Jeremy Zellner, Chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee, today announced that Democrats across 8 counties have nominated Mark A. Montour, a local attorney and judge, for Supreme Court of the State of New York, 8th Judicial District. Montour currently serves as Justice of the Lancaster Town Court, and he serves as an acting judge in the cities of Buffalo and Batavia.
“Mark is well qualified for the Supreme Court and the Democratic Party is proud to nominate him because Mark’s devotion to public service is unmatched,” said Zellner. “Our community needs more individuals like Mark and the Democratic Party is committed to helping Mark win this November.”
“I am humbled by the support of the Democratic Party,” said Montour. “I hope to make the members of Democratic Party proud of my candidacy for Supreme Court. I believe that I can make a difference on the bench and I look forward to telling voters why I believe I am the best candidate.”
Mark A. Montour is a Western New Yorker native, a private attorney, and a Town Justice who has deep roots in hard work, public service and accountability. Justice Montour was elected Town Justice for the Town of Lancaster in November 2007. Prior to becoming Town Justice, he served for twelve years as a Lancaster Town Councilman. In addition to his post as a Lancaster Town Justice, Montour also serves as an acting judge in the cities of Buffalo and Batavia. Justice Montour’s history of participation at the local level of government illustrates his commitment to the people of Western New York. Montour’s legal career began when he graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law and Jurisprudence in 1983; prior to law school, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Canisius College in 1980.