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Dutchess Independence Party Endorses Tom Mansfield for Surrogate’s Court Judge

June 6, 2018 12:10 pm

Dutchess Independence Party Endorses Tom Mansfield
for Surrogate’s Court Judge
County Party Cross-Endorses Democratic candidate
Running to fill vacant Surrogate’s Court Seat

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – The New Dutchess County Independence Party has endorsed Tom Mansfield for the position of Surrogate’s Court Judge in this year’s election. The position is vacant this year and Mansfield is running for a full ten year term.
“Mr. Mansfield’s experience and integrity will serve the Surrogate’s Court well. We feel he will be a great successor to Judge Pagones,” said New Dutchess County Independence Party Chairwoman Susan McGuire.
“It is an honor to receive the Independence Party’s endorsement and it shows the support and momentum my campaign is generating. I look forward to meeting as many local members of the Independence Party as possible between now and Election Day,” said Surrogate’s Court candidate Tom Mansfield.
Tom Mansfield has lived in Dutchess County for more than 24 years and is a former County Legislator, representing Red Hook and Tivoli. He has practiced in the areas of estate administration and litigation, guardianship matters, real estate, and civil and commercial litigation for over 30 years and is a founding partner of the law firm Mansfield, Gautier & Rosenthal LLP. He is also the Secretary of the Red Hook Education Foundation and a former Red Hook Rotarian and Chamber of Commerce member.
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The Dutchess County Surrogate’s Court handles a wide range of emotional and
complex estate, trust and guardianship matters. Such cases can involve the
probate of a will, interpreting a trust agreement, resolving a bitter will contest,
settling a judicial accounting or appointing a guardian for a developmentally
disabled child or senior citizen. These matters often arise from the loss of a loved
one or a bitter family dispute and can involve large inheritances or the personal
needs and liberties of a person in need of a legal guardian. It is vital that the
Surrogate’s Court Judge is committed to protecting the interests and needs of all
parties, especially the most vulnerable, with compassion and integrity.