broad range of legal positions which have given me an in-depth perspective on operations, as well as experience and familiarity with every kind of case I’ll handle as Family Court Judge:

  • Principal Court Attorney to Acting Supreme Court Justice
  • Associate Court Attorney
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Deputy Coroner
  • Municipal Attorney
  • Attorney & Counselor at Law
  • Court Attorney
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Clerk
 
 
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“As Family Court Judge, I want the same things for the children I see in court that I want for my own children and grandchildren: to be happy, healthy, and safe with opportunities to thrive.” Thom Benedetto

 

Committed To Community Service

Community Service Thom Benedetto

Strong, broad history of community service as a volunteer and board member for many charitable and civic organizations. Among these:

Board member, searcher for Oswego County Pioneers Search and Rescue.  Basic wildlands searcher and qualified to participated in search and rescue operations dispatched through Oswego County E-911.

  • K-9 Rescue Dog trainer
  • HAM radio operator
  • Oswego County High School Mock Trial Coordinator, judge and team advisor
  • Youth Court Advisory Board
  • Altmar-Parish-Williamstown board of education member
  • Advisory Board – Sex Offender Management Planning Committee for Oswego County
  • Town of Amboy Planning Board
  • Relay for Life – American Cancer society
  • Little League Coach/Board member
  • Member, CSEA Union
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Deep Commitment To Family

Each day brings new joy from my wife, five children and (soon to be) four grandchildren. We do so many things together as a family…hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, and more. In addition, I am a motivational/inspirational photographer. It brings me great peace and satisfaction to share life’s images and inspirational quotes with people all over the world.