Rogers Gets GOP Endorsement
Written by Dan Fischer on February 8, 2019
BATAVIA, NY- Judge Durin Rogers, Batavia City Court Judge, has received the endorsement of the City of Batavia Republican Committee for the full-time Batavia City Court position up for election this fall as the result of Judge Robert Balbick having reached mandatory retirement age.
“I am truly humbled by the support and endorsement of the City Republican Committee for Batavia City Court Judge. Their endorsement today energizes me as we move forward…,” said Judge Rogers following the City Republican Committee endorsement meeting held last night at the Old Courthouse Legislative Chambers.
Judge Rogers has dedicated his almost 25-year legal career to public service including volunteering for the public defender’s office, representing indigent defendants in criminal matters as an assigned counsel attorney, and having been a long-time prosecutor with the County Attorney’s office. Judge Rogers is now serving in his fourth year on the bench as the City of Batavia part-time judge following his unanimous appointment by Batavia City Council in 2015 and has recently been qualified as an Accessible Magistrate for “Raise the Age” legislation.
Following the City Republican Committee meeting, David J. Saleh, Esq., City of Batavia Republican Committee Chairperson, said Judge Rogers received his party’s endorsement because he brings to the bench a unique combination of experience, commitment, and character.
“Tonight, the City of Batavia Republican Party unanimously endorsed Judge Rogers for the full-time City Court Judgeship. We can think of no other candidate who has the qualifications, judicial experience, and commitment to our community than Judge Rogers. Over the past four years, Judge Rogers has demonstrated a strong work ethic, knowledge of the law and temperament fitting of our City Court Judge. He has our full support,” said Saleh.
“Beyond my experience, I have a strong respect and commitment to my fellow residents as they are my friends and neighbors,” said Judge Rogers “I have always strived to be honest, straightforward, and open-minded with everyone I come in contact with…I assure you that I will continue to bring each of these qualities to the bench.”