Orazio R. Bellantoni

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Orazio R. Bellantoni
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Court Information:
Westchester County Supreme Court, New York
Position:   Supreme Court Justice
Active:   1996 - 2023
Past position:   Westchester County Family Court Judge
Past term:   1984 - 1995
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Fordham University
Law School:   Fordham University Law School
Orazio R. Bellantoni is a justice for the Westchester County Supreme Court in the 9th Judicial District of New York. He was first elected to that court for a term that began in 1996. He was re-elected in 2009 and his current term expires in 2023.[1][2]


Bellantoni received his A.B. and J.D. degrees from Fordham University in 1963 and 1966, respectively.[1]


Bellantoni began his career in 1969 as an Assistant District Attorney of Westchester County. He then worked as a law clerk to Judge James Caruso of the Westchester County Court from 1973 to 1976 and as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Russell Legett from 1977 to 1983. His judicial career began in 1984 when he took office as a Westchester County Family Court Judge. He then joined the Supreme Court in 1996.[1]

2009 re-election

Bellantoni was nominated to run for another term on the court by the 9th Judicial District's Republican nominating convention in September of 2009.[3] The election day was held on November 3, 2009.[4] [5]

Candidate IncumbentSeatPartyElection %
Francesca Connolly ApprovedA Yes9th DistrictDemocratic, Working Families9.7%
Jeffrey Cohen ApprovedA No9th DistrictDemocratic, Independence, Conservative, Working Families11.1%
Orazio Bellantoni ApprovedA Yes9th DistrictRepublican, Independence, Conservative, Right to Life10.8%
Charles Wood ApprovedA No9th DistrictRepublican, Independence, Conservative9.9%
David L. Steinberg No9th DistrictDemocratic, Working Families8%
James W. Hubert, Jr. Yes9th DistrictDemocratic, Independence, Working Families9.1%
Charles E. Stewart No9th DistrictRepublican, Conservative9%
William L. Maher No9th DistrictRepublican7%
James Alexander Burke No9th DistrictRight to Life>1%
Mary N. Clark No9th DistrictRight to Life>1%
Stasia T. Vogel No9th DistrictRight to Life>1%

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