Seeks second term for city court judge
Niagara Falls City Court Judge Angelo J. Morinello announced today his bid for a second term. He was appointed in 2002 and elected to a full term Jan. 1, 2003.
"It has been a pleasure to serve the citizens of Niagara Falls as their city court judge," Morinello said. "I have never had a more difficult or rewarding job in my over 35-year legal career."
Since 2002, Morinello has disposed of more than 75,000 cases as city court judge. He has presided over domestic violence court, assisted Chief Judge Mark Violante on drug and mental health courts, as well as traffic court, civil court and small claims court.
"The special courts have really assisted in the overall health and wellbeing of our citizens and gives judges like myself the ability to work on 'out of the box' solutions for the residents of our city," Morinello added. "The law is sometimes gray and, in these cases, it is important to have flexible solutions."
By administrative order, Morinello has also been acting county court judge since 2005. In his time as acting county court judge, he has presided over felony cases and has assisted the elected county court judges in helping alleviate their caseload.
"I'm honored to assist the elected county court judges," Morinello said.
On May 10, Morinello's campaign committee will host a fundraiser in his honor. The 6 p.m. event will take place at Antonio's Restaurant, Banquet & Conference Center, located at 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. The cost of the event is $50 per person. Checks can be mailed to the committee to re-elect Judge Morinello, P.O. Box 115, Niagara Falls, NY 14305.