Ithaca — An attorney has announced she’ll run to fill the Tompkins County Court Judge position now held by John Sherman. Pamela Bleiwas, a resident of the Town of Ithaca, said she’ll run as a Democrat in a primary election set for September 10.
Judge Sherman is retiring from the position, which includes presiding over Family Court cases, as well as felony trials. In a statement, Bleiwas said she has “extensive experience” in both criminal and misdemeanor cases, often involving clients as young as 16 years old.
“I am seeking the position of County Court Judge because I have personally witnessed the serious problems faced by children and families in Tompkins County. As County Court Judge I would focus on breaking the cycle of poverty and abuse underlying many of these problems,” she said.
Bleiwas is married to Jeffrey Silber.