QUEENSBURY -- A Queensbury lawyer has declared his candidacy for the newly created Family Court judgeship in Warren County.
Daniel Mannix, 47, said he plans to seek the Republican nomination for the 10-year judgeship that will be up for election this November. He said his years of experience and desire to “make a difference” were motivating him to make a run.
Mannix said most of his law practice is in Family Court, and representing parents and children has given him good insight on how the court runs and what needs to be done to help families.
Proper representation of children is particularly important “while they navigate through a very difficult and confusing time in their lives,” Mannix said.
“You see firsthand the difference you can make,” he said.
Mannix said he has also appeared before Family Court judges in most, if not all, of the counties between Albany and Clinton counties.
“You see how different judges do it, things you can aspire to do and not do,” he said.
Mannix, who serves on the Queensbury School Board, was a professional golfer for a period before he went to law school in 1996. He has been a lawyer for 15 years, and is a partner in the firm of Muller, Mannix and Reichenbach in Queensbury.
He has also served on the board of directors of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County and Warren County Bar Foundation.
He also sought the Republican nod for a Warren County Court judgeship in 2013. Mannix said he plans to seek the Conservative and Independence parties lines as well.
The new judgeship was created to assist Warren County Family Court Judge J. Timothy Breen with the growing Family Court caseload.
Paulette Kershko, a court attorney for Breen, announced last month that she plans to seek the GOP endorsement and ballot line for the new judge post.