The Kettner Campaign issues the following press release:
The Working Families Party has announced the designation of New Rochelle attorney Susan I. Kettner for City Court Judge in this year's election. Kettner was previously designated by the Democratic Party after a competition with 5 other candidates before the Democratic City Committee's District Leaders.
"Susan will make an excellent City Judge", said Patrick Welsh, County Chairman of the Working Families Party, and a South End New Rochelle resident. "Our party backs good candidates from both major parties - in past years we have endorsed Republicans such as Jim Maisano, Michael Boyle and Al Tarantino, along with Democrats like Jim Stowe, and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin. We think Susan fits the model we look for: hard working, accessible, with solid legal credentials and an appropriate judicial temperament."
Kettner supporters will be collecting petition signatures in both parties during the next few weeks. The five major parties (Democratic, Republican, Conservative, Independence and Working Families) will select their candidates through the petition process; independent ballot line petitioning will begin in July and August.
Kettner is the principal in Kettner and Kettner, a law firm based in New Rochelle founded by her grandfather, George L. Kettner in 1920, continuing through her father, George E. Kettner; she became the firm's principal in 1991. She is a graduate of Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and Cardozo Law School in New York City. She was admitted to the bar in 1987. She has served as past President of the New Rochelle Bar Association (1998-2000) and is currently Chair of the New Rochelle Zoning Board of Appeals.