2015-06-03 / Front Page

Adam Levy Makes It Official

Eric Gross

Judge Judy gives her son a hug following the announcement. Photo by Eric Gross.Judge Judy gives her son a hug following the announcement. Photo by Eric Gross.Judge Judy Scheindlin is one of the world’s most recognized women.

On Friday, Judge Judy joined members of her family along with county governmental leaders and some two dozen supporters of her son, Adam Levy, who announced on the steps of the historic Putnam Courthouse that he is seeking reelection to a third four year term this fall.

Levy has received the backing of the Putnam Republican, Conservative and Independence Parties. He faces a GOP Primary from Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy in September.

Levy told his enthusiastic audience that he was proud to serve as Putnam’s District Attorney: “During my tenure there has been a 41 percent reduction in violent crime, a 24 percent reduction in property crime, a 34 percent reduction in DWI offenses and a 25 percent reduction in overall crime while New York State’s average was only seven percent. My record is bullet-proof.  I am extremely proud that today in 2015, Putnam County is the safest county in all of New York State. This doesn’t happen alone. I have a tremendous team and a coordinated effort between my staff and all law enforcement in our county in addition to the court system, the Probation Department, mental health, the County Executive’s office and the Putnam Legislature. We can’t do it alone and we don’t and that is why Putnam County is the shining example for the entire State of New York. In Putnam, we get things done.”Adam Levy addresses the crowd Friday announcing his intention to seek reelection. Applauding the announcement are his mom, Judge Judy, his daughter, Sarah, and former Chief ADA Christopher York. Photo by Eric Gross. Adam Levy addresses the crowd Friday announcing his intention to seek reelection. Applauding the announcement are his mom, Judge Judy, his daughter, Sarah, and former Chief ADA Christopher York. Photo by Eric Gross.

Following the 10 minute address, Judge Judy told this reporter that she truly believed that “Putnam County was a much safer place to live, work and raise children today than it was eight years ago. For most of Adam’s adult life, he is one of the most honorable people I know. He is dedicated to the job—not because he needs it—but because in his soul, Adam is committed to justice. The people of Putnam County are most fortunate to have someone like Adam in elected office.”

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