Rogers Endorsed by Sheriff and Former Sheriff for City Court

Written by on May 16, 2019

News Release

Judge Durin Rogers, City of Batavia Part-Time Judge, has received the endorsements of Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron and former Sheriff and current County Legislator Gary Maha for the full-time City Court Judge position that is up for election this year.

(From Left) Gary Maha, Durin Rogers and William Sheron

In his endorsement, Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron commented extensively on Judge Rogers’ dedication and professionalism as key factors in his decision to endorse the sitting part-time Judge. “He [Judge Rogers] is a true professional who is extremely dedicated to his family and our community”. Sheron continued: “Judge Rogers is readily available all hours of the day and night, including weekends and holidays to fulfill his responsibilities as City Court Judge. He carries out his duties in a fair, impartial, unbiased and ethical manner.”

In closing his endorsement letter Sheron emphasized his high regard for Judge Rogers stating: “[I] have the highest regard for Durin B Rogers and can assure you he will continue to be an outstanding Batavia City Court Judge. Please join me in supporting Durin B. Rogers for City of Batavia City Court Judge,”

Similarly, retired Genesee County Sheriff and current county legislator Gary Maha cited Judge Rogers’ dedication and compassion in his endorsement. Noting that Judge Rogers works closely with those involved in the criminal justice system as part time City Court Judge, Maha stated “He [Judge Rogers] is a very dedicated person who acts fairly, objectively and with compassion when adjudicating cases that come before him.” He continued: “Durin has the experience and temperament to make an excellent full-time City Court Judge. I fully endorse his candidacy.”

Judge Rogers has served as the Part-Time Batavia City Court Judge for over four years, having been appointed unanimously by Batavia City Council in 2015 and has been a practicing lawyer in Batavia and Genesee County for nearly 25 years. During his past four years on the bench, Judge Rogers has handled thousands of cases within the court’s jurisdiction including civil, criminal, small claims, housing code violations and even matters in the drug court, mental health court and veteran’s courts.

“I am humbled and honored to receive the support of such fine public officials as Bill Sheron and Gary Maha.” Rogers said. “I believe these endorsements will carry tremendous weight with our local community and I am grateful to Sheriff Sheron and Legislator Maha for their kind words.” … “I am committed to living up to the standard these endorsements set for the future and if elected as City Court Judge, I promise to do my very best to live up to the standards that people like Sheriff Sheron, Legislator Maha and the rest of this great community will expect of me as City Court Judge.”

Judge Rogers lives with his wife, Paula, and their four children in the City of Batavia. His family has been longtime residents of the City and are proud to call Batavia their home. Judge Rogers is committed to the community and has volunteered his time to assist youth sports; mock trial; United Way; GCBA; and many other civic boards. Rogers is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Law; and received his Juris Doctor legal degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio.


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