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Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Selects William Wagstaff as Chair of Mt Vernon’s Judiciary Committee

THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON ANNOUNCES THE SELECTION OF WILLIAM O. WAGSTAFF III ESQ. AS CHAIR OF THE JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT COMMITTEE

William O. Wagstaff III speaking at the Rally For Black Lives Lost in front of MLK Statue at Westchester Courthouse, White Plains, NY, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 [Black Westchester]
William O. Wagstaff III speaking at the Rally For Black Lives Lost in front of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Statue at Westchester Courthouse, White Plains, NY, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 [Black Westchester]

Mount Vernon, NY (July 29, 2020): Mount Vernon Mayor, Shawyn Patterson-Howard, appoints William O. Wagstaff III, Esq. of Law Office of William O. Wagstaff III P.C. to chair her judicial appointment committee.   

“William O. Wagstaff III has proven to be a zealous advocate for equal rights for all, said Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard. “The starting point for the adjudication of criminal cases in Mount Vernon is the City Court. Understanding that, it was important to me for the Chair of the committee to be a person who will facilitate a fair process that yields the best candidates for me to select from and ensure justice is served in the Jewel of Westchester.”  

“As a member of the legal profession and an advocate, it is a great honor to be entrusted with the chairmanship of Mayor Patterson-Howard’s Judiciary Committee, the role Judges play in the criminal justice system cannot be understated, and that makes this appointment especially important,” said Wagstaff. “I am deeply grateful to Mayor Patterson-Howard for her vision, dedication, and passion and am excited for what the future holds under the Mayor’s leadership.”  

The Judiciary Committee evaluates candidates for appointment to the vacant Mount Vernon City Court seat created by the elevation to the New York State Court of Claims of Judge Adrian Armstrong after appointment by Governor Andrew Cuomo and confirmation by the New York State Senate. The Judiciary Committee will recommend a list of finalists for Mayor Patterson-Howard to select the next City of Mount Vernon Judge. 

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