© 2023
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Corcoran Will Run For Judge

WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

Family Court Judge Margaret “Peggy” Walsh has lost her bid to run for New York state Supreme Court in the 3rd Judicial District to the Democratic party-backed candidate, county legislator Justin Corcoran.

The Times Union reports the Democratic convention vote among delegates from the seven-county district was 44-29 in favor of Corcoran, a practicing attorney and county legislator from Albany's 9th Legislative District.   Corcoran was backed by Albany County Democratic Chairman Matthew Clyne and won in spite of a challenge by Walsh that had the backing of several Democrats, including Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. 

After his nomination, Corcoran appealed for party unity. Republicans backed New Baltimore attorney Lisa Fisher to run against Corcoran in November's general election.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
Related Content