So far, three people have announced their intention to run for the full-time, ten-year position of City Court Judge.
Lisa Lorman announced her intention to run in January of this year. She currently serves as part-time City Court Judge, a position she has held since she was appointed in 2008. She is the first woman in Amsterdam history to hold the position.
According to Lorman, she has served as a part-time attorney for the Montgomery County Department of Social Services since 1993 and prosecutes proceedings involving child abuse and neglect. Previously, she served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Amsterdam from 1989 to 1995. She has also served as the President of the Montgomery County Bar Association. She is currently a partner in the Lorman Law Firm, PC which she owns with her husband William Lorman.
Lorman earned her Juris Doctor from Albany Law School of Union University in 1988, and earned a Bachelors of Science with High Honors in Political Science and German from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.
She also cites her involvement in various community activities such as serving on the board of directors of the Montgomery County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery County, membership in the Sorptomist Club, involvement with the Amsterdam High School booster clubs, and the High School Mock Court Competition.
Lisa and her husband William reside in Amsterdam, and are the parents of Matthew Lorman and Emily Lorman.
William J. Mycek announced his intention to run earlier this month.
Mycek currently serves as Assistant District Attorney for Montgomery County and Attorney for the Town of Charleston. According to Mycek, he is also an associate at the Mycek Law Firm in Amsterdam where he started as a part-time legal assistant over ten years ago. He was appointed by State of New York Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Judicial Department as Examiner of Guardianship Accounts for Montgomery County, and has also served as Assistant Attorney for Montgomery County Department of Social Services.
Mycek is a graduate of Amsterdam High School, class of 1999. He received his undergraduate degree from the University at Albany in Albany, NY and Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, PA.
He resides in Amsterdam with his wife Sarah and their daughter Ruby.
Gerard C. DeCusatis announced his intention to run earlier this week.
DeCusatis currently serves as Corporation Counsel for the City of Amsterdam, a position he has held since 2008 as well as the Village Attorney for both Canajoharie and Hagaman. According to DeCusatis, he has operated a general law practice since 1995. He also serves on the Board of Governors for the New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal. Previously, he has served as first Assistant Public Defender for Montgomery County for seven years, was a member of the GASD School Board for one term, has been a member of the Amsterdam Civil Service Commission, and served two terms as First Ward Alderman of the City of Amsterdam.
DeCusatis is a cum laude graduate of Albany Law School and received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a veteran of the United State Navy.
He resides in Amsterdam with his wife Mary and three children: Peter, Maxwell, and Teagan.