Mark S. Nemeth is announcing his candidacy for Grand Island town justice this year. He has received the endorsement of the Grand Island Republican and Conservative parties.
For the past 11 years, Nemeth has been the Town of Grand Island prosecutor. In that capacity, he has had responsibility for prosecuting all violations within the town's jurisdiction, including violations of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, New York criminal law and the Grand Island town code. He has tried hundreds of cases in Grand Island Court and handled thousands more over the last 11 years.
Grand Island is a dynamic and growing community with complex challenges like other modern suburbs. The problems it faces today are different than those of 30 or even 16 years ago. Nemeth will use his legal education and experience to address the challenges Grand Island faces today.
Nemeth received his law degree, with honors, from Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1993, where he was given the American Jurisprudence Award in Ethics and in Secured Transactions. He graduated with honors in 1987 from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a B.S. in history and a minor in education.
In Nemeth's private practice, he is a partner in the law firm of Feldman Kieffer LLP. He has been a licensed attorney and a litigator for more than 21 years, practicing in New York Supreme Court, town courts and Federal District Courts throughout the state. He has extensive trial experience and appellate experience. Nemeth is a member of the WNY Prosecutors Association, the Erie County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.
Nemeth has been married to his wife, Michelle, a high school math teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools, since 1993. They moved to Grand Island from North Buffalo in 1997. Nemeth and Michelle have two children, Miranda and Alex.
Grand Island has been very generous to Mark and Michelle by providing a very peaceful and comfortable place in which to raise their children. Nemeth has been deeply involved with community by serving on the Grand Island Traffic Safety Advisory Board, coaching youth soccer for the Grand Island Soccer Club and St. Stephen, volunteering as a swim league official and working the Lenten fish fry at St. Stephen. Nemeth is a past member of Grand Island Rotary and a volunteer for Lawyers for Learning, an Erie County Bar Association organization providing lawyers to act as tutors for students in need of extra help at School 18 on Buffalo's West Side.
Nemeth said he is looking forward to continuing his efforts to give back to Grand Island and make it an even better place to live by running for town justice. He said he is uniquely qualified to be Grand Island's next justice. He said he will bring his legal education, professional experience and his sense of duty to the community to the office of town justice, and he will make Grand Island a better place to live and work.