Rogers Picks-up Endorsements from Youth Leaders
Written by Dan Fischer on October 1, 2019
Theresa Asmus-Roth, Coordinator of Genesee County’s Justice for Children Program and Captain James C. Davis, Coordinator of the County’s S.T.A.R. Program have added their names to the list of prominent individuals who have endorsed part-time City Court Judge Durin Rogers for election to become Batavia’s next full-time City Court Judge. The Justice for Children Program is the Genesee County Agency that advocates for and give services to local children who have been victims of abuse or witnesses to violent acts, while the S.T.A.R. (Student Transition and Recovery) Program addresses the needs of local students who are facing school discipline or removal from their homes.
“I have worked with Judge Rogers in his role with the Genesee County Attorney’s Office as a part of the Justice for Children CORE team since my career in victim advocacy began in 2001. This has given me the opportunity to witness his dedication to child victims of abuse and view him as an experienced, thoughtful, and passionate legal professional.” Asmus-Roth stated in highlighting her experience with Judge Rogers over the past 18 years. In explaining her reasons behind her endorsement, she continued: “The Batavia City Court Judge fills a crucial role in this community; a role that balances the constitutional and legal rights of a defendant against safety and justice for crime victims and the community as a whole… Judge Rogers’ decades of experience as a defense attorney, prosecutor, corporate counsel, and Judge have equipped him to excel in this position. It is with that in mind that I endorse Judge Durin Rogers for full-time City Court Judge.”
Davis, commended Judge Rogers’ efforts in working with Family Court Judge Eric Adams in bringing the S.T.A.R. Program to Genesee County and further praised Judge Rogers’ ongoing support of the program since its inception as reasons for his endorsement. “In my dealings with Judge Rogers…his knowledge of family matters within the court system has proved beneficial and supportive to the Genesee County S.T.A.R Program’s success.” In commenting on his 20 years working with Judge Rogers, Davis continued: “I have personally learned and benefited from Judge Rogers’ knowledge of the law and his extraordinary ability to deal with and relate to ALL individuals…we fully endorse his candidacy…I have no doubt that [Judge Rogers] will be welcomed as your Batavia City Court Judge and will serve the legal system and the City of Batavia with integrity and honor.”
Judge Rogers noted that “I have truly enjoyed working with Theresa and Captain Davis over the years. They are true professionals and have devoted their careers to protecting and assisting children in our community. I am proud to work with them and have their support and endorsement.”
Judge Durin Rogers has been the sitting part time Batavia City Court Judge for over four years and is seeking election to the full time City Court post in this November’s election due to the retirement of Hon. Robert Balbick.